Integration of 5G experimentation infrastructures into a multi-site NFV ecosystem

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Show simple item record Nogales Dorado, Borja González Blázquez, Luis Félix Vidal Fernández, Iván Valera Pintor, Francisco García Reinoso, Jaime José López, Diego R. Rodríguez, Juan González, Neftalí Berberana, Ignacio Azcorra Saloña, Arturo 2021-04-27T08:29:38Z 2021-04-27T08:29:38Z 2021-02-03
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation JoVE, Journal of visualized experiments, 168, e61946, Feb. 2020, 22 pp.
dc.identifier.issn 1940-087X
dc.description.abstract Network Function Virtualization (NFV) has been regarded as one of the key enablers for the 5th Generation of mobile networks, or 5G. This paradigm allows to reduce the dependence on specialized hardware to deploy telecommunications and vertical services. To this purpose, it relies on virtualization techniques to softwarize network functions, simplifying their development and reducing deployment time and costs. In this context, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Telefónica, and IMDEA Networks Institute have developed an NFV ecosystem inside 5TONIC, an open network innovation center focused on 5G technologies, enabling the creation of complex, close to reality experimentation scenarios across a distributed set of NFV infrastructures, which can be made available by stakeholders at different geographic locations. This article presents the protocol that has been defined to incorporate new remote NFV sites into the multi-site NFV ecosystem based on 5TONIC, describing the requirements for both the existing and the newly incorporated infrastructures, their connectivity through an overlay network architecture, and the steps necessary for the inclusion of new sites. The protocol is exemplified through the incorporation of an external site to the 5TONIC NFV ecosystem. Afterwards, the protocol details the verification steps required to validate a successful site integration. These include the deployment of a multi-site vertical service using a remote NFV infrastructure with Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAVs). This serves to showcase the potential of the protocol to enable distributed experimentation scenarios.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was partially supported by the European H2020 LABYRINTH project (grant agreement H2020-MG-2019-TwoStages-861696), and by the TRUE5G project (PID2019-108713RB-C52PID2019-108713RB-C52 / AEI / 10.13039/501100011033) funded by the Spanish National Research Agency. In addition, the work of Borja Nogales, Ivan Vidal and Diego R. Lopez has partially been supported by the European H2020 5G-VINNI project (grant agreement number 815279). Finally, the authors thank Alejandro Rodríguez García for his support during the realization of this work.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MyJoVE Corporation
dc.rights Copyright © 2021 JoVE
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.other Network function virtualization
dc.subject.other Software defined networking
dc.subject.other Network services
dc.title Integration of 5G experimentation infrastructures into a multi-site NFV ecosystem
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/861696/LABYRINTH
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/815279/VINNI
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PID2019-108713RB-C52
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue e61946
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 22
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Jove-Journal of Visualized Experiments
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 168
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000026928
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (España)
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Network Technologies
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