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Energy-efficient virtual network function placement in telecom networks

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posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by Z Xu, X Zhang, Shui Yu, J Zhang
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is an emerging network architecture, which decouples the software implementation of network functions from the underlying hardware. Telecom operators widely place diverse types of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) on specified software middlebox. Traffic needs to go through a set of ordered VNFs which forms a Service Function Chain (SFC). However, how to efficiently place VNFs at various network locations while minimizing energy consumption is still an open problem. To this end, we study joint optimization of VNF placement and traffic routing for energy efficiency in telecom networks. We first present the energy model in NFV-enabled telecom networks, and then formulate the studied problem as an Integer Linear Programming (ILP) model. Since the problem is NP-hard, we design a polynomial algorithm using the Markov approximation technique to find the near-optimal result. Extensive simulation results show that our algorithm saves up to 14.84% energy consumption in telecom networks compared with previous VNF placement algorithms.

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Event

IEEE Communications Society. Conference (2018 : Kansas City, Mo.)

Series

IEEE Communications Society Conference

Pagination

1 - 7

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Location

Kansas City, Mo.

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

Start date

2018-05-20

End date

2018-05-24

ISSN

1550-3607

ISBN-13

9781538631805

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2018, IEEE

Editor/Contributor(s)

[Unknown]

Title of proceedings

ICC 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications

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