Title: NFV deployment strategies in SDN network

Authors: Chia-Wei Tseng; Po-Hao Lai; Bo-Sheng Huang; Li-Der Chou; Meng-Chiou Wu

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, No. 300, Jhongda Road, Jhongli City, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, No. 300, Jhongda Road, Jhongli City, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, No. 300, Jhongda Road, Jhongli City, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, No. 300, Jhongda Road, Jhongli City, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan ' Information and Communication Research Division, National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, No. 481, Zhongzheng Road, Longtan District, Taoyuan 325, Taiwan

Abstract: The emergence of the internet has resulted in the relative expansion of complicated network architecture. Accordingly, the traditional network architecture can no longer meet the demand of a new and rapidly changing network service. Given the emergence of software defined network (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV), technologies can now transform the current and complicated network architecture into a programmable, virtualised and standardised managed architecture. This study aims to design and implement the rapid deployment strategies of the NFV services in SDN. Six different rapid deployment technologies are addressed based on the linked clone and the full clone cases. These technologies can accelerate the speed of deployment by enabling the NFV technology with an intelligent configuration. Experimental results show that the proposed parallel clone strategy in the linked clone scenario exhibited a better performance in terms of time efficiency compared with the other strategies.

Keywords: software defined network; SDN; network functions virtualisation; NFV; rapid deployment; network management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2019.101261

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2019 Vol.14 No.2, pp.237 - 248

Received: 02 Feb 2017
Accepted: 02 Aug 2017

Published online: 24 Jul 2019 *

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