Joint VNF Placement And CPU Allocation In 5G

Authors:
Satyam Agarwal IIT Guwahati, India
Francesco Malandrino Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Carlafabiana Chiasserini Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Swades De Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Abstract:

Thanks to network slicing, 5G networks will support a variety of services in a flexible and swift manner. In this context, we seek to make high-quality, joint optimal decisions concerning the placement of VNFs across the physical hosts for realizing the services, and the allocation of CPU resources in VNFs sharing a host. To this end, we present a queuing-based system model, accounting for all the entities involved in 5G networks. Then, we propose a fast and efficient solution strategy yielding near-optimal decisions. We evaluate our approach in multiple scenarios that well represent real-world services, and find it to consistently outperform state-of-the-art alternatives and closely match the optimum.

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