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Towards Serverless NFV for 5G Media Applications

Breitgand, David; Weit, Avi; Rizou, Stamatia; Griffin, David; Acar, Ugur; Carrozzo, Gino; Zioulis, Nikolaos; Andriani, Pasquale; Iadanza, Francesco


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{
  "DOI": "10.1145/3211890.3211916", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Towards Serverless NFV for 5G Media Applications", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2018, 
        6, 
        7
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>The advent of virtualization and IaaS have revolutionized the telecom industry via SDN/NFV. A new wave of cloud-native PaaS promises to further improve SDN/NFV performance, portability, and cost-efficiency. In this poster, we highlight a work in progress being done in the 5G-MEDIA project [2], which pioneers the application of the serverless paradigm to NFV in the context of media intensive applications in 5G networks. Motivational use cases include tele-immersive gaming, mobile journalism and UHD content distribution. For example, consider a next-gen e-sport, in which bouts between gamers last only a few minutes. FaaS offers a clear cost-efficiency benefit for hosting such applications. An architecture is shown in Fig. 1. It includes i) an Application/Service Development Kit (SDK) to enable access to media applications development tools; ii) a Service Virtualization Platform (SVP) to run the ETSI MANO framework, the Media Service MAPE optimization component and the VIM and WIM plugins to enable NFVIs integration; iii) different NFVIs to execute media-specific VNFs. FaaS VIM is implemented for integration of FaaS with the rest of the MANO stack. It allows mixing FaaS and &quot;regular&quot; VNFs within the same media forwarding graph. For reference implementation, Apache OpenWhisk [1] and Kubernetes are used. The main challenge is extending the programming model to support groups of actions communicating over a network, while retaining the simplicity of FaaS. The project is supported by EU H2020 R&amp;I program (Grant Agreement No 761699).</p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Breitgand, David"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Weit, Avi"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Rizou, Stamatia"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Griffin, David"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Acar, Ugur"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Carrozzo, Gino"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Zioulis, Nikolaos"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Andriani, Pasquale"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Iadanza, Francesco"
    }
  ], 
  "id": "1299116", 
  "note": "This work is part of the 5G-MEDIA project which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 761699.", 
  "event-place": "Haifa (Israel)", 
  "type": "graphic", 
  "event": "11th ACM International Systems and Storage Conference (SYSTOR)"
}
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