A Utility-Driven Multi-Queue Admission Control Solution for Network Slicing
The combination of recent emerging technologies such as network function virtualization (NFV) and network programmability (SDN) gave birth to the Network Slicing revolution. 5G networks consist of multi-tenant infrastructures capable of offering leased network “slices” to new customers (e.g., vertical industries) enabling a new telecom business model: Slice-as-a-Service (SlaaS). In this paper, we aim i) to study the slicing admission control problem by means of a multi-queuing system for heterogeneous tenant requests, ii) to derive its statistical behavior model, and iii) to provide a utility-based admission control optimization. Our results analyze the capability of the proposed SlaaS system to be approximately Markovian and evaluate its performance as compared to legacy solutions.