VFCSIM: A simulation framework for real-time multi-service Virtual Function Chains deployment
Tsakanikas, V. and Dagiuklas, A. (2018). VFCSIM: A simulation framework for real-time multi-service Virtual Function Chains deployment. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates 09 - 13 Dec 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
|Authors||Tsakanikas, V. and Dagiuklas, A.|
Modelling service deployment on distributed, het- erogenous and dynamic environments usually involves the in- tegration of multiple software components under a common deployment. Such deployments have gained focus lately, not only because of the rise of the Edge Computing paradigm but also due to Clouds and micro-Clouds Computing infrastructures. A novel approach for this deployment is Virtual Function Chains, according to which a service is decomposed to a set of Virtual Functions and each Virtual Function is undertaken by a different device. We propose a Virtual Function Chain Simulation (VFCSIM) Framework, an opensource library for building simulation models of both edge and cloud networked systems, based on Virtual Function Chains. VFCSIM’s central structure is a heterogeneous network, which can describe, via scripting, a wide set of devices, network links, cloud resources, cost models and services. A case study is presented, according to which final users request on demand surveillance services from an edge network. After describing the simulation setup steps, both the summarization results and the real-time probing metrics are presented. VFCSIM is expected to enhance and facilitate the deployment of the Virtual Function Chaining paradigm both to cloud and edge infrastructures.
|Keywords||simulator, edge computing, cloud computing, streaming services, multiprocessing|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Web address (URL)||https://globecom2022.ieee-globecom.org/|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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|04 Dec 2022|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||02 Aug 2022|
|Deposited||22 Aug 2022|
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