Empirical Experience and Experimental Evaluation of Open5GCore over Hypervisor and Container

Hung Cheng Chang, Bo Jun Qiu, Jyh-Cheng Chen*, Tze Jie Tan, Ping Fan Ho, Chen Hao Chiu, Bao-Shuh Lin 

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Abstract

One of the most important technologies for future 5G networks is to utilize Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to virtualize the network components. NFV provides flexibility, short time to market, and low cost solution to build network services, which are important features of 5G networks. Although the idea of virtualization is just being applied to cellular networks, it has been used in the community of cloud computing. There are two main virtualization techniques, hypervisor and container. In this paper, we present our practical experience of virtualizing Open5GCore, a commercial product of SDN-enabled Evolved Packet Core (EPC), over hypervisor and container. In addition to describing how to virtualize Open5GCore, we also present the experimental performance evaluation of the systems. Finally, some important lessons learned are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6263153
JournalWireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Volume2018
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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