Implementing NFV system with OpenStack

Jinlin Chen, Yiren Chen, Shi-Chun Tsai, Yi-Bing Lin

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Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a promising approach for service providers to reduce CAPEX and OPEX and has drawn a lot of attention from vendors. Service Function Chaining (SFC) provides the ability to define a sequence of network services. This paper identifies two important issues (placement and scaling) on deploying reliably and efficiently SFC with a cloud platform. Based on the OpenStack Tacker architecture, we explore possible solutions and implement the missing features in Tacker for SFC. We propose two algorithms for finding service location and policy of scaling. The experiments show the efficiency of our approach compared with the default deployment methods provided in OpenStack. We also discuss and highlight future work to improve utilization of cloud platform for deploying service function chaining.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509055692
StatePublished - 18 Oct 2017
Event2017 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 7 Aug 201710 Aug 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing


Conference2017 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing


  • Cloud Computing
  • OpenStack
  • Service Function Chaining
  • Software Defined Networking

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