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Putting Intelligence in the Network Edge Through NFV and Cloud Computing: The SESAME Approach

  • Ioannis P. ChochliourosEmail author
  • Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou
  • Alexandros Kostopoulos
  • Maria Belesioti
  • Evangelos Sfakianakis
  • Philippos Georgantas
  • Eirini Vasilaki
  • Ioannis Neokosmidis
  • Theodoros Rokkas
  • Athanassios Dardamanis
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 744)

Abstract

The core challenges in the actual SESAME EU-funded project is to develop an ecosystem to sustain network infrastructure openness, built on the pillars of network functions virtualization (NFV), mobile-edge computing (MEC) capabilities and cognitive network management that will provide multi-tenancy and flexible cloud-network interaction with highly-predictable and flexible end-to-end performance characteristics. Based on this aspect, we discuss the potential benefits of including NFV and MEC in a modern mobile communications infrastructure, through Small Cells coordination and virtualization, also focused upon realistic 5G-oriented considerations. Within the proposed SESAME architecture, we also assess the various advantages coming from a more enhanced network operation and management of resources, as it appears with the incorporation of cognitive capabilities embracing knowledge and intelligence.

Keywords

5G Edge cloud computing Mobile edge computing (MEC) Network functions virtualization (NFV) Small cell (SC) Self-X functions Virtual network function (VNF) 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been performed in the scope of the SESAME European Research Project and has been supported by the Commission of the European Communities (5G-PPP/H2020, Grant Agreement No. 671596).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou
    • 1
  • Alexandros Kostopoulos
    • 1
  • Maria Belesioti
    • 1
  • Evangelos Sfakianakis
    • 1
  • Philippos Georgantas
    • 1
  • Eirini Vasilaki
    • 1
  • Ioannis Neokosmidis
    • 2
  • Theodoros Rokkas
    • 2
  • Athanassios Dardamanis
    • 3
  1. 1.Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) S.A.Maroussi, AthensGreece
  2. 2.INCITES Consulting S.A.R.L.StrassenLuxembourg
  3. 3.SmartNet S.A.Agios Dimitrios, AtticaGreece

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