June 25, 2018

Federation of Cross-Domain Edge Resources: A Brokering Architecture for Network Slicing

  • Alberi-Morel M.
  • Boubendir A.
  • Faucheux F.
  • Guillemin F.
  • Kerboeuf S.
  • Lafragette J.
  • Orlandi B.
  • Toquin C.

We present an architecture enabling a network operator to federate IT and network resources owned by private third-party actors located at the edge of the network. The cornerstone of this architecture is a brokering layer that relies on a graph-based resource database. The brokering layer contains all the necessary functions allowing such federation: exposure of cross-domain resources towards network operators and their qualification for deployment and provisioning. We have implemented a Proof-of-Concept of the proposed architecture which we illustrate through the federation of a Stadium infrastructure resources and then through the on-demand creation and deployment of end-to-end network slices over multiple domains for event services. Finally, we present and discuss performance evaluation results.

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