Italtel is technical co-sponsor of Softnetworking 2017, The International Symposium on Advances in Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization (April 23rd – 27th, 2017 – Venice, Italy), part of ICN 2017.
Paolo Crosta, Head of Collaborative Research Projects, on the 24th April will co-head the track “SDN/NFV: Control, Scalability and Performance”, where Italtel will present two papers on:
- NFV Infomodel – This paper focuses on improvements in Management and Orchestration within the Network
Function Virtualization (NFV) domain. The key benefits are related to automation in the Virtual Network Function (VNF) lifecycle, adaption to different network traffic loads and new models for improving network resilience. These could be achieved by introducing some extensions of the NFV Information Model. In order to support the validity of the proposed approach, the paper provides some practical examples based on a real implementation of a VNF Session Border Controller.
- GPU-accelerated NFV video transcoding application – The exponential growth of video traffic and the outburst of novel video-based services is revealing the inadequacy of the traditional mobile network infrastructure. In this context, this paper proposes a novel Video Transcoding application (named VTU), which, leveraging on Multi-access Edge Computing principles, brings several functionalities to the edge of networks, greatly improving User Experience with mobile terminals. A possible use case is presented, in which the VTU is used in a stadium or in large public venues during crowded events like a sporting events or concerts.
For more details on the event: https://www.iaria.org/conferences2017/SOFTNETWORKING.html