Italtel led the “Network Functions” work-package where seven different VNFs were developed exploiting diverse aspects of the NFV concept. Italtel contributed also to the definition of the overall architecture, the VNF lifecycle and VNF description, the VNF’s service mapping algorithms over the virtualized infrastructure. Finally, Italtel coordinated the standardization activities of the project and contributed to the definition of T-NOVA business model.
In terms of developments, the main Italtel outcomes have been a new VNF Function Store and two innovative virtual network functions, named vSBC and vTU.
vSBC is a new prototype of a Session Border Controller for research activities of automatic scaling in response to traffic conditions (see the vSBC developers team in the picture in the right); vTU is a Video Transcoding Unit exploiting hardware acceleration provided by GPU.
Italtel team was composed by Giuseppe Monteleone, Marco Beccari, Matteo Piredda, Maurizio Arnaboldi, Paolo Pieroni, Pietro Paglierani, Vincenzo Mascolo, Enzo Figini and Paolo Comi.
Watch the video of vSBC scaling demo presented by Italtel at the final review held in Athens.
Contact the author: Paolo Comi