NGPaaS Framework for Enriched and Customized Virtual Network Functions-as-a-Service

Paul Veitch, Adam Broadbent, Angelos Mimidis Kentis, José Soler, Marco Mobilio, Alessandro Tundo, Michell Guzmán, Steven Van Rossem

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This paper describes how the novel Next Generation Platform-as-a-Service (NGPaaS) framework can facilitate major benefits for Network Operators and Vertical Service Providers (VSPs) who wish to leverage Virtual Network Functions-as-a-Service (VNFaaS) capabilities. Network Operators can benefit by providing an on-demand PaaS with required features for the VSPs, thus generating new revenue streams but with low operational overhead due to the high degree of automation. VSPs can benefit from the PaaS-oriented approach, by being able to flexibly on-board new VNF types and “value-added” service capabilities like monitoring, healing and profiling, to deliver customized service blueprints to meet the needs of their end customers. The paper outlines the design of an early prototype, built on the Open-CORD platform and using industry-standard Virtualised Network Functions (VNFs).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)9781728105468
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications - Valencia Congress Centre , Valencia, Spain
Duration: 18 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
Conference number: 28


Conference2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications
LocationValencia Congress Centre
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  • NGPaaS
  • 5G
  • VNFaaS
  • Monitoring
  • Open-CORD


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