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Published in: Photonic Network Communications 3/2020

04-09-2020 | Original Paper

Optimized placement of virtualized resources for 5G services exploiting live migration

Authors: Nikolaos Gkatzios, Markos Anastasopoulos, Anna Tzanakaki, Dimitra Simeonidou

Published in: Photonic Network Communications | Issue 3/2020

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Abstract

This paper focuses on a Centralized Radio Access Network solution adopting the concept of resource disaggregation. In this context, it proposes a heuristic suitable to optimally assign Base Band Unit processing functions in softwarized Radio Access Networks to different servers, taking into consideration their processing requirements with the aim to minimize the overall energy consumption. It also proposes the adoption of live migration of virtualized resources, in order to dynamically reallocate these functions to different servers that better match the continuously changing characteristics of 5G services, for increased energy efficiency purposes. The benefits associated with live migration are quantified through a series of experiments. Our results show a reduction of the number of switched-on servers through live migration that leads to a notable improvement in terms of resource and energy efficiency.
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Metadata
Title
Optimized placement of virtualized resources for 5G services exploiting live migration
Authors
Nikolaos Gkatzios
Markos Anastasopoulos
Anna Tzanakaki
Dimitra Simeonidou
Publication date
04-09-2020
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Photonic Network Communications / Issue 3/2020
Print ISSN: 1387-974X
Electronic ISSN: 1572-8188
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11107-020-00905-9