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A novel marketplace for trading/brokering virtual network functions over cloud infrastructures

A novel marketplace for trading/brokering virtual network functions over cloud infrastructures

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Following up the success story of the OS-Specific App Stores, we present a new business case in network function virtualization (NFV), where function provider (FP) can publish, broke, trade, offer, and advertise their developed functions inside a novel Marketplace for NFV. This novel approach is able to attract new entrants to the networking market, including among other, a Novel Brokerage Platform, allowing Service Providers to transact with the FP. Finally, via the Marketplace, customers can browse and select services and virtual appliances that best match their needs, as well as negotiate Service Level Agreements and be charged under various billing models browse and select the services and virtual appliances that best match their needs.

Chapter Contents:

  • Abstract
  • 14.1 Introduction
  • 14.1.1 Motivation, objectives, and scope
  • 14.1.2 T-NOVA Marketplace high-level overview
  • 14.2 Specifications of the T-NOVA Marketplace
  • 14.2.1 State-of-art
  • 14.2.1.1 European Telecommunication Standard Institute (ETSI) Industry Specification Group (ISG) network function virtualization (NFV)
  • 14.2.1.2 TM Forum
  • 14.2.1.3 Conclusions
  • 14.2.2 Requirements for T-NOVA Marketplace
  • 14.2.3 Specification of the T-NOVA Marketplace architecture
  • 14.2.4 External Interfaces to the T-NOVA Marketplace
  • 14.2.4.1 Orchestrator
  • 14.2.4.2 Network function store (NF store)
  • 14.2.5 Marketplace modules specification
  • 14.2.5.1 Dashboard
  • 14.2.5.2 Access control (AA)
  • 14.2.5.3 Brokerage module
  • 14.2.5.4 Business service catalog
  • 14.2.5.5 Service selection
  • 14.2.5.6 SLA management
  • 14.2.5.7 Accounting
  • 14.2.5.8 Billing module
  • 14.3 Brokerage module
  • 14.3.1 Different roles of brokers
  • 14.3.2 Categorization/classification of brokerage
  • 14.3.3 Providers of brokerage modules
  • 14.3.4 Brokerage module architecture
  • 14.3.5 Trading mechanism
  • 14.3.6 Dashboard integration
  • 14.3.6.1 VNF trading
  • 14.3.6.2 Trade request
  • 14.3.6.3 Pending trade request
  • 14.3.6.4 Request FP view
  • 14.3.6.5 Accepted trade offer
  • 14.4 Conclusion
  • 14.5 Future work
  • Acknowledgment
  • References

Inspec keywords: contracts; cloud computing; electronic commerce; advertising data processing; virtualisation

Other keywords: virtual network function trading; services selection; novel brokerage platform; service providers; cloud infrastructures; virtual network function brokerage; network function virtualization; function provider; novel marketplace; networking market; OS-specific app stores; billing models; service level agreements; NFV; virtual appliances selection

Subjects: Financial computing; Internet software; Marketing computing

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