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1. (WO2017016758) NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/016758    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/064386
Publication Date: Fri Feb 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 23 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H04L 12/24
Applicants: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
Inventors: DI- CAIRANO - GILFEDDER, Carla
SHAKYA, Sid
OWUSU, Gilbert
Title: NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION
Abstract:
An optimum configuration of resources in a network function virtualisation data network is identified by assembling candidate configurations of resources (243), each configuration being an arrangement of the resources into clusters selected such that each cluster provides one or more required services, (212, 213) and assessing the candidate configurations (step 400) to identify an optimum configuration, the assessment of each configuration including measurement of latency (195) in physical links between the resources and, for each candidate configuration, determination of the total latency between the resources within each cluster of the configuration, for a predicted level and pattern of traffic associated with the required service to be operated by each cluster.