Efficient NFV deployment in data center networks

Po Wen Chi, Yu Cheng Huang, Chin Laung Lei

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NFV is a new network concept that moves network functions from network appliances to virtual machines. Users can customize their own services by setting ordered traffic paths through network function virtual machines they want. Though this idea is flexible and scalable, it brings additional growth in east-west traffic. In this paper, we focus on NFV deployment in data center networks. An user has multiple VMs in a data center and wants to have some network functions for these VMs. According to the user's requirements and traffic flows, we design a heuristic NFV deployment algorithm for VNF allocation, VNF placement and traffic dispatching. We set a traffic model and evaluate our algorithm by simulation. We also give some further research directions in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467364324
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sept 9
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2015 Jun 82015 Jun 12

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Data Center Networks
  • NFV Deployment
  • Software Defined Networking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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