Thursday, 01 September 2016 15:43

VITAL Project at EUCNC 2016 Featured

The VITAL project in collaboration with the FP7 T-NOVA project was present at the EUCNC-2016 conference with a demonstration booth showcasing the progress achieved in the areas of NFV MANO development within the project, and furthermore also showcased VNF chaining for virtual CPEs, presented respectively by Demokritos and OneAccess. VITAL was also represented with two technical article presentations at the conference. The EUCNC is a premier discussion fora in Europe where all the European researchers get together to discuss recent research results and showcase technical advacements. This year, the main attraction was the preliminary developments presented within 5G research.





The exbhition information as presented in the EUCNC portal is shown here. Contact us if you are interested to know more about the demos presented at EUCNC

Exhibition stand 18: NOVA-VITAL

NFaaS in terrestrial and satellite networks

T-NOVA: NFV is creating new opportunities for software companies to enter the networking market. T-NOVA introduces a novel NFV Marketplace, focused on lowering entry barriers to the telecom market for developers and SMEs, who will use T NOVA to offer innovative virtual network appliances, and to monetize their offerings. T-NOVA also provides a common intersection point between developers and telecom operators, leading to more performant networks and reducing time-to market for innovative services. VITAL: The combination of Terrestrial and Satellite networks by bringing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) into the satellite domain and by enabling Software-Defined-Networking (SDN)- based paves way for a unified control plane that would allow operators to efficiently manage and optimize the operation of hybrid SatCom-Terrestrial networks.

Demo:With respect to T-NOVA demo, the objective is to demonstrate the concept of Network Function as-a-Service (NFaaS) implemented by T-NOVA. The demo will demonstrate the VNF offerings via the Marketplace, the composition of NS and finally the provision and deployment and operation of an example Network Service over the T-NOVA Pilot infrastructure. With respect to VITAL demo, the objective is to enable NFV into SatCom domain, which will provide the operators with appropriate tools and interfaces in order to establish end-toend fully operable virtualised satellite networks to be offered to third-party operators/service providers. The demo focuses on developing around three key application scenarios: Satellite Virtual Network Operator (SVNO) services, Satellite backhauling and hybrid telecom service delivery.

The T-NOVA demo will showcase:

  1. T-NOVA NFV Orchestrator (TeNOR) base components: utilizing the Orchestrator GUI to instantiate, deploy, and monitor different NFV services.
  2. T-NOVA stakeholder interaction with the Marketplace: User registration, administration, VNF and service composition, SLA template creation, VNF acquisition and trading
  3. Platform-Aware VNF Deployment: Exploiting the VNF requirements to identify the appropriate platform-specific resources for its deployment.

The VITAL demo will showcase:

  1. VITAL NFV Manager: utilizing the VITAL manager GUI to instantiate, deploy, and monitor different NFV services.
  2. Virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE): Demonstrating the NFV and SDN support at a whitebox located at the customer premises, allowing the execution of value added services at the edge of the network.
  3. Emulated satellite demos, showing the SDN-applicability at hybrid satellite and terrestrial architectures.