DAG-SFC: Minimize the Embedding Cost of SFC with Parallel VNFs

@inproceedings{Lin2018DAGSFCMT,
  title={DAG-SFC: Minimize the Embedding Cost of SFC with Parallel VNFs},
  author={Xu Lin and Deke Guo and Yulong Shen and Guoming Tang and Bangbang Ren},
  booktitle={ICPP},
  year={2018}
}
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is an emerging technology, which enables service agility, flexibility and cost reduction by replacing traditional hardware middleboxes with Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) running on general-purpose servers. Service Function Chain (SFC) constitutes an end-to-end service by organizing a series of VNFs in a specific order. Particularly, hybrid SFC (SFC with parallel VNFs) is proposed to much reduce the traffic delay in sequential SFCs. Nevertheless, how to… CONTINUE READING