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Comparison of Management and Orchestration Solutions for the 5G Era

Synelixis Solutions, 341 00 Chalkida, Greece
Atos, 28037 Madrid, Spain
Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
IMEC, University of Ghent, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Altice Labs, 4540-225 Aveiro, Portugal
Ubitech, 15231 Chalandri Athens, Greece
Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, 185 34 Pireas, Greece
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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2020, 9(1), 4;
Received: 21 November 2019 / Revised: 30 December 2019 / Accepted: 1 January 2020 / Published: 4 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 5G and Beyond towards Enhancing Our Future)
5G is considered to be the technology that will accommodate the development and management of innovative services with stringent and diverse requirements from end users, calling for new business models from the industry. In this context, the development and efficient management of Network Services (NS) serving specific vertical industries and spanning across multiple administrative domains and heterogeneous infrastructures is challenging. The main challenges regard the efficient provision of NSs considering the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements per vertical industry along with the optimal usage of the allocated resources. Towards addressing these challenges, this paper details an innovative approach that we have developed for managing and orchestrating such NSs, called SONATA, and compare it with OSM and Cloudify, which are two of the most known open-source Management and Orchestration (MANO) frameworks. In addition to examining the supported orchestration mechanisms per MANO framework, an evaluation of main operational and functional KPIs is provided based on experimentation using a real testbed. The final aim is the identification of their strong and weak points, and the assessment of their suitability for serving diverse vertical industry needs, including of course the Internet of Things (IoT) service ecosystem. View Full-Text
Keywords: 5G; Management and Orchestration framework; MANO; SDN/NFV 5G; Management and Orchestration framework; MANO; SDN/NFV
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Trakadas, P.; Karkazis, P.; Leligou, H.C.; Zahariadis, T.; Vicens, F.; Zurita, A.; Alemany, P.; Soenen, T.; Parada, C.; Bonnet, J.; Fotopoulou, E.; Zafeiropoulos, A.; Kapassa, E.; Touloupou, M.; Kyriazis, D. Comparison of Management and Orchestration Solutions for the 5G Era. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2020, 9, 4.

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Trakadas P, Karkazis P, Leligou HC, Zahariadis T, Vicens F, Zurita A, Alemany P, Soenen T, Parada C, Bonnet J, Fotopoulou E, Zafeiropoulos A, Kapassa E, Touloupou M, Kyriazis D. Comparison of Management and Orchestration Solutions for the 5G Era. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks. 2020; 9(1):4.

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Trakadas, Panagiotis; Karkazis, Panagiotis; Leligou, Helen C.; Zahariadis, Theodore; Vicens, Felipe; Zurita, Arturo; Alemany, Pol; Soenen, Thomas; Parada, Carlos; Bonnet, Jose; Fotopoulou, Eleni; Zafeiropoulos, Anastasios; Kapassa, Evgenia; Touloupou, Marios; Kyriazis, Dimosthenis. 2020. "Comparison of Management and Orchestration Solutions for the 5G Era" J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 9, no. 1: 4.

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