NFV-COIN: Unleashing The Power of In-Network Computing with Virtualization Technologies




Network Function Virtualization, Computing In the Network, In-Network Computing, Network Virtualization


Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) allows the implementation in software of middleboxes traditionally available as specialized hardware. Network services can be implemented as SFCs (Service Function Chains) based on
virtualization technologies that run on commodity hardware. Although most virtualized functions have classic middlebox functionalities (e.g. firewalls or intrusion detectors) NFV technology can be used to leverage the network
to provide novel types of services to end-users. Actually, NFV can be very convenient to deploy traditional enduser services in the network, in the paradigm that has been called Computing In the Network (COIN). This article
discusses the requirements to deploy COIN services using NFV technologies, which we call NFV-COIN. We also
present case studies and an NFV-COIN architecture that is compliant with the NFV-MANO reference model.


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How to Cite

Venâncio, G., Turchetti, R. C., & Procópio Duarte Jr., E. (2022). NFV-COIN: Unleashing The Power of In-Network Computing with Virtualization Technologies. Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 13(1), 46–53.



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