Moving Service Functions into Edge Cloud Environments on the Fly

Conference: Mobilkommunikation – Technologien und Anwendungen - 22. ITG-Fachtagung
05/09/2017 - 05/10/2017 at Osnabrück, Deutschland

Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 271: Mobilkommunikation

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Haensge, Kay; Szczepanski, Roman; Einsiedler, Hans (Deutsche Telekom AG, Winterfeldtstr. 21, 10781 Berlin, Germany)
Maruschke, Michael (Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL), Gustav-Freytag-Str. 43-45, 04277 Leipzig, Germany)

Mobile-Edge Computing (MEC) is a highly relevant topic and is continuing in the standardisation process of a dedicated ETSI Industry Specification Group. In addition to their service scenarios, we present new emerging use cases in the context of MEC. We introduce and categorise approaches how to move a service function between hosting environments. One of our use cases is a mechanism to move a network service function on the fly into an edge cloud environment. To verify this idea, a first prototype for a WebRTC TURN-Server movement scenario has been successfully developed and tested. The measured results indicate that the user data transfer time is significantly reduced. From end user’s perspective the perceptible audio and video quality increases.