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Network Functions as-a-Service over Virtualised Infrastructures

Objective

Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) is an emerging concept, which refers to the migration of certain network functionalities, traditionally performed by hardware elements, to virtualized IT infrastructures, where they are deployed as software components. NFV leverages commodity servers and storage, including cloud platforms, to enable rapid deployment, reconfiguration and elastic scaling of network functionalities.With the aim of promoting the NFV concept, T-NOVA introduces a novel enabling framework, allowing operators not only to deploy virtualized Network Functions (NFs) for their own needs, but also to offer them to their customers, as value-added services. Virtual network appliances (gateways, proxies, firewalls, transcoders, analyzers etc.) can be provided on-demand as-a-Service, eliminating the need to acquire, install and maintain specialized hardware at customers' premises. For these purposes, T-NOVA will design and implement a management/orchestration platform for the automated provision, configuration, monitoring and optimization of Network Functions-as-a-Service (NFaaS) over virtualised Network/IT infrastructures. T-NOVA leverages and enhances cloud management architectures for the elastic provision and (re-) allocation of IT resources assigned to the hosting of Network Functions. It also exploits and extends Software Defined Networking platforms for efficient management of the network infrastructure.Furthermore, in order to facilitate the involvement of diverse actors in the NFV scene and attract new market entrants, T-NOVA establishes a "NFV Marketplace", in which network services and Functions by several developers can be published and brokered/traded. Via the Marketplace, customers can browse and select the services and virtual appliances which best match their needs, as well as negotiate the associated SLAs and be charged under various billing models. A novel business case for NFV is thus introduced and promoted.
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"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

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End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi

Greece

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 658 409

Administrative Contact

Marina Fontara (Ms.)

Participants (20)

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ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 680 800

PRIMETEL PLC

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 226 380

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 379 760

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 444 140

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 249 434

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 262 311

CLOUDSTREET OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 171 360

VIOTECH COMMUNICATIONS SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 367 960

TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CRETE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 273 600

SPACE HELLAS ANONYMI ETAIREIA SYSTIMATA KAI YPIRESIES TILEPIKOINONIONPLIROFORIKIS ASFALEIAS - IDIOTIKI EPICHEIRISI PAROCHIS YPERISION ASFA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 318 100

INTEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

INTEL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 564 651

ITALTEL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 481 594

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 281 990

HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 381 322

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA NELL' AUTOMATICA E NELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI C.R.A.T.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 244 640

ALTICE LABS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 411 150

FUTURE INTELLIGENCE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 311 200

ATOS CONSULTING CANARIAS SA UNIPERSONAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 34 199

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 619520

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 902 918

  • EU contribution

    € 6 743 000

Coordinated by:

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece