Real-time Performance Control of Elastic Virtualized Network Functions

Tommaso Cucinotta, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Ireland


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Controlling end-to-end service quality, and particularly real-time performance and reliability, of time-sensitive applications in cloud environments is overly challenging. The problem is even harder when trying to switch from the earlier world of network functions shipped as physical boxes, to the emerging paradigm of virtualized cloud-ready elastic network functions, where still the "5 9s" and tight sub-second real-time performance requirements as coming from precise SLAs have to be met. This talk provides an overview of past and ongoing research carried out at Bell Labs on these challenging issues.

Biography:  Tommaso Cucinotta is a member of technical staff at Bell Labs in Dublin, Ireland. He hasa computer engineering degree from the University of Pisa, as well as a Ph.D. in computer engineering from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, where he spent more than 10 years researching on topics including computer security, smartcard-based authentication, soft real time scheduling, embedded systems, resource management, general purpose operating systems, real time virtualization and cloud computing. He has published several scientific papers on the topics above and serves as reviewer for several international journals, conferences, and workshops in his areas of expertise. He also recently filed almost 20 patents on the above topics.