NFV proposes a new approach to the implementation and operation of network functions, and may inspire the development and deployment of new types of network functions.
The open demonstration of NFV concepts in a Proof of Concept (PoC) helps to build industrial awareness and confidence in NFV as a viable technology. Proofs of Concept also help to develop a diverse, open, NFV ecosystem. Results from PoCs may guide the work in the NFV ISG by providing feedback on interoperability and other technical challenges.
Whether by means of exhibits made at specific events, demonstrators running in laboratories, or even full temporary deployments on experimental networks, any given PoC not only impacts its immediate audience, but the cumulative set of PoCs also provides a measure of industry impact from these NFV concepts.
NFV ISG has developed an NFV PoC Framework to coordinate and promote multi-vendor Proofs of Concept illustrating key aspects of NFV ISG work.
The goal for the NFV ISG PoC Framework is to build awareness and confidence and to encourage the development of an open ecosystem by integrating components from different players.
The NFV ISG PoCs are scoped around NFV use cases and architectural framework. They feedback their findings and lessons learnt to the NFV ISG and help to progress the specification work.
In order to help the PoC projects to focus on the most relevant aspects, the NFV ISG maintains a list of Hot Topics for which specific feedback from the Proofs of Concept is requested.
The PoC Process Diagram illustrates the PoC process, roles and responsibilities.
The PoC Framework document describes the NFV PoC Framework and includes the templates for PoC Proposals and PoC Reports.
The NFV wiki contains all the latest information related to NFV PoC activity: PoC details, Hot Topics, templates, guidelines...
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The ETSI Center for Testing and Interoperability (CTI) has experience in supporting the organization of technology evaluations and interoperability events (in many ways similar to PoCs).
This experience may be useful to assist the PoC teams with test expertise, administration and project management support.
NFV ISG PoC Teams may request CTI assistance by contacting CTI_Support@etsi.org.
NFV ISG PoCs
The following NFV Proofs of Concept are developed according to the ETSI NFV ISG Proof of Concept Framework. NFV Proofs of Concept are intended to demonstrate NFV as a viable technology. Results are fed back to the NFV Industry Specification Group.
Neither ETSI, its NFV Industry Specification Group, nor their members make any endorsement of any product or implementation claiming to demonstrate or conform to NFV. No verification or test has been performed by ETSI on any part of these NFV Proofs of Concept.
NFV ISG PoC Projects
- PoC#1: CloudNFV Open NFV Framework
- PoC#2: Service Chaining for NW Functin Selection in Carrier Networks
- PoC#3: Virtual Function State Migration and Interoperability
- PoC#4: Multi-vendor Distributed NFV
- PoC#5: E2E vEPC Orchestration in a multi-vendor open NFVI environment
- PoC#6: Virtualised Mobile Network with Integrated DPI
- PoC#7: C-RAN virtualisation with dedicated hardware accelerator
- PoC#8: Automated Network Orchestration
- PoC#9: VNF Router Performance with DDoS Functionality
- PoC#10: NFV Ecosystem
- PoC#11: Multi-Vendor on-boarding of vIMS on a cloud management framework
- PoC#12: Demonstration of multi-location, scalable, stateful Virtual Network Function
- PoC#13: SteerFlow: Multi-Layered Traffic Steering for Gi-LAN
- PoC#14: ForCES Applicability for NFV and integrated SDN
- PoC#15: Subscriber Aware SGi/Gi-LAN Virtualization
- PoC#16: NFVIaaS with Secure, SDN-controlled WAN Gateway
- PoC#17: Operational Efficiency in NFV Capacity Planning, Provisioning and Billing
- PoC#18: VNF Router Performance with Hierarchical Quality of Service Functionality
- PoC#19: Service Acceleration of NW Functions in Carrier Networks
- PoC#20: Virality based content caching in NFV framework
- PoC#21: Network Intensive and Compute Intensive Hardware Acceleration
- PoC#22: Demonstration of High Reliability and Availability aspects in a Multivendor NFV Environment
- PoC#23: Demonstration E2E orchestration of virtualized LTE core-network functions and SDN-based dynamic service chaining of VNFs using VNF FG
- PoC#24: Constraint based Placement and Scheduling for NFV/Cloud Systems
- PoC#25: Demonstration of Virtual EPC (vEPC) Applications and Enhanced Resource Management
- PoC#26: Virtual EPC with SDN Function in Mobile Backhaul Networks
- PoC#27: VoLTE Service based on vEPC and vIMS Architecture
- PoC#28: SDN Controlled VNF Forwarding Graph
- PoC#29: Service orchestration for virtual CDN service over distributed cloud management platform
- PoC#30: LTE Virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN)
- PoC#31: STB Virtualization in Carrier Networks
- PoC#32: Distributed Multi-domain Policy Management and Charging Control in a virtualised environment
- PoC#33: Scalable Service Chaining Technology for Flexible Use of Network Functions
- PoC#34: SDN Enabled Virtual EPC Gateway
- PoC#35: Availability Management with Stateful Fault Tolerance
- PoC#36: Active Video Monitoring in an L3VPN
- PoC#37: Demonstration high availability vEPC and SDN controlled Service Chain
- PoC#38: Full ISO 7-layer stack fulfilment, activation and orchestration of VNFs in carrier networks
- PoC#39: Virtualised service assurance management in vGi-LAN
- PoC#40: VNFaaS with end-to-end full service orchestration
- PoC#41: Network Function Acceleration with resource orchestration
- PoC#42: Mapping ETSI-NFV onto Multi-Vendor, Multi-Domain Transport SDN
- PoC#43: Toward an efficient dataplane processing
- PoC#44: Dynamic Service-specific VNF Management
More details about NFV ISG PoC projects and PoC Framework on the NFVwiki.