Fast Service Migration in 5G Trends and Scenarios

Rami Addad, Diego Leonel Cadette Dutra, Miloud Bagaa, Tarik Taleb, Hannu Flinck

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The need for faster and higher-capacity networks that can sustain modern, high-demanding applications has driven the development of 5G technology. Moreover, low-latency communication (1ms - 10ms) is a key requirement of 5G systems. Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) can be leveraged to attain the 5G objectives, since it allows the shift of part of services towards the vicinity of users, allowing the infrastructure to host various services closer to its end-users. Motivated by the evolutionof real-time applications, we propose and evaluate two different mechanisms to improve the end-user experience by leveraging container-based live migration technologies. The first solution is aware of the users’ mobility patterns, while the other is oblivious to the users’ paths. Our results display a closer to 50% reduction on downtime, which shows the efficiency of the proposed solutions compared to prior works based on either a similar underlying technology, i.e., LXC or Docker.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9055744
Pages (from-to)92-98
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • 5G
  • Migration
  • Containers
  • NFV
  • MEC
  • SDN
  • Network Softwarisation

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    CSN: Customized Software Networking across Multiple Administrative Domains

    Taleb, T., Maiouak, M., Bagaa, M., Mada, B., El Marai, O., Hellaoui, H., Bekkouche, O., Afolabi, I., Addad, R., Naas, S. & Yang, B.


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