Integrated ICN and CDN Slice as a Service

Ilias Benkacem, Miloud Bagaa, Tarik Taleb, Quang Ngoc Nguyen, Tsuda Toshitaka, Takuro Sato

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In this article, we leverage Network Function Virtualization(NFV) and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) technologies, proposing a system which integrates ICN (Information-Centric Network) with CDN (Content Delivery Network) to provide an efficient content delivery service. The proposed system combines the dynamic CDN slicing concept with the NDN(Named Data Network) based ICN slicing concept to avoid core network congestion. A dynamic CDN slice is deployed to cache content at optimal locations depending on the nature of the content and the geographical distributions of potential viewers. Virtual cache servers, along with supporting virtual transcoders,are placed across a cloud belonging to multiple-administrativedomains, forming a CDN slice. The ICN slice is, in turn, usedfor the regional distribution of content, leveraging the amebased access and the autonomic in-network content caching.This enables the delivery of content from nearby network nodes,avoiding the duplicate transfer of content and also ensuringshorter response times. Our experiments demonstrate that integratedICN/CDN is better than traditional CDN in almost allaspects, including service scalability, reliability, and quality ofservice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4727-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventIEEE Global Communications Conference - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 9 Dec 201313 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Communications Conferences
ISSN (Electronic)2576-6813


ConferenceIEEE Global Communications Conference
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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