IEICE Communications Express
Online ISSN : 2187-0136
ISSN-L : 2187-0136
Burst-mode transmitter/receiver sharing for VM migration of cloud edge
Kyota HattoriMasahiro NakagawaMasaru KatayamaJun-ichi Kani
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2018 Volume 7 Issue 8 Pages 309-314


Network virtualization technology such as cloud edges (CEs) will contribute to the cost-effective construction of carrier networks while maintaining saving of hardware and bandwidth resources. In this letter, we propose a future metro network architecture based on Next-Generation Passive Optical Network Stage 2 technologies to support CEs. This makes it possible to reduce the number of transmitters and receivers for the accommodation of both user traffic and traffic between CEs cost-effectively by sharing burst-mode transmitters and burst-mode receivers between CEs. We execute the preliminary evaluation of network capital expenditure with the proposed method by numerical simulation.

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