Leveraging NFV for the Deployment of NDN: Application to HTTP Traffic Transport
in 2018 IEEE/IFIP Symposium on Network Operations and Management (NOMS).
For a few years, Network-Function Virtualization (NFV) acts as the most promising solution for the flexible implementation and management of future network services. If most of current efforts in this area focus on IP-based Virtual Network Functions (VNF), the case of Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is interesting since it can demonstrate that NFV is a promising technology for ISP to deploy such new innovative network stacks. In this context, we propose to design and implement a NFV compliant architecture to easily deploy ICN islands. Especially, at the core of this architecture, we present an HTTP/NDN gateway, which enables our network to carry real HTTP traffic. Finally, we show early functional experimental results of an initial testbed deployment exhibiting the capability of our global infrastructure to retrieve the top- 1000 of the most popular web sites.