ACeN – Apache Cloudstack for NFV
At a glance
The ACeN projects seeks to deliver services and prototypes based on the ETSI Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) standard and Apache CloudStack. A novel hybrid load-balancing service (HLBS) will be created and and key NFV demonstrators will be prototyped. All will follow a common architectural approach, on common technology with contributions to open-source communities (under ASL 2.0) by Swiss implementation partners. This work will leverage and can enable access to a market worth up to $2.4 Billion by 2018.
The HLBS will deliver, in a cloud native fashion, the combined two key functionalities of:
- Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
- Elastic IPs (EIP)
Proof of CloudStack capabilities will be demonstrated through two NFV prototypes that are of importance to partners, namely:
- NFV use case (UC) one through the implementation of an on-demand tenant-based inter-data centre connectivity VPN using CloudStack.
- NFV UC five with an on-demand IMS service using CloudStack. IMS.