Seminar: A Novel Autonomous Profiling Method for the Next Generation NFV Orchestrators
Dr Shadi Moazzeni
Speaker: Dr Shadi Moazzeni
Talk Title: A Novel Autonomous Profiling Method for the Next Generation NFV Orchestrators
Currently, telecommunication research communities are striving towards the adoption of Zero-touch network and Service Management (ZSM) in Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) orchestration. Contemporary efforts on adopting Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have caused an upsurge of ZSM application in the VNF space. While ML and AI complement the ZSM goals for building the intelligent NFV orchestration, a deep knowledge about the resource consumption by Network Services (NSs) and its constituent Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) is required, which would enable AI and ML models to manage the available resources better and enhance user experience. In this talk, at first, state-of-the-art works in the topic of VNF and NS profiling will be surveyed. Then, our recently proposed Novel Autonomous Profiling (NAP) method will be presented that not only predicts the optimum network load a VNF can support, but also estimates the required resources in terms of CPU, Memory, and Network, to meet the performance targets and workload by utilising ML techniques. In addition, the performance evaluation results on a real dataset will be explained.
Shadi Moazzeni is a Senior Research Associate with the University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, where she is a member of the Smart Internet Lab and the High Performance Networks research group and the Bristol cluster lead researcher of the EU Horizon 2020 5G-VICTORI project. She received her M.Sc. degree from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran in Computer Architecture engineering in 2010 and her Ph.D. in Computer Architecture engineering at the University of Isfahan, Iran in 2018. She was also a Ph.D. visiting researcher at the University of Bologna, Italy, from July 2016 to February 2017. Her current research focuses on the performance and reliability of distributed Software-Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualisation, multi-edge orchestration, monitoring and measuring Performance, and 5G network profiling and orchestration.
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