Multi objective resource optimisation for network function virtualisation requests

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26th International Conference on Systems Engineering, ICSEng 2018 - Proceedings, 2019
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© 2018 IEEE. Network function vitalization (NFV) as a new research concept, for both academia and industry, faces many challenges to network operators before it can be accepted into mainstream. One challenge addressed in this paper is to find the optimal placement f or a set of incoming requests with VNF service chains to serve in suitable Virtual Machines (VMs) such that a set of conflicting objectives are met. Mainly, focus is placed on maximizing the total saving cost by increasing the total CPU utilization during the processing time and increasing the processing time for every service request in the cloud network. Moreover, we aim to maximize the admitted traffic simultaneously while considering the system constraints. We formulate the problem as a multi-objective optimization problem and use a Resource Utilization Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm based on Decomposition (RU-MOEA/D) algorithm to solve the problem considering the two objectives simultaneously. Extensive simulations are carried out to evaluate the effects of the different network sizes, genetic parameters and the number of server resources on the acceptable ratio of the arrival chains to serve in the available VMs. The empirical results illustrate that the proposed algorithm can solve the problem efficiently and compute the optimal solution for two objectives together within a reasonable running time.
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