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Orchestrating an SFC-enabled SSL/TLS traffic processing architecture using MANO

Sousa, E. ; Cunha , V. A. ; de Carvalho, M. B. ; Corujo, D. ; Barraca, JP ; Gomes, D.G. ; Schaeffer-Filho, A. ; Santos, C. R. P. ; Granville , L. Z. ; Aguiar, R.

Orchestrating an SFC-enabled SSL/TLS traffic processing architecture using MANO, Proc IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks NFV-SDN, Verona, Italy, Vol. , pp. - , November, 2018.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/NFV-SDN.2018.8725675


The heterogeneity of 5G requirements commands more complex network architectures, imposing the need for network orchestration. ETSI MANO is the standard which defines a common framework for vendors and operators to integrate their orchestration efforts. In this paper, we evaluated how an ETSI MANO compliant orchestrator (OSM) fares while orchestrating an SFC-enabled SSL/TLS encrypted traffic processing architecture, which supports both edge and cloud deployments. A quantitative evaluation was carried-out, which assessed the responsiveness and overheads of OSM, as well as the actual functionality of our SSL/TLS processing architecture (with edge computing components). A qualitative evaluation was also carried-out, providing insight into the maturity of the current OSM release, what works well, what requires workarounds, and the actual limitations. A demonstration of the architecture evaluated in this work was accepted as a contribution to the ETSI OSM PoC Framework.