On October 10th, 2016, Prof. Stefano Salsano presented Superfluidity in an invited talk on “Superfluid NFV: VMs and Virtual Infrastructure Managers speed-up for instantaneous service instantiation”.
Presentation of the talk can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/stefanosalsano/superfluid-nfv-vms-and-virtual-infrastructure-managers-speedup-for-instantaneous-service-instantiation.
The Superfluidity project aims at achieving superfluidity in the Internet: the ability to instantiate services on-the-fly, run them anywhere in the network (core, aggregation, edge) and shift them transparently to different locations.
The Superfluidity project tackles crucial shortcomings in today’s networks: long provisioning times, with wasteful over-provisioning used to meet variable demand; reliance on rigid and cost-ineffective hardware devices; daunting complexity emerging from three forms of heterogeneity: heterogeneous traffic and sources; heterogeneous services and needs; and heterogeneous access technologies, with multi-vendor network components.
Superfluidity will provide a converged cloud-based 5G concept that will enable innovative use cases in the mobile edge, empower new business models, and reduce investment and operational costs.
The Superfluidity consortium gathers a blend of Telco and IT players that can make its vision a reality.
Contact: Prof. Nicola Blefari Melazzi