The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It holds meetings three times per year, and London was the venue in this occasion (March 17-23, 2018). Our group participated actively with the following activities.

The document “VNF Benchmarking Methodology – 01” was presented in Benchmarking Methodology Working Group (BMWG) by Raphael Vicente Rosa. This work (Slides and Draft) consists in a reviewed past 00 version of the draft based on a previous work named VBaaS proposed in NFVRG. Now, the draft addresses a general automated methodology for VNF benchmarking, with a solid basis in running code (Gym platform – release open source 2s2018) and academic publications (e.g., Take your VNF to the Gym). Currently, the draft is part of  BMWG charter, therefore comment reviews are more than welcome in the BMWG mailing-list.

Danny Lachos Perez presented the draft “ALTO-based Broker-assisted Multi-domain Orchestration” in Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) Working Group. This work proposes the use of the ALTO services in the context of multi-domain orchestration scenarios, and it proposes some extensions to the ALTO base protocol to support the main functionalities in the proposed architecture. The document was very well received with good feedback from different active WG members. The draft is available at here and the presented slides here.


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