Micro Service Cloud Computing Pattern for Next Generation Networks
The falling trend in the revenue of traditional telephony services has attracted attention to new IP based services. The IP Multimedia System (IMS) is a key architecture which provides the necessary platform for delivery of new multimedia services. However, current implementations of IMS do not offer automatic scalability or elastisity for the growing number of customers. Although the cloud computing paradigm has shown many promising characteristics for web applications, it is still failing to meet the requirements for telecommunication applications. In this paper, we present some related cloud computing patterns and discuss their adaptations for implementation of IMS or other telecommunication systems.
KeywordsIP Multimedia System Cloud computing Next generation networks Elastisity and scalability
This work was supported by Ericsson Canada Inc and MITACS Canada through a MITACS Accelerate partnership program between Ericsson Canada Inc and McGill University. We would also like to thank the team of dedicated researchers, Marc-Olivier Arsenault, Gordon Bailey, Mario Bonja, Leo Collard, Philippe Habib, Olivier Lemelin, Maxime Nadeau, Fakher Oueslati and Joseph Siouffi, for their endeavoring effort in developing our proof of concept implementation.
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