Chapter 2

Service Creation and Service Function Chaining

Abstract

Here we nominate what goes into defining a service today and the need for change that is inspiring NFV. We discuss the components that are needed to define the salient components of a service, as well as discuss the pitfalls of some definitions. We discuss the concepts of service paths, and how services can be defined as composites of other subservices, as well as how these components can be chained together.

Keywords

Service creation; SFC; IT applications; ETSI; IETF; network service; service function; service chain; virtualization

Introduction

Whether we’re talking about corporate/enterprise/IT applications and networks that support them (in order to provide competitive advantage within ...

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