Following up the success story of the OS-Specific App Stores, we present a new business case in network function virtualization (NFV), where function provider (FP) can publish, broke, trade, offer, and advertise their developed functions inside a novel Marketplace for NFV. This novel approach is able to attract new entrants to the networking market, including among other, a Novel Brokerage Platform, allowing Service Providers to transact with the FP. Finally, via the Marketplace, customers can browse and select services and virtual appliances that best match their needs, as well as negotiate Service Level Agreements and be charged under various billing models browse and select the services and virtual appliances that best match their needs.
|Title of host publication||Cloud and Fog Computing in 5G Mobile Networks|
|Subtitle of host publication||Emerging advances and applications|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology|
|Number of pages||42|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|