Considerations on Network Virtualization and Slicing

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Authors Jari Arkko  , Jeff Tantsura  , Joel Halpern  , Balazs Varga 
Last updated 2018-09-06 (latest revision 2018-03-05)
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This document makes some observations on the effects of virtualization on Internet architecture, as well as provides some guidelines for further work at the IETF relating to virtualization. This document also provides a summary of IETF technologies that relate to network virtualization. An understanding of what current technologies there exist and what they can or cannot do is the first step in developing plans for possible extensions.


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