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Performance Evaluation of Virtualization Methodologies to Facilitate NFV Deployment

Sumbal Zahoor1, Ishtiaq Ahmad1, Ateeq Ur Rehman2, Elsayed Tag Eldin3, Nivin A. Ghamry4, Muhammad Shafiq5,*

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Lahore, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Government College University, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan
3 Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Future University in Egypt, New Cairo, 11835, Egypt
4 Faculty of Computers and Artificial Intelligence, Cairo University, Giza, 3750010, Egypt
5 Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, 38541, Korea

* Corresponding Author: Muhammad Shafiq. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2023, 75(1), 311-329.


The development of the Next-Generation Wireless Network (NGWN) is becoming a reality. To conduct specialized processes more, rapid network deployment has become essential. Methodologies like Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software-Defined Networks (SDN), and cloud computing will be crucial in addressing various challenges that 5G networks will face, particularly adaptability, scalability, and reliability. The motivation behind this work is to confirm the function of virtualization and the capabilities offered by various virtualization platforms, including hypervisors, clouds, and containers, which will serve as a guide to dealing with the stimulating environment of 5G. This is particularly crucial when implementing network operations at the edge of 5G networks, where limited resources and prompt user responses are mandatory. Experimental results prove that containers outperform hypervisor-based virtualized infrastructure and cloud platforms’ latency and network throughput at the expense of higher virtualized processor use. In contrast to public clouds, where a set of rules is created to allow only the appropriate traffic, security is still a problem with containers.


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Zahoor, S., Ahmad, I., Rehman, A.U., Eldin, E.T., Ghamry, N.A. et al. (2023). Performance evaluation of virtualization methodologies to facilitate NFV deployment. Computers, Materials & Continua, 75(1), 311-329.
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Zahoor S, Ahmad I, Rehman AU, Eldin ET, Ghamry NA, Shafiq M. Performance evaluation of virtualization methodologies to facilitate NFV deployment. Comput Mater Contin. 2023;75(1):311-329
IEEE Style
S. Zahoor, I. Ahmad, A.U. Rehman, E.T. Eldin, N.A. Ghamry, and M. Shafiq "Performance Evaluation of Virtualization Methodologies to Facilitate NFV Deployment," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 311-329. 2023.

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