Analysis of the SFC scalability

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SFC is an ordered set of service function, should be scalable to meet broad range of requirements. The scalability of SFC can be interpreted as ability of the SFC to accommodate one or more SFs joining the SFC , or leaving the SFC without significant impact to SFC performance. This document presents four aspects on SFC scalability, and provide analysis of the data plane and the control plane to implement the scalable SFC.


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