Hierarchical Service Function Chaining (hSFC)

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors David Dolson  , Shunsuke Homma  , Diego Lopez  , Mohamed Boucadair  , Dapeng Liu  , Ting Ao  , Vu Vu
Last updated 2016-06-27
Replaced by RFC 8459
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Hierarchical Service Function Chaining (hSFC) is a network architecture allowing an organization to compartmentalize a large- scale network into multiple domains of administration. The goals of hSFC are to make a large-scale network easier to reason about, simpler to control and to able support independent functional groups within large operators.


David Dolson (ddolson@sandvine.com)
Shunsuke Homma (homma.shunsuke@lab.ntt.co.jp)
Diego Lopez (diego.r.lopez@telefonica.com)
Mohamed Boucadair (mohamed.boucadair@orange.com)
Dapeng Liu (max.ldp@alibaba-inc.com)
Ting Ao (ao.ting@zte.com.cn)
Vu Vu (vuva@dcn.ssu.ac.kr)

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