Deployment Considerations for Information-Centric Networking (ICN)
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ICNRG                                                          A. Rahman
Internet-Draft                          InterDigital Communications, LLC
Intended status: Informational                                D. Trossen
Expires: March 6, 2020                          InterDigital Europe, Ltd
                                                             D. Kutscher
                               University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
                                                            R. Ravindran
                                                               Futurewei
                                                       September 3, 2019

   Deployment Considerations for Information-Centric Networking (ICN)
               draft-irtf-icnrg-deployment-guidelines-07

Abstract

   Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is now reaching technological
   maturity after many years of fundamental research and
   experimentation.  This document provides a number of deployment
   considerations in the interest of helping the ICN community move
   forward to the next step of live deployments.  First, the major
   deployment configurations for ICN are described including the key
   overlay and underlay approaches.  Then proposed deployment migration
   paths are outlined to address major practical issues such as network
   and application migration.  Next, selected ICN trial experiences are
   summarized.  Finally, protocol areas that require further
   standardization are identified to facilitate future interoperable ICN
   deployments.  This document is a product of the Information-Centric
   Networking Research Group (ICNRG).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Acronyms List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Deployment Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.1.  Clean-slate ICN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  ICN-as-an-Overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.3.  ICN-as-an-Underlay  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.3.1.  Edge Network  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.3.2.  Core Network  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.4.  ICN-as-a-Slice  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.5.  Composite-ICN Approach  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  Deployment Migration Paths  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     5.1.  Application and Service Migration . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     5.2.  Content Delivery Network Migration  . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.3.  Edge Network Migration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     5.4.  Core Network Migration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   6.  Deployment Trial Experiences  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     6.1.  ICN-as-an-Overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       6.1.1.  FP7 PURSUIT Efforts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       6.1.2.  FP7 SAIL Trial  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       6.1.3.  NDN Testbed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       6.1.4.  ICN2020 Efforts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       6.1.5.  UMOBILE Efforts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     6.2.  ICN-as-an-Underlay  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       6.2.1.  H2020 POINT and RIFE Efforts  . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
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