Led by Prof. Hutchison, TC3 will address end-to-end network service orchestration and optimisation. The TC aims to change fundamentally the way that virtual resources (network slicing, services and functions) are deployed and operated. TC3 will evolve the TOUCAN IaaS framework to include virtual network control, virtual services and virtual resource adaption (optimisation and resizing). TC3 will further advance the TOUCAN vision of a converged network where not only physical layer entities (network technologies) but also network functions (Firewalls, Gateways and Load-balancers) will be represented as virtual resources.
TC3 outcomes will enable the orchestration and control of virtual infrastructure and virtual network functions and will expose them to applications.