Virtualising machine to machine (M2M) application using open Baton as NFV-compliant framework for building energy management system
This paper introduces the scalable deployment of virtualised machine to machine (M2M) application within a cloud-based building energy management system (BEMS). Open Baton, an ET SI network function virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration compliant toolkit, has been used as the enabling framework. Here, a JSON-based service descriptor has been developed to embed the information of the intended BEMS services to be deployed within corresponding OpenStack instances. To evaluate our approach, we have utilized our already established organization-wide BEMS as a testbed. The virtualised M2M application example considered is the interworking gateway functions for the real-time synchronization of sensor data points between two M2M communication standards, i.e., IEEE1888 and ETSI M2M. Based on this proof-of-concept validation, we conclude that the BEMS can benefit from the virtualised M2M application cloud-based framework in practice.