Field trial of an openflow-based unified control plane for multilayer multigranularity optical switching networks

Lei Liu*, Dongxu Zhang, Takehiro Tsuritani, Ricard Vilalta, Ramon Casellas, Linfeng Hong, Itsuro Morita, Hongxiang Guo, Jian Wu, Ricardo Martinez, Raül Munoz

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Abstract

Software defined networking and OpenFlow, which allow operators to control the network using software running on a network operating system within an external controller, provide the maximum flexibility for the operator to control a network, and match the carrier's preferences given its centralized architecture, simplicity, and manageability. In this paper, we report a field trial of an OpenFlow-based unified control plane (UCP) for multilayer multigranularity optical switching networks, verifying its overall feasibility and efficiency, and quantitatively evaluating the latencies for end-to-end path creation and restoration. To the best of our knowledge, the field trial of an OpenFlow-based UCP for optical networks is a world first.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6262547
Pages (from-to)506-514
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Generalized multiprotocol label switching (GMPLS)
  • openflow
  • optical burst switching (OBS)
  • software defined networking (SDN)
  • unified control plane (UCP)
  • wavelength switched optical network (WSON)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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