Enabling the Future Optical Internet with OpenFlow: A Paradigm Shift in Providing Intelligent Optical Network Services

Dimitra Simeonidou, Reza Nejabati, Siamak Azodolmolky

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Abstract

This paper proposes an optical networking paradigm suitable for future Internet services enabled by OpenFlow. The OpenFlow technology supports the programmability of network functions and protocols by separating the data plane and the control plane, which are currently vertically integrated in routers and switches. OpenFlow facilitates fundamental changes in the behaviour of networks and their associated protocols. This paper introduces an OpenFlow optical network architecture enabled by optical flow, optical flow switching elements and programmable OpenFlow controllers. The proposed solution allows intelligent, user controlled and programmable optical network service provisioning with the capability to operate any user defined network protocol and scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPARENT OPTICAL NETWORKS (ICTON)
EditorsM Jaworski, M Marciniak
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages-
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0880-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 26 Jun 201130 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period26/06/1130/06/11

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