GEYSERS: A novel architecture for virtualization and co-provisioning of dynamic optical networks and IT services

Eduard Escalona*, Shuping Peng, Reza Nejabati, Dimitra Simeonidou, Joan A. Garcia-Espin, Jordi Ferrer, Sergi Figuerola, Giada Landi, Nicola Ciulli, Javier Jimenez, Bartosz Belter, Yuri Demechenko, Cees De Laat, Xiaomin Chen, Admela Yukan, Sebastien Soudan, Pascale Vicat-Blanc, Jens Buysse, Marc De Leenheer, Chris DevelderAnna Tzanakaki, Philip Robinson, Marc Brogle, T. Michael Bohnert

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Abstract

GEYSERS aims at defining an end-to-end network architecture that offers a novel planning, provisioning and operational framework for optical network and IT infrastructure providers and operators. In this framework, physical infrastructure resources (network and IT) are dynamically partitioned to virtual resources and then composed into a Virtual Infrastructure offered to operators as a service. The operator will be able to operate a virtual infrastructure with an enhanced Network Control Plane (NCP) able to offer coupled, optimized and dynamic on-demand Network and IT provisioning services (i.e., interconnections between multiple IT resources and end-users). The scope and novelty of the GEYSERS architecture is focused on the functional definition and description of two innovative layers, the enhanced Network Control Plane (NCP) and the Logical Infrastructure Composition Layer (LICL). The Service Middleware Layer (SML) and the physical layer (PHY) are part of the overall GEYSERS architecture but are based on existing developments that will be appropriately adapted or extended.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Future Network and Mobile Summit, FutureNetw 2011
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781905824250
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 Future Network and Mobile Summit, FutureNetw 2011 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 15 Jun 201117 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference2011 Future Network and Mobile Summit, FutureNetw 2011
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period15/06/1117/06/11

Keywords

  • IaaS
  • IT Network provisioning
  • Network Control Plane
  • Virtualization

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    Escalona, E., Peng, S., Nejabati, R., Simeonidou, D., Garcia-Espin, J. A., Ferrer, J., Figuerola, S., Landi, G., Ciulli, N., Jimenez, J., Belter, B., Demechenko, Y., De Laat, C., Chen, X., Yukan, A., Soudan, S., Vicat-Blanc, P., Buysse, J., De Leenheer, M., ... Bohnert, T. M. (2011). GEYSERS: A novel architecture for virtualization and co-provisioning of dynamic optical networks and IT services. In 2011 Future Network and Mobile Summit, FutureNetw 2011 [6095211] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6095211/