INSPIRING-SNI: Investigating SDN Programmability Improving Optical South- and North- bound Interfaces

Miquel Garrich Alabarce, Anderson C Bravalheri, Pablo Pavón Mariño

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) controllers decouple the forwarding data-plane actions, instructed via south-bound interfaces (SBI), from the logic control-plane decisions, which can be decided by network applications exploiting the north-bound interfaces (NBI). This paper overviews the achievements of INPIRINGSNI, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action that aims at enhancing programmability in optical SDN ecosystems from two perspectives: SBI for interacting with optical equipment and NBI for exposing programming abstractions that ease the development of network applications. INSPIRING-SNI focused on disaggregated approaches for SBI based on YANG models while proposing an innovative approach for the NBI based on the concept of network optimization as a service (OaaS) with an extension of the Net2Plan planning tool.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2020
EventICTON 2020 -
Duration: 19 Jul 202023 Jul 2020


ConferenceICTON 2020


  • API
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action
  • optical networks
  • optimization
  • SDN


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