Overview of South-Bound Interfaces for Software-Defined Optical Networks

Miquel Garrich Alabarce, Anderson Bravalheri

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Abstract

In SDN-enabled networks, the control plane and data plane interaction relies on open SouthBound Interfaces (SBIs) so that the SDN controller exercises direct control over the data plane elements. In this paper, we review current initiatives of SBI to control optical components which include ad-hoc extensions of OpenFlow and YANG modelling proposals combined with the NETCONF / RESTCONF protocols. Then we overview different tools and frameworks available for quick prototyping and deployment of software services that are compliant with such interfaces. Finally, we discuss the advantages and drawbacks of the reviewed initiatives considered key enablers for standardized end-to-end network programmability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 1-5 July 2018, Bucharest, Romania.
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2018-July
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666050
ISBN (Print)9781538666067
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2018
Event20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 1 Jul 20185 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2161-2064

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018
CountryRomania
CityBucharest
Period1/07/185/07/18

Keywords

  • optical networks
  • programmatic interfaces
  • software defined networking

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    Alabarce, M. G., & Bravalheri, A. (2018). Overview of South-Bound Interfaces for Software-Defined Optical Networks. In 2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018: Proceedings of a meeting held 1-5 July 2018, Bucharest, Romania. (Vol. 2018-July). [8473494] (International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2018.8473494