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New Directions for a Japanese Academic Backbone Network
Shigeo URUSHIDANI Shunji ABE Kenjiro YAMANAKA Kento AIDA Shigetoshi YOKOYAMA Hiroshi YAMADA Motonori NAKAMURA Kensuke FUKUDA Michihiro KOIBUCHI Shigeki YAMADA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems
Publication Date: 2015/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on the Architectures, Protocols, and Applications for the Future Internet)
100-Gigabit Ethernet, MPLS-TP, SDN, multi-layer network, security, cloud service, performance accelerator, network monitoring,
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This paper describes an architectural design and related services of a new Japanese academic backbone network, called SINET5, which will be launched in April 2016. The network will cover all 47 prefectures with 100-Gigabit Ethernet technology and connect each pair of prefectures with a minimized latency. This will enable users to leverage evolving cloud-computing powers as well as draw on a high-performance platform for data-intensive applications. The transmission layer will form a fully meshed, SDN-friendly, and reliable network. The services will evolve to be more dynamic and cloud-oriented in response to user demands. Cyber-security measures for the backbone network and tools for performance acceleration and visualization are also discussed.