Demonstration of SDN/OpenFlow-Based Path Control for Large-Scale Multi-Domain/Multi-Technology Optical Transport Networks

Shan GAO  Xiaoyuan CAO  Takehiro SATO  Takaya MIYAZAWA  Sota YOSHIDA  Noboru YOSHIKANE  Takehiro TSURITANI  Hiroaki HARAI  Satoru OKAMOTO  Naoaki YAMANAKA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E99-B   No.7   pp.1492-1500
Publication Date: 2016/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2015EBP3388
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
Keyword: 
software defined networking (SDN),  OpenFlow,  multi-domain and multi-technology optical transport networks,  

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Summary: 
Software defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow, which enables the abstraction of vendor/technology-specific attributes, improve the control and management flexibility of optical transport networks. In this paper, we present an interoperability demonstration of SDN/OpenFlow-based optical path control for multi-domain/multi-technology optical transport networks. We also summarize the abstraction approaches proposed for multi-technology network integration at SDN controllers.