On-Demand Allocation of Control Plane Functions via SDN/NFV for Monitoring-enabled Flexi-grid Optical Networks with Programmable BVTs

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Casellas, Ramon; Fabrega, Josep M.; Munoz, Raul; Nadal Reixats, Laia; Vilalta, Ricard; Svaluto Moreolo, Michela; Martinez, Ricardo (CTTC. Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss n7, Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain)

A modular SDN architecture for flexi-grid networks, relying on the NFV framework, allows on-demand allocation and composition of virtualized control plane functions into instances, in a cost effective way. We demonstrate its use in the adaptive control of BVTs.