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The Role of Optical Transport Technologies in SDN Architectures

Time 07/17/12 03:50PM-04:10PM

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Session Abstract

Bandwidth growth within cloud networks has raised awareness in the industry that a scalable packet/optical layer can offer greater flexibility as well as lower costs compared to conventional, fixed point-to-point optical pipes. Rather than relying solely on routers for all bandwidth management, network providers are finding significant value in the flexibility and scalability that comes from a dynamic optical transport layer with integrated switching and high speed super channels. The combination of these technologies is ideally suited to meet the rapid growth of data center networks, improve cloud performance and resilience, and reduce total network costs.



The SDN open networking paradigm enables flexibility & value by dynamically reconfiguring the multi-layer network to deliver more value in terms of required performance, quality of service, and improved network utilization, while enabling optimization of resource allocations across and between the different network layers. It also facilitates the concept of network virtualization and the creation of an abstraction layer that hides the details of the network implementation from the applications layer. This presentation will focus on the role of the optical transport layer in SDN architectures and general requirements at the data & control planes, as well as drivers for enabling programmability of the optical transport layer in SDN architectures.

Speakers

Speaker Chris Liou Infinera Corporation

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Secondary tracks Software Defined Networking

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