Fall 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Emerging Technologies in Optical Transport Networks

Time 10/01/12 04:30PM-05:30PM

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Session Abstract

This session will discuss emerging technologies in optical transport networks. A panel of industry experts will discuss trends and advances in optical transport technologies that will benefit the Internet2 community.

Jim Theodoras of ADVA Optical Networking will discuss SDON: The marriage of SDN with Optical Transport. We are at the cusp of Software Defined Networking (SDN) revolutionizing the way global networks are designed, built, and managed. SDN presents a tremendous opportunity for customers to streamline and automate network infrastructure and operations. But today's networks are interconnected with fiber optics. While server and storage virtualization have been widely adopted, network virtualization is still in its infancy. The end vision of SDN proponents cannot be realized without consideration of the transport layer. ADVA Optical Networking already has the most powerful control plane in the industry, seamlessly interconnecting routers to transport gear. Our Agile Core Express solution can slice and dice any data stream as needed, on the fly. It is only natural to now extend this capability into the SDN space to enable network virtualization across multiple layers. In this presentation, Jim Theodoras will discuss how packet and wavelength switches can be run under a common OpenFlow control plane to optimize bandwidth, latency, and power consumption to each application


Speaker Jim Theodoras ADVA Optical Networking

Speaker Sheldon Walklin Optelian

Speaker Steve Smith Fujitsu Network Communications

Speaker Brian Cashman Internet2

Presentation Media

Secondary tracks United States Unified Community Anchor Network Security Research Partnership Development and Engagement R&D/Hybrid Networks Network Planning and Engineering Middleware International Governance Emerging Collaborations and Applications Cyberinfrastructure Advanced Network Services and Leadership

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