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Is there a Role for GMPLS in Transport SDN?

Time 01/14/13 02:00PM-02:20PM

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Session Abstract

One common definition of SDN prescribes separation of control plane from data plane, and centralization of control, along with programmability of the network by applications. While this presents a significant departure from conventional networking, particularly for packet switching networks, this definition has less signficance in the optical transport realm, where programmability has always been present. In the optical domain, the value proposition of SDN centers more around the separation of transport services from the underlying transport technology.

In this presentation, the roles of optical transport and switching in SDN architectures will be presented, along with 2 different service abstraction models for enabling optical transport virtualization, and will discuss the role optical transport GMPLS can play within SDN architectures.


Speaker Chris Liou Infinera Corporation

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Secondary tracks Software Defined Networking Network Architecture & Operations

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