Energy Reduction Strategies in Elastic Optical Networks based on Traffic Aware Distributed GMPLS Control Plane
- Morea A.
- Verchere D.
The daily, weekly, and yearly traffic variations and traffic growth as well as energy efficiency strategies based on elastic optical networks, sleep mode and grooming strategies represent a good environment for achieving significant energy savings. We adapt the resources assigned for an optical channel by using a GMPLS distributed control plane and enabling a dynamic traffic aware network reconfiguration. The results show that 50% decrease in the average power usage can be achieved.