December 15, 2019

Building a Truly Dynamic Filterless Metro Network by Reusing a Commercial PON's Data-Plane and a Novel SDN-Enabled Control-Plane

  • Horlitz S.
  • Kosmatos E.
  • Lord A.
  • Matrakidis C.
  • Pfeiffer T.
  • Stavdas A.
  • Uzunidis D.

© 1983-2012 IEEE. The migration of DataCenters into Metropolitan Area Networks creates new challenges which include the need for rapid service provisioning and recovery and new, cost-effective, connectivity schemes. Here we propose and demonstrate a truly dynamic transportation platform tailored for a metro network. The novelty of the proposed architecture is that the dynamic data-plane exploits available commercial PON technology while the dynamic control-plane is SDN-enabled using OpenFlow/Netconf. The dynamic operation of the platform in several interesting scenarios is demonstrated on an experimental test-bed.

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