Experimental Demonstration of a Virtual Optical Network Resource Broker and Compositor for Dynamic GMPLS WSON Infrastructure Services
The authors present a Virtual Optical Network (VON) Resource Broker and Compositor architecture to dynamically configure and deploy independent instances of virtual GMPLS-controlled WSON. They evaluate its performance in ADRENALINE Testbed highlighting the service deployment time. In the last years, virtualization of optical networks is receiving a lot of attention by network infrastructure providers in order to support dynamic provisioning of dedicated networks over the same network infrastructure. Optical network virtualization technologies allow the partitioning/aggregation of the network infrastructure into independent virtual resources, where each virtual resource has the same functionality as the physical resource.