The migration of service providers' wide area networks toward SDN is a challenging task. In this article, we consider the critical requirements of GEANT, the 500 Gb/s pan-European provider interconnecting 38 national research and educational networks, for a total of 50 million users. A long-term evolution path toward the softwarization of GEANT is discussed, consisting of four steps to be realized in future years, from providing SDN-based connectivity, to the so-called software defined infrastructure (SDI). As a first step, the softwarization of some basic services currently offered by GEANT is considered: GEANT IP, GEANT plus, and GEANT Open. This article reports the concrete experience in the SDN-based design and implementation of these services, which have been called L3-SDX and L2-SDX. Both use cases have been addressed with the use of the open source Open Network Operating System (ONOS (R)). The L3-SDX service has been developed on top of an existing ONOS application, called SDN-IP. SDN-IP allows interconnections between SDN and legacy networks through BGP. The L2-SDX service has been realized as a new ONOS application. Both services are currently deployed on the GEANT Testbed Service, a continental facility offering geographical virtual testbeds to the research community. The article reports the experience gained from this experimental deployment and discusses the benefits for a service provider like GEANT.
Ventre, P.l., Salsano, S., Gerola, M., Salvadori, E., Usman, M., Buscaglione, S., et al. (2017). SDN-based IP and layer 2 services with an open networking operating system in the GÉANT service provider network. IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE, 55(4), 71-79 [10.1109/MCOM.2017.1600194].
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Ventre, P.l., Salsano, S., Gerola, M., Salvadori, E., Usman, M., Buscaglione, S., et al. (2017). SDN-based IP and layer 2 services with an open networking operating system in the GÉANT service provider network. IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE, 55(4), 71-79 [10.1109/MCOM.2017.1600194].|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-INF/03 - Telecomunicazioni|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.2017.1600194|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Titolo:||SDN-based IP and layer 2 services with an open networking operating system in the GÉANT service provider network|
|Autori:||Ventre, Pl; Salsano, S; Gerola, M; Salvadori, E; Usman, M; Buscaglione, S; Prete, L; Hart, J; Snow, W|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|