Investigation and validation of the openflow protocol for next generation converged optical networks
Tutor / directorSpadaro, Salvatore
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
English: Considering the extension to the circuit switching environment, the work describes abilities of converged packet and circuit networks such as: dynamic packet link establishing, application-aware traffic aggregation and service specific routing. In addition to this, the overlay architecture for interoperability of GMPLS and OpenFlow has been suggested and FlowVisor capabilities in virtualization of optical networks have been investigated. At the end, the architecture of a real OpenFlow network comprising OpenFlow packet switches, FlowVisor and NOX controllers has been described, emphasizing detours from the theoretical architecture due to financial considerations.