An Architecture for the Self-management of Lambda-Connections in Hybrid Networks

Tiago Fioreze, R. van de Meent, Aiko Pras

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    Abstract

    Hybrid networks are networks capable of switching data at multiple levels (optical and IP packet level) by means of multi-service optical switches. As a result of that, huge flows at the IP-level may be moved to the optical-level, which is faster than the packet-level. Such move could be beneficial since congested IP networks could be off-loaded, leaving more resources for other IP flows. At the same time, the flows switched at the optical-level would get better Quality of Service (QoS). In order to achieve this beneficial move, huge IP flows have to be properly detected at the packet-level and lambda-connections are to be established for them at the optical-level. Two approaches are currently used for that purpose: the first is based on conventional management techniques and the second is based on GMPLS signaling. Both approaches mostly depend on human intervention, which can be error prone and slow. The idea proposed in this paper to overcome this problem consists of adding self-management capabilities to the multi-service optical switches. The optical switches would then be responsible for automatically identifying IP flows, and establishing and releasing lambda-connections for such flows. The main goal of this paper is therefore to propose an architecture for the self-management of lambda-connections in hybrid networks.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication13th EUNICE Open European Summer School and IFIP TC6.6 Workshop on Dependable and Adaptable Networks and Services
    Place of PublicationGermany
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages141-148
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)3-540-73529-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2007
    Event13th Open European Summer School and IFIP TC6.6 Workshop on European Network of Universities and Companies in Information and Communication Engineering, EUNICE 2007 - Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 Jul 200720 Jul 2007
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number1
    Volume4606

    Conference

    Conference13th Open European Summer School and IFIP TC6.6 Workshop on European Network of Universities and Companies in Information and Communication Engineering, EUNICE 2007
    Abbreviated titleEUNICE
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEnschede
    Period18/07/0720/07/07

    Keywords

    • EWI-10405
    • IR-64162
    • METIS-241748
    • CR-C.2.1

    Cite this

    Fioreze, T., van de Meent, R., & Pras, A. (2007). An Architecture for the Self-management of Lambda-Connections in Hybrid Networks. In 13th EUNICE Open European Summer School and IFIP TC6.6 Workshop on Dependable and Adaptable Networks and Services (pp. 141-148). [10.1007/978-3-540-73530-4_17] (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 4606, No. 1). Germany: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73530-4_17