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Evolving Multi-layer Network

Architecture with SDN Control


Soumya Roy
Infinera Corporation
Soumya Roy, Infinera Corporation
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Outline
Use Case for Multi-Layer SDN for SP
networks
Why Multi-layer SDN?
What are the L0-L1-L2 components?
Deployment scenarios of SDN

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Transport SDN use case for R&E


Networks
Application

Multi-Layer
SDN
controller
OpenFlow/
REST API

Tier1 site

Tier1 site

MEF L2 Services

Tier2 site

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Packet
Optical
Transport Network
Pool of OTN B/W
Pay as you grow B/W
OTS REST API to manage L2

Dynamic activation of
services
Efficient use of shared
resources
Lower network TCO

LHC

Courtesy: GEANT

Transport Network-as-a-Service
Access via
Web-browser

Custome
rX
Customer-Y

Internet
Internet

Carrier SDN
Controller
A

Customer-X

REST API

bps
100G

100G
Programmable
bps
Packet-Optical
Tansport Layer

L1/L0 NE

Customer
Console

10
0G

Customer-Z

bp
s

100Gbps
100Gbps

Customer-Z

Customer-Y
Customer-X

Network access ports defined per end-customer


Policy & SLA management centralized in Carrier
SDN controller
End-customer driven L1/L2 bandwidth services
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Why SDN for Multi-Layer Networking?


Bandwidth growth & network costs not aligned
Organic cost reductions alone insufficient for minimizing cost/bit

Network layers operating in isolation, not cooperation


More cross-layer intelligence needed for optimizing traffic
Inter-layer/inter-domain control plane lacking
IP/MPLS
Network
Layer

Vendor X

Optical Transport
Network Layer

Vendor
W

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Vendor
Y
Vendor
Z

Simplify & Speed


Provisioning
Enable
Optimization

Evolution Towards Intelligent Transport


Expensive
Network
Intelligence

IP/MPL
S
Router
s
PacketOptical
Transpo
rt
(P-OTN)

Increase Scale,
Reduce TCO
Intelligent Transport Networking

Scalability

Automation

Convergence
Open Software
Super-channel Transmission
Multi-layer Switching Control
Coherent, Ready for 1TbE OTN, WDM, ROADM, MPLS Programmability
Resiliency

Intelligent transport networking simplifies total network &


enables cost efficiency
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Multi-layer Automation for Intelligent Transport


SDN Multi-Layer Orchestration &
Optimization
Analytics

Provisioning
IP/MPLS Layer

$$
$,kW

Router
Digital
Switching
Optics

$,W

Converged P-OTN Layer

Need for multi-layer representation, topology computation


& provisioning

SDN approach facilitates orchestration across layers &


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domains

SDN as good as the Underlying Data Plane


Programmable
Packet Optical Transport
Networks
The ability to control network
resources and properties at a distance
No Compromise for any applications

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These characteristics are


absent from traditional
optical networks

Optimized L0-L1 Switching Architecture


Service-level digital
switching & grooming
(Ethernet/SDH/OTN/S
AN)
Photonic switching of
super-channels

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Digital
Switching
ODU0/flex and packet

Optical
Switching
Wavelength
& super-

switching granularity

channel granularity

Digital grooming
maximizes WDM fill ->
CapEx savings
Sub-switching &
service protection ->
OpEx savings

Optical express of filled


super-channels ->
CapEx savings
Reconfigurable superchannel switching ->
OpEx Savings

Bandwidth Virtualization TM
40GbE service demand

200 Gb/s Total


65 Gb/s In use
75 Gb/s
115 Gb/s

10GbE service demand

Foundational
Foundational
Elements
Elements
Super-channels
Super-channels
OTN Switching
Switching
OTN
GMPLS Control
Control
GMPLS
Plane
Plane

Digital OTN abstraction of BW delivers optimal fit for SDN


In addition to OTN, SDN-control of ROADMs makes sense
But Controlling other analog functions (e.g. power) directly

is of
too
complex
Lots
physics
is used to enhance transmission performance. SDN
controller will not be able to manage this constant evolution Vz
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Deploy Service-Ready Bandwidth with Super-channels


Dynamically control OTN services via Bandwidth virtualization
Dynamically activate additional line side BW via Instant Bandwidth

100G activated
100G available; software-defined
100G clientactivation
10G client traffic
traffic
2.5G client traffic

DTN-X

l
o
o
al P
t
i
Dig
100G Era: 500G Pool
Nx100G Enabled Per Line Module

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Packet-Aware Optical Transport


Class/Flow-based CoS

Aggregati
on

AC
AC

VSI

PW

VSI

PW

VSI

PW

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

ET
H
INT
F

AC

VSI

PW

Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

TC
TC
TC
TC
TC

TC
TC
TC
TC

Packet classification, processing, scheduling, shaping

Network Efficiency

PVW 1

Superchannel

PVW n

Superchannel

Sub-Digital func.
Optical func.

Flow Mapping & Packet QoS

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TC

Scheduler n

Data Center

ET
H
INT
Transport
F
based

AC

Scheduler 1

Router

Dynamically
Resizable
ODUflex

Optical transport network

Enabling Efficiency & Flexibility through L0, L1 & L2


Integration

Grooming,
Switching,
Shared Mesh
Protection

WDM switching,
restoration

Real-world Deployment

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Virtualization of the Optical Layer with


OTS
DC replication App
Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN)
OSS/BSS

Self
Self
Service
Service
Portal
Portal

End
End points
points
Bandwidth
Bandwidth
Duration
Duration
Latency
Latency
Etc.
Etc.

Customer
Console

PEN
PEN SDN
SDN
Control
Control
Layer
Layer
Programmable
WebOpen
2.0 APIs
Transport
Open
Transport

APIs
APIs

Switch
Switch software
software
(OTS)
(OTS)

Singapo
re
Data
Center

DTN-X Pan-Asia Network


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Custome
r
App

Hong
Kong
Data
Center

Tokyo
Data
Center

Understands daily
data replication
required
Monitors spot pricing
Determines optimal
time to initiate
connection
Key
Benefits
End user gets best
pricing, pays only for
BW needed
Pacnet optimal
resource utilization &
sticky customer
service

Pacnet Deployment Use Case


Pacnet deployment of
first widely
commercially available
Network Virtualization
of the Optical Layer
using Infinera Open
Transport Switch (OTS)

Extends PEN Ethernet


NaaS to new SDNcontrolled dynamic
optical layer increasing
NaaS to Nx10G &
Nx100G levels
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Telefnica Multi-Layer SDN


Architecture PoC
Network as a Service (NaaS)
Poli
Poli
cy
cy
Age
Age
nt
nt

ALTO
ALTO
Serve
Serve
rr

ABNO Controller
VN
VN
TM
TM

L3
L3
PCE
PCE
L1
L1
PC
PC
E
E

Topolog
Topolog
y
y
Module
Module

Provisioning
Manager

OAM
OAM
Handler
Handler

I2R
I2R
S
S
Clie
Clie
nt
nt

Multi-Layer
SDN Control
Layer

MX-240-2
10G

MX-240-1
10G

10G

10G

MX-240-3

OTS
100G

DTN2

OTS

100G

10G

10G

OTS
100G

DTN1
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DTN3

Application: Dynamic MPLS


tunnel service creation in
multi-layer, multi-vendor
environment.
Multi-layer PCE-based
controller: Point and click
IP/MPLS services
w/automatic router &
transport layer provisioned
Multiple south-bound
automatically
protocols

REST/JSON
OpenFlow
Netconf/YANG
PCEP
BGP-LS
Open
Open
Transport
Transport
Switch
Switch
(OTS)
(OTS)
Bandwidth
Bandwidth
Virtualization
Virtualization
Digital
Digital
Switching
DWDM
SuperSuperChannels
Channels

Intelligent
Transport
Abstraction

Multi-layer orchestration with OSCARSTE


Topology
Exchange

Configura
tion
Manager

ESNet Circuits Reservation


System
MultiMultiMulti-Layer
(OSCARS)
Layer
Layer
Topology
App

Path
Engine

OSCARSTE

Multi-Layer SDN
Management
Modules

Provisioni
ng

SDN Controller

Traffic
Optimizati
on Engine

Floodlight

OpenFlow 1.0

Site A

Site B

Packet
Network

REST/JSON

B
A

A, B, C Packet Switches

OTS
OTS

C
OTS

Y
X, Y, Z Optical Transport

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Optical
Transport
Network

Hot Interconnect 2014

Summary
Intelligent Transport drives new approach to scaling networks
Service-ready capacity, BW delivery @ Internet speed
Converged Digital (packet, OTN) and ROADM operations

Multi-Layer SDN has significant benefits

Streamline multi-layer, multi-domain operation


Rapid application development through standard APIs
New dynamic on-demand services (eg, NaaS, BoD)
Global view creates opportunity for total network optimization

Carriers seeking evolutionary, open approach


Leverage existing robust optical transport control plane functions
Open SDN control layer, flexible integration options

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Thank You

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