Experimental assessment of in-operation spectrum defragmentation

Experimental assessment of in-operation spectrum defragmentation Dynamic operation of flexgrid networks might cause optical spectrum to be divided into fragments, which makes it difficult finding contiguous spectrum of the required width for incoming connection requests, leading thus to an increased blocking probability. To alleviate to some extent that spectrum fragmentation, the central frequency of already established connections can be shifted to create wider contiguous spectrum fragments to be allocated to incoming connections; this procedure is called spectrum defragmentation. In this paper, we propose using the so called applications based network operations (ABNO) architecture, currently under standardization in the IETF, to deal with the defragmentation use case while the network is in operation. A workflow involving several elements in the ABNO architecture is proposed and experimentally assessed in a distributed test bed connecting facilities in three major European cities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Photonic Network Communications Springer Journals
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Springer US
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
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Computer Science; Computer Communication Networks; Electrical Engineering; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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1387-974X
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1572-8188
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10.1007/s11107-014-0433-7
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Abstract

Dynamic operation of flexgrid networks might cause optical spectrum to be divided into fragments, which makes it difficult finding contiguous spectrum of the required width for incoming connection requests, leading thus to an increased blocking probability. To alleviate to some extent that spectrum fragmentation, the central frequency of already established connections can be shifted to create wider contiguous spectrum fragments to be allocated to incoming connections; this procedure is called spectrum defragmentation. In this paper, we propose using the so called applications based network operations (ABNO) architecture, currently under standardization in the IETF, to deal with the defragmentation use case while the network is in operation. A workflow involving several elements in the ABNO architecture is proposed and experimentally assessed in a distributed test bed connecting facilities in three major European cities.

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Photonic Network CommunicationsSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 19, 2014

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