Software-defined elastic optical networks

Software-defined elastic optical networks Photon Netw Commun (2014) 28:1–3 DOI 10.1007/s11107-014-0454-2 EDITORIAL Software-defined elastic optical networks Jason Jue · Vincenzo Eramo · Víctor López · Zuqing Zhu Published online: 18 June 2014 © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 Recent advances in flexible and programmable device tech- related to recent advances in elastic optical network and nologies, such as flexible-spectrum variable-rate transceivers software-defined optical networks. The Special Issue con- and reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs), sists of five papers. The first paper is a survey article on coupled with emergence of software-defined network para- Software Defined Optical Network. The next paper focuses digms, such as OpenFlow, have enabled the possibility of on the proposal and evaluation of a new Elastic Optical Net- software-defined elastic optical networks that can be flexibly work (EON) paradigm based on Spatial, Spectral and Tem- and dynamically provisioned and reconfigured. The ability poral domain. The third paper proposes and evaluates new to flexibly manage and provision resources allows service mapping techniques of Virtual Networks in EON. The last providers to support a wide range of emerging dynamic high- two papers focus on the experimental evaluation of restora- bandwidth applications, including data center networking, tion mechanisms in EONs. Brief summaries Photonic Network Communications Springer Journals

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