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BonFIRE offers a Future Internet, multi-site, cloud testbed, targeted at the Internet of Services community, that supports large scale testing of applications, services and systems over multiple, geographically distributed, heterogeneous cloud testbeds. The aim of BonFIRE is to provide an infrastructure that gives experimenters the ability to control and(More)
G 2 MPLS is a Network Control Plane (NCP) architecture that implements the concept of Grid Network Services (GNS). In the Phosphorus framework, GNS allows the provisioning of network and Grid resources in a single-step through a set of seamlessly integrated procedures. The implementation of GNS poses a number of requirements on the Control Planes of the(More)
– This paper presents some instantiations of novel application-aware network architectures for emerging IT services and future Internet applications. It proposes and analyses network architectures where the Control and Service Planes are closely and seamlessly interacting with the applications. In one instantiation, the Grid-GMPLS technologies, and(More)
—This paper presents a programmable multi-granular optical cross connect (MG-OXC) and network architecture deployable in multi-service and multi-provider networks. The concept of programmable MG-OXC is introduced to provide a way of utilizing multiple switching/transport granularities to efficiently support the emerging traffic demands in both core and(More)
This paper proposes a new Metro Network Architecture based on two key technological pillars: the subwavelength optical switching technologies in the Data Plane (i.e. optical bursts and packets), and an enhanced GMPLS architecture in the Control Plane to extend network control to the subwavelengths, and ease the interworking of network and IT resources. The(More)
Today's Internet is a concatenation of IP networks interconnected by many distributed functions integrated into a plethora of highly specialized middleboxes. These elements implement complex network functions like firewalls, NATs, DPI, traffic scrubbing, etc. The product is a quite complex and rigid internetworking system in which network administrators and(More)
This paper reports on the first user/application-driven multi-technology optical sub-wavelength network for intra/inter Data-Centre (DC) communications. Two DCs each with distinct sub-wavelength switching technologies, frame based synchronous TSON and packet based asynchronous OPST are interconnected by a WSON inter-DC communication. The intra/inter DC(More)
Grid-GMPLS (G<sup>2</sup>MPLS) is conceived as a powerful network control plane solution that enhances the standard ASON/GMPLS architecture providing single-step resource reservation, co-allocation and maintenance of both network and Grid resources. This paper identifies and discusses the main issues and considerations that arise by network research and(More)