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—Core optical networks using reconfigurable optical switches and tunable lasers appear to be on the road towards widespread deployment and could evolve to all-optical mesh networks in the coming future. Considering the impact of physical layer impairments in the planning and operation of all-optical (and translucent) networks is the main focus of the(More)
Optical network virtualisation has recently become a hot topic among the research community due to its potential to enable the shaping of the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) concept. A major challenge that arises of paramount importance when virtualising a network is the so called Virtual Network (VN) embedding problem. While this problem has been(More)
Network operators are facing hard competition for opportunities in the telecommunications market, forcing network investments to be carefully evaluated before the decision-making process. A great part of core network operators' revenues comes from the provisioned connectivity services. Taking this premise as our starting point, we first examine the(More)
—This paper presents Integer Linear Programming (ILP) formulations to optimally allocate Virtual Optical Networks (VONs) over a transparent optical network substrate. These formulations serve the purpose of building either completely transparent VONs or opaque ones, where electrical termination capabilities are assumed at each virtual network node. In(More)
In this paper, we report our development experience and experimentation studies of two multicast routing schemes for the Internet, namely, PIM-SSM and GCMR. We detail their implementation over the Quagga open source routing suite, as well as their experimentation tests over a large-scale topology that reproduces the Internet characteristics.
Applications running inside data centers are enabled through the cooperation of thousands of servers arranged in racks and interconnected together through the data center network. Current DCN architectures based on electronic devices are neither scalable to face the massive growth of DCs, nor flexible enough to efficiently and cost-effectively support(More)
Optical network infrastructures can be partitioned into multiple parallel, dedicated virtual networks for a physical infrastructure sharing purpose. However, different transport technologies may impact in both the amount and the characteristics of the different virtual instances that can be built on top of a single physical infrastructure. To analyse the(More)
The spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network (SLICE) architecture has been presented as an efficient solution for flexible bandwidth allocation in optical networks. An homologous problem to the classical Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) arises in such an architecture, called Routing and Spectrum Assignment (RSA). Imposed by current transmission(More)
The spectrum fragmentation effect in elastic optical networks is one of their main limitations. Multiple techniques have been proposed to address this problem, with the split spectrum approach (SSA) being a very interesting candidate among them. This technique is based on splitting a demand into smaller sub-demands when a blocking situation arises. In(More)