Collaboration among FIU/AmLight, ANSP, RNP, RedClara, REUNA, and CKLN delivers a pure OpenFlow-based Software-Defined Network to accelerate research and education
The deployment allows the ONOS project to show the platform and the applications’ ability to work with heterogeneous hardware devices at scale in a real network scenario, and has generated useful feedback that delivers valuable input to serve as part of the requirements for the next ONOS releases.The solution deployed is able to: provision L3 connectivity without using legacy routers in the network core; transform ASs running OpenFlow into IP (BGP) transit networks; allow an SDN network to seamlessly connect to the rest of the Internet using BGP thus providing a powerful migration strategy; and aggregate different SDN administrative domains into BGP confederations, making the control plane more scalable.
The bigger square in the network diagram represents the AmLight network, combining five OpenFlow switches, controlled by an ONOS cluster that is composed of two controller instances and running SDN-IP. Two special purpose routers (the BGP speakers) peer with the external routers exposed by the RENs and, at the same time, connect to the SDN-IP instances.
The BGP advertisements received from the external routers are notified to SDN-IP, which converts them into intent requests and they are then converted by ONOS into flows on the OpenFlow switches thus allowing communication between the external networks. The bigger router in the upper left corner of the diagram that represents the FIU router is used both to connect to the AmLight testbed as well as to the Internet2 deployment, thereby bridging communication between the two networks.
The SDN-IP Peering application developed by the ONOS project team runs over ONOS, enabling seamless peering among the ONOS SDN-based network, traditional IP-based networks and other SDN-based networks. It delivers a migration solution, whereby new SDN capabilities can be deployed alongside existing IP-based networks so that industry adopters can allow the two to coexist while accelerating SDN adoption in real networks.
About the ONOS project
ONOS is the open source SDN networking operating system for Service Provider networks architected for high performance, scale and availability. ONOS’ ecosystem comprises of ON.Lab and organizations that are funding and contributing to the ONOS initiative. These include AT&T, NTT Communications, SK Telecom, China Unicom, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel and NEC; members who are collaborating and contributing to ONOS include ONF, Infoblox, SRI, Internet2, Happiest Minds, KISTI, KAIST, Kreonet, NAIM, CNIT, Black Duck, Create-Net, Criterion Networks and the broader ONOS community. Learn how you can get involved with ONOS at onosproject.org.
About Florida International University
Florida International University is an urban, multi-campus, public research university serving its students and the diverse population of South Florida. We are committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities. FIU is Miami’s first and only public research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. FIU is number one in the nation in awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanic students. Designated as a top-tier research institution, FIU emphasizes research as a major component in the university’s mission (http://www.fiu.edu).
Americas Lightpaths (AmLight) operates high-performance network links connecting Latin America to the U.S., funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), awards #ACI-0963053, ACI-1341895, and ACI-1140833; the Brazilian Education and Research Network – RNP (under a network management contract to the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation – MCTI); and the Academic Network of Sao Paulo – ANSP (FAPESP award #2003/13708-0). AmLight aims to enhance science research and education in the Americas by interconnecting key points of aggregation, providing operation of production infrastructure, engaging U.S. and western hemisphere science and engineering research and education communities, creating an open instrument for collaboration, and maximizing benefits of all investors. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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