OpenROADM Demo Description and Update

Thursday, 10 June 07:00 – 08:00

Session Description:

Session would include multiple presentations related to (1) OpenROADM introduction, updates (2) TransportPCE controller (Opensource controller for Optical devices) (3) Packet Orchestrator and demo.

Moderator: 

Balagangadhar (Bala) Bathula, AT&T Labs, USA

Balagangadhar G. Bathula is leading the activities of OpenROADM MSA. His research interests are in software-defined networks (SDNs), Open architectures for transport, cross-layer network architectures, backbone network design, network cost optimization, optical networks, and machine learning. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York.

Presenters:

Janet Peng, AT&T Labs, USA
Presentation Title: Introduction to OpenROADM and Recent Developments

Olivier Renais, Orange Telecom, France
Presentation Title: Transport PCE Update on the Latest Developments

Behzad Mirkhanzadeh, Open Networking Advanced Research (OpNeAR) Lab, UT Dallas, TX, USA
Presentation Title: Orchestration of Packet Over OpenROADM for Data Center Interconnection

Biographies:

Behzad Mirkhanzadeh, Open Networking Advanced Research (OpNeAR) Lab, UT Dallas, TX, USA
Presentation Title: Orchestration of Packet Over OpenROADM for Data Center Interconnection

Abstract: This demo describes a federated edge computing system in which compute resources at multiple edge sites are dynamically aggregated together via an OpenROADM based network to form super-cloudlet and best respond to varying application-driven loads. In its simplest form a super-cloudlet consists of compute resources available at two edge computing sites or cloudlet that are (temporarily) interconnected by dedicated optical circuits deployed to achieve low-latency and high-rate data exchanges up to 400 Gbps. The super-cloudlet architecture is experimentally proven over the largest public OpenROADM demonstration up to date, comprising optical equipment from six suppliers. The software defined networking (SDN) PROnet Orchestrator is upgraded to handle the resources available in the optical network equipment, compute nodes, and associated Ethernet switches.

Behzad Mirkhanzadeh received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas. He has been working in the OpNeAR lab at the University of Texas at Dallas as a research assistant since 2016, while pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Engineering. His research interests include programmable networks, SD-WAN and edge computing.
 

Janet Peng, AT&T Labs, USA
Presentation Title: Introduction to OpenROADM and Recent Developments

Abstract: OpenROADM multi-source agreement (MSA) promotes vendor neutral ROADM solutions by disaggregating ROADM system into different functional groups and providing open interface specifications in data plane as well as management plane among these functional groups.

Janet Peng is an experienced technology leader in hardware, packet optical and L3 network architecture, design, systems development and open-source eco-systems leadership.  She led engineering teams delivering key initiatives spanning optical transport, L3 IP network architecture and design, proof of concept and SDN-enabled controllers including industry first open disaggregated hardware and software next-gen platforms for cell site gateway router, core and cloud edge routers.  Currently leading an Optical Platforms Architecture Design and Systems engineering team responsible for the packet optical transport network technology and SDN-enabled open architecture for transport, cross-layer network architecture, design and development, activities of OpenROADM MSA and the development to integrate multi-vendor, SDN-enabled control plan and OSS systems.  Janet received her master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, USA.
 

Olivier Renais, Orange Telecom, France
Presentation Title: Transport PCE Update on the Latest Developments

Abstract: TransportPCE is an OpenDaylight project which provides code for the control of open optical infrastructures. To address main operators' challenges in deploying their network, it proposes a reference implementation based on OpenROADM for automation at the WDM and the OTN layers. We first describe the controller modular architecture. We then review the main features available through the OpenDaylight release train. Finally, we provide the main drivers considered for the evolution of the controller in the mid-term.

Olivier Renais received his master‘s degree of Optronics in 1992 from the E.N.S.S.A.T Lannion. He has been working as a System Engineer in Pirelli and CISCO Systems, as a consultant in NORTEL, and joined Orange Labs Lannion in 2005 as an optical network architect. He is currently involved in OpenROADM and transportPCE, an OpenDaylight project which provides a reference implementation for the control of OpenROADM based optical infrastructures.