The dichotomy of distributed and centralized control:METRO-HAUL, when control planes collide for 5G networks

King, Daniel Edward and Farrel, Adrian and King, Emiko Nishida and Casellas, Ramon and Velasco, Luis and Nejabati, R. and Lord, Andrew (2019) The dichotomy of distributed and centralized control:METRO-HAUL, when control planes collide for 5G networks. Optical Switching and Networking, 33. pp. 49-55. ISSN 1573-4277

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Automating the provisioning of 5G services, deployed over a heterogeneous infrastructure (in terms of domains, technologies, and management platforms), remains a complex task, yet driven by the constant need to provide end-to-end connections at network slices at reducing costs and service deployment time. At the same time, such services are increasingly conceived around interconnected functions and require allocation of computing, storage, and networking resources. The METRO-HAUL 5G research initiative acknowledges the need for automation and strives to develop an orchestration platform for services and resources that extends, integrates, and builds on top of existing approaches, macroscopically adopting Transport Software Defined Networking principles, and leveraging the programmability and open control of Transport SDN.

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Optical Switching and Networking
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Optical Switching and Networking. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Optical Switching and Networking, 33, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.osn.2018.11.002
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