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A hybrid optical switch architecture to integrate IP into optical networks to provide flexible and intelligent bandwidth on demand for cloud computing
Author(s): Wei Yang; Trevor J. Hall
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Paper Abstract

The Internet is entering an era of cloud computing to provide more cost effective, eco-friendly and reliable services to consumer and business users. As a consequence, the nature of the Internet traffic has been fundamentally transformed from a pure packet-based pattern to today’s predominantly flow-based pattern. Cloud computing has also brought about an unprecedented growth in the Internet traffic. In this paper, a hybrid optical switch architecture is presented to deal with the flow-based Internet traffic, aiming to offer flexible and intelligent bandwidth on demand to improve fiber capacity utilization. The hybrid optical switch is capable of integrating IP into optical networks for cloud-based traffic with predictable performance, for which the delay performance of the electronic module in the hybrid optical switch architecture is evaluated through simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9008, Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems VI, 900808 (1 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2040378
Show Author Affiliations
Wei Yang, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Trevor J. Hall, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9008:
Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems VI
Werner Weiershausen; Benjamin B. Dingel; Achyut K. Dutta; Atul K. Srivastava, Editor(s)

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