Photonic Network Communications

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 1–12 | Cite as

Performance evaluation of software-defined clustered-optical access networking for ubiquitous data center optical interconnection

  • Hui YangEmail author
  • Wei Bai
  • Ao Yu
  • Jie Zhang
Original Paper


Ubiquitous data center optical interconnection between user and data center has become a promising scenario gradually to accommodate high-performance services with end-to-end quality guaranteed. In our previous work, we implemented to provision data center application in inter-data center optical interconnection. In view of this, this study extends to consider the networking relationship between user and data center. We propose a novel software-defined clustered-optical access networking (SD-COAN) architecture for data center services in ubiquitous data center optical interconnection. A cross-stratum flow schedule (CSFS) strategy is introduced for SD-COAN based on the proposed architecture. The SD-COAN can enhance the responsiveness to the dynamic end-to-end data center demands and globally optimize optical access network and application resources effectively. The overall feasibility and efficiency of the proposed architecture are experimentally verified on our OpenFlow-based enhanced SDN testbed. The performance of CSFS strategy under heavy traffic load scenario is also quantitatively evaluated based on SD-COAN architecture in terms of resource occupation rate, average throughput and average provisioning delay, compared with other provisioning strategy.


Software-defined network Data center OpenFlow Optical access network 



This work was supported in part by NSFC project (61501049), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2015RC15), Fund of State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications (BUPT), P. R. China (IPOC2015ZT01), the Science and Technology Project of State Grid Corporation of China (SGIT0000KJJS1500008), ZTE Research Fund and fund by State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems Networks, China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical CommunicationsBeijing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsBeijingChina

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