Bringing Optical Networks to the Cloud: An Architecture for a Sustainable future Internet

  • Pascale Vicat-Blanc
  • Sergi Figuerola
  • Xiaomin Chen
  • Giada Landi
  • Eduard Escalona
  • Chris Develder
  • Anna Tzanakaki
  • Yuri Demchenko
  • Joan A. García Espín
  • Jordi Ferrer
  • Ester López
  • Sébastien Soudan
  • Jens Buysse
  • Admela Jukan
  • Nicola Ciulli
  • Marc Brogle
  • Luuk van Laarhoven
  • Bartosz Belter
  • Fabienne Anhalt
  • Reza Nejabati
  • Dimitra Simeonidou
  • Canh Ngo
  • Cees de Laat
  • Matteo Biancani
  • Michael Roth
  • Pasquale Donadio
  • Javier Jiménez
  • Monika Antoniak-Lewandowska
  • Ashwin Gumaste
Open Access
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6656)

Abstract

Over the years, the Internet has become a central tool for society. The extent of its growth and usage raises critical issues associated with its design principles that need to be addressed before it reaches its limits. Many emerging applications have increasing requirements in terms of bandwidth, QoS and manageability. Moreover, applications such as Cloud computing and 3D-video streaming require optimization and combined provisioning of different infrastructure resources and services that include both network and IT resources. Demands become more and more sporadic and variable, making dynamic provisioning highly needed. As a huge energy consumer, the Internet also needs to be energy-conscious. Applications critical for society and business (e.g., health, finance) or for real-time communication demand a highly reliable, robust and secure Internet. Finally, the future Internet needs to support sustainable business models, in order to drive innovation, competition, and research. Combining optical network technology with Cloud technology is key to addressing the future Internet/Cloud challenges. In this context, we propose an integrated approach: realizing the convergence of the IT- and optical-network-provisioning models will help bring revenues to all the actors involved in the value chain. Premium advanced network and IT managed services integrated with the vanilla Internet will ensure a sustainable future Internet/Cloud enabling demanding and ubiquitous applications to coexist.

Keywords

Future Internet Virtualization Dynamic Provisioning Virtual Infrastructures Convergence IaaS Optical Network Cloud 

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascale Vicat-Blanc
    • 1
  • Sergi Figuerola
    • 2
  • Xiaomin Chen
    • 4
  • Giada Landi
    • 5
  • Eduard Escalona
    • 10
  • Chris Develder
    • 3
  • Anna Tzanakaki
    • 6
  • Yuri Demchenko
    • 11
  • Joan A. García Espín
    • 2
  • Jordi Ferrer
    • 2
  • Ester López
    • 2
  • Sébastien Soudan
    • 1
  • Jens Buysse
    • 3
  • Admela Jukan
    • 4
  • Nicola Ciulli
    • 5
  • Marc Brogle
    • 7
  • Luuk van Laarhoven
    • 7
  • Bartosz Belter
    • 8
  • Fabienne Anhalt
    • 9
  • Reza Nejabati
    • 10
  • Dimitra Simeonidou
    • 10
  • Canh Ngo
    • 11
  • Cees de Laat
    • 11
  • Matteo Biancani
    • 12
  • Michael Roth
    • 13
  • Pasquale Donadio
    • 14
  • Javier Jiménez
    • 15
  • Monika Antoniak-Lewandowska
    • 16
  • Ashwin Gumaste
    • 17
  1. 1.LYaTissFrance
  2. 2.Fundació i2CATSpain
  3. 3.Interdisciplinary Institute for BroadBand TechnologyBelgium
  4. 4.Technische Univeristät Carolo-Wilhelmina zu BraunschweigGermany
  5. 5.NextworksItaly
  6. 6.Athens Information TechnologyGreece
  7. 7.SAP ResearchSwitzerland
  8. 8.Poznan Supercomputing and Networking CenterPoland
  9. 9.INRIAFrance
  10. 10.University of EssexUK
  11. 11.Universiteit van AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  12. 12.InterouteGermany
  13. 13.ADVAGermany
  14. 14.Alcatel-LucentFrance
  15. 15.Telefónica I+DSpain
  16. 16.Telekomunikacja PolskaPoland
  17. 17.Indian Institute of TechnologyBombayIndia

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