Thursday, May 22, 2014

ADVA and HEAnet Demo SDN Controlled 4K Video Services

ADVA Optical Networking, in collaboration with HEAnet, i2CAT and Eurotek, showcased SDN-controlled distribution of 4K video content at this week's TNC2014 conference in Dublin, Ireland.

The demo features a software-defined networking (SDN) controller and ADVA's FSP 3000 colorless and directionless reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexers (ROADMs) transporting terabits of data to a multi-tenant cloud-based infrastructure.

“Flexibility is key for tomorrow's networks; it’s a fundamental building block that could prove to be the deciding factor between success and failure,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. “This is especially true for service providers that need to provision enormous amounts of streaming media. Being able to rapidly respond to fluctuating bandwidth demand is vital. That's why this demo is so important. We've harnessed OpenDaylight to build an SDN controller that is capable of orchestrating end-to-end 4K video services over an advanced ROADM network using OpenNaaS as a service orchestration platform. This is something that has never been done before.”