ALL ABOUT MULTILAYER

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We just came back from the Open Networking Summit (ONS ’15). The event was quite interesting, both in terms of the exhibit floor and the talks. There was good participation, albeit more on the vendor side than the customer side.
My main impression is that SDN technologies and solutions are moving from testbeds and concepts to products and early deployments.

The promise of multilayer restoration as a way to save roughly half the cost of an IP core network is well documented: for example, in a highly visible paper authored by Cisco, Telefonica, and Deutsche Telecom that was published in IEEE Communications magazine and an ALU (now Nokia)  white paper. The purpose of this post it to provide a simple explanation of how such savings can be achieved.