Sedona will demonstrate in this year’s OFC conference (22-24 March, 2016) the world’s first multilayer, multivendor automatic restoration.
In a live network setup, encompassing equipment from five different vendors in both the IP/MPLS and Optical layers, we will show a multilayer restoration process following a fiber failure. The process takes into consideration both network layers and achieves optimal restoration order with minimum loss of traffic. We will also demonstrate hitless revert to normal operations, once the link failure is fixed.
Multilayer restoration can transform carrier business. Currently, core and metro networks are heavily underutilized since their protection schemes require massive overprovisioning. Orchestrating IP and optical resources, multilayer restoration allows carriers to run their network at much higher utilization rates without compromising resilience. This could save up to 50% of the $26B spent each year on network expansions.