A Multilayer Perspective on OFC 2015

OFC was very exciting this year with lots of exhibitors and visitors, and lots of creative ideas in talks and in products. Overall Impression Multilayer networking and centralized control (which is what SDN means at the end of the day) have been widely discussed at OFC. The value of multilayer control has now been validated…

Why Cloud Burst Requires Multilayer Control

Datacenter applications occasionally require moving many terabytes of data between datacenters across a wide-area network. This might be needed for better distribution of the workload, for migration of a customer from one cloud provider to another due to failures or maintenance activities, or in preparation for large-scale disasters, such as storms (disaster preparedness). Moving such…