OIF Outlines Transport SDN Requirements
FREMONT, Calif. -- The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Carrier Working Group has completed a carrier requirements document addressing the transport network relevant part of a Software Defined Networking (SDN) architecture. The document, “OIF Carrier Working Group Requirements on Transport Networks (TN) in SDN Architectures” has been a work-in-progress since March 2013. The document supports the evolution of transport networks towards SDN architectures, summarizing what is already available and highlighting new features and functionalities to support the deployment of SDN applications,services and technologies.
Using the completed carrier requirements document as a foundation, OIF members have begun developing an SDN framework document that will provide future SDN related specifications and Implementation Agreements and also give structure to future OIF interoperability demonstrations.