AtlanticWave-SDX is a distributed experimental SDX, supporting research, experimental deployments, prototyping and interoperability testing, on national and international scales. Challenges in the Wide-Area Networks (WAN) are being addressed by the application of network virtualization and network programmability solutions using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies. Network virtualization and programmable networks are two key enablers that facilitate agile, fast and more economical network infrastructures as well as service development, deployment and provisioning. The AtlanticWave-SDX project focuses on new capabilities, enabling OXPs to react to unplanned network events by adding intelligent closed-loop control of network services powered by in-band network telemetry.
AWAVE-SDX is comprised of two components: An infrastructure development component with optical super channels to reframe and reprovision network capacity between R&E backbone networks; and, an innovation component to build a distributed intercontinental experimental SDX by leveraging Open Exchange Points (OXPs) in the U.S., Chile, Brazil, and South Africa.
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What is a Software-Defined Exchange (SDX)?
An SDX refers to a meet-me point where independent-neutral administrative domains can exchange computing, storage, and networking resources.
An SDX can support network-aware applications to achieve end-to-end programmability and control.