Advances in the management and control of optical Internet

J.Y. Wei
2002 IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications  
Given the ever increasing demand for network bandwidth, and the recent phenomenal advances in optical wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networking technologies, a major component of the Next Generation Internet will be an Internat protocol (IP)-based optical WDM network. As IP over WDM networking technologies mature, a number of important architectural, management and control issues have surfaced. These issues need to be addressed before a true Next Generation Optical Internet can emerge.
more » ... n this paper, we enumerate some of the key architectural, management and control issues and discuss corresponding approaches and advances made toward addressing these issues. We first review the different IP/WDM networking architectural models and their tradeoffs. We outline and discuss several management and control issues and corresponding approaches related to the configuration, fault, and performance management of IP over dynamic WDM networks. We present an analysis and supporting simulation results demonstrating the potential benefits of dynamic IP over WDM networks. We then discuss the issues related
doi:10.1109/jsac.2002.1003043 fatcat:6amaqbphwzbdxn6zsogqnlhlje