Brussels 30th January 2014
The first Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Concertation Workshop took place in Brussels with the aim, to maximize the opportunity for Europe to benefit from SDN research. All the participants showed their current and future research projects in the area of SDN related to the following topics:
- Share their latest SDN-related research results and achievements;
- Raise awareness within the FIRE community and beyond of their research;
- Exploit project synergies by sharing best practices;
- Identify common gaps/challenges for future investigation.
Because of the strong relation to the FIRE project, there were a lot of discussion about the existing and future of SDN-testbeds. Regarding this discussion the following two presentations are highlighted here in this post:
- “OFELIA” – Hagen Wösner, BISDN
- “GÉANT Testbeds as a Service – Delivering Flexible Virtual Environments for Network Research” – Jerry Sobeski, Director, International Research Inititives, NORDUnet
The OFELIA project currently operates multiple OpenFlow sites where this sites are managed by GENI – what is a controller framework. Regarding this, GEANT is also jumping on the Testbed market. GEANT presented their solution for TaaS (Testbed as a Service) that is, at the moment, not compatible to existing OpenFlow sites because of the differences in the controller framework.