Industry Partners: CENGN, TELUS, and Fujitsu
This Proof-of-Concept (PoC) demonstrates how SDN and NFV are implemented by Fujitsu when integrating open technology. The proof of concept shows how Virtuora provides network planning, design, management, service fulfillment and performance assurance for the following OTN scenarios:
• Network and Topology Discovery
• Service Creation
• Fault Aware Service Routing
• Service Restoration
Industry Partners: CENGN and OPNFV
This Proof-of-Concept (PoC) demonstrates how Fast Data Stacks (FDS) creates and composes a set of scenarios, including the virtual forwarder supplied by the FD.io project. The project provides enhancements to individual components, such as SDN controllers to allow for scenario composition. Since June 2016, CENGN has supported the FDS integration project with both SuperMicro and Kontron based labs, providing both lab and integration support.The FDS Components include the following:
• VPP – Highly scalable, high-performance, extensible virtual forwarder
• OpenDaylight – Extensible controller platform – Decouple business logic from network constructs
• Group Based Policy as mediator between business logic and network constructs
• Honeycomb Agent – Dataplane Agent for VPP
Industry Partners: CENGN and Solana Networks
This Proof-of-Concept (PoC) demonstrates authentication and authorization of SmartHawk’s delivery of powerful features beyond a standard network monitoring tool. The key difference with SmartHawk is its highly accurate, scalable and vendor agnostic approach to network auto discovery and mapping. The elements of SmartHawk Deployment include the following:
• Management Client
Industry Partners: CENGN and inBay Technologies
This Proof-of-Concept (PoC) demonstrates authentication and authorization of TaaS that goes beyond password protection by allowing users to login with a registered Trusted Device. With inBay TaaS, individuals are granted access by using their Trusted Device to scan a QR code that is sent out of band to inBay’s idQ Server for authentication. inBay’s idQ patented multi-level and multi-factor authentication system provides enhanced security over password-based and shared secret login systems.
• Highly secure, easy-to-use, convenient, dependable, and
affordable identity assurance
• The convenience of no longer having to memorize combinations
of usernames and passwords
• Protection from identity theft
• Secure method to delegate authorization to another user to
access private data and approve account activity
Industry Partners: TELUS (CENGN Member) and CENX
This proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstrates a true end-to-end multi-layer SDN orchestration of an MPLS-based WAN over Optical infrastructure. The CENX Cortx Service Orchestrator serves as a higher layer orchestrator that optimally synchronizes the MPLS and Optical layers. Upon notification of failures and policy violations, it dynamically adjusts the optical or packet layers via the SDN controllers to ensure optimal routing and policy conformance. The demo will consist of the following steps:
• Optical Domain Path Failure (Fujitsu)
• Optical network failure and packet reroute notifications sent to CENX Cortx Service Orchestrator (Fujitsu, CENX, Juniper)
• Update network topology and shared risk linked group (SRLG) validation; alert raised for policy violations (CENX)
• Optical and packet network adjustments (Fujitsu, Juniper)
• Update network topology and path validation; alert cleared/raised for policy violations (CENX)
Industry Partners: BTI Systems (CENGN Member) and Corsa Technology
This proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstrates the ability of a network under Software-Defined Network (SDN) control to respond dynamically to Elephant Flows both on Packet Layer and Optical Layer. The demo context is Data Centre VM Migration that is unscheduled and needs to be done immediately. The following two scenarios utilize a live 100 GB/s CANARIE network WAN link between data centers in Ottawa and Montreal, to show how an elephant flow, during inter-data center transfer, can be addressed automatically with a multi-layer SDN solution – at both the transport and optical layers
• Packet Layer use-case: The Controller senses congestion and signals the packet device to use low-priority links in conjunction with QoS to provide the Elephant Flow minimum bandwidth guarantee and Optical device remains status-quo.
• Optical Layer use-case: Due to the absence of packet-layer resources, the controller redirects the Elephant flow to the lower priority ODU2 links being used.
Industry Partners: Juniper (CENGN Member) and Inocybe (CENGN Partner)
This project overview will showcase a complete end-to-end Smart City programmable infrastructure and network including management and services, initially in a lab environment, followed by a real world pilot project.
Features will include:
• Fibre infrastructure controller that makes it possible to have shared substrate networks leveraged in isolation by a variety of networks for emerging services.
• Services Control Gateway that manages delivery of user-specific services to different market segments
• Innovative applications for small business, traffic control, energy management, security etc.
Industry Partners: CENGN and Expeto
This proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstrates a revolutionary method for rapidly deploying and managing an end-to-end, cloud-based LTE core network. This will include the dynamic deployment and enablement of hardware, software and associated SDN/NFV elements. For the purpose of the demo, the Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), Virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS) and additional open source software is running at the CENGN Data Centre in Canada, while the small cell (eNodeB) is located at the SDN Conference in Germany. The demo will consist of three different use cases:
• Spinning up a compete LTE core network from bare metal in seconds
• Initiating a WebRTC session – Google Hangouts on smartphone, over a small cell connected to the vEPC in the CENGN Data Centre
• Spinning up the LTE core on a laptop to show a disaster recovery / business continuity example, where WebRTC sessions occur locally as the core has been moved to the edge