FUTEBOL Control Framework: Enabling Experimentation in Convergent Optical, Wireless, and Cloud Infrastructures


Large-scale testing and evaluation of network solutions are complex and typically involve multiple domains (e.g., optical, wireless, and cloud). The FUTEBOL project has deployed geographically distributed testbeds in Brazil and Europe that enable the experimentation and validation of new cross-domain network solutions. In this article, we introduce a Control Framework that allows experimenters to slice, reserve, and orchestrate optical, wireless, and cloud resources in a coordinated manner. We illustrate the features of our Control Framework and evaluate it through an experiment involving resource orchestration and automatic service scaling across multiple domains.



Technology, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Telecommunications, Engineering, Photonics, Frequency division multiplexing, Resonant frequency, Optical fiber networks, Waveguide lasers, Quantum entanglement, Software defined networking, Network function virtualization, Networking & Telecommunications, 0805 Distributed Computing, 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1005 Communications Technologies