NSF Enables International Software-Defined Networking Collaborations
In 2013, the NSF's IRNC program enabled Internet2 member and partner organizations to develop International OpenFlow/Software-Defined Networking on projects connecting the United States to Europe, Asia and Latin America. Internet2’s Advanced Layer 2 Services (AL2S) Network is supporting transport for these international prototype Openflow/SDN collaborations. The projects are:
The America Connects to Europe project and the TransPAC3 – Asia-US High Performance International Networking infrastructure are managed by Indiana University. Florida International University, the Academic Network of São Paulo, and the Brazilian National Research and Education Network jointly manage the Americas Lightpaths’ project. In an effort to expand capabilities in using OpenFlow technologies, Northwestern University, SingAREN and GLORIAD created and demonstrated a Southeast Asia OpenFlow testbed during the GLIF 2013 meeting that took place in Singapore from Oct. 2-4, 2013.
These efforts are summarized in a white paper titled: NSF IRNC Program International Deployment and Experimental Efforts with SDN in 2013