With increasing demands on storage devices in the modern communication environment, the storage area network (SAN) has evolved to provide a direct connection allowing these storage devices to be accessed efficiently. To optimize the performance of a SAN, a three-stage hybrid electronic/optical switching node architecture based on the concept of a MPLS label switching mechanism, aimed at serving as a multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) ingress label edge router (LER) for a SAN-enabled application, has been designed.
- storage devices
- WDM ring networks
Chou, H-H., Pranggono, B., Wilkinson, T. D., Crossland, W. A., & Elmirghani, J. M. H. (2012). Free-space optoelectronic switching cores with MPLS for SANs over WDM ring networks. Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 4(7), 533-545. https://doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.4.000533