Free-space optoelectronic switching cores with MPLS for SANs over WDM ring networks

H.-H. Chou, Bernardi Pranggono, T.D. Wilkinson, W.A. Crossland, J.M.H Elmirghani

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)533-545
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Optical Communications and Networking
    Volume4
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

    Keywords

    • storage devices
    • SAN
    • WDM ring networks
    • communications

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    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