OpenNaaS 0.31 released!

The OpenNaaS team is happy to announce version 0.31 of the platform. In this release there have been put efforts into development tasks for XIFI FP7 and GÉANT3+ projects.

Find all the details about this release here: OpenNaaS 0.31 released!

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Fed4FIRE Open Tutorial Day

Next December 10th, in Berlin, the Fed4FIRE Open Tutorial Day will be held in Fraunhofer FOKUS premises.

This is an oportunity for get a general introduction to the Fed4FIRE initiative and in-depth information on some of the project participating testbeds:

  • Virtual Wall
  • Fuseco
  • Bonfire
  • Openflow (OFELIA)
  • Smartsantander
  • w-Ilab.t

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OpenNaaS 0.30 released!

The OpenNaaS development team is proud to announce the release 0.30 of OpenNaaS!

This release includes the lasts blocks of functionalities required by the OFERTIE FP7 project, as well as the firsts requirements of the DOLFIN FP7 project. New implemented features provide the ability of reading, but also reporting, network statistics by circuit, flow and device port to SLA Managers and SDN applications.

Please find all the details about this release in OpenNaaS news page.

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OpenNaaS 0.29 released!

The OpenNaaS team is happy to announce version 0.29 of the platform. Moreover Netconf4j 0.0.9 has been released too. In this release topology discovery of router resource has been added to the platform. Besides, a new capability has been added to offer topology view from the network’s point of view.

These new features were developed in the context of IEEE CloudNet 2014 to be celebrated on October 8th-10th in Luxembourg.

Additionally, OpenNaaS has improved his user experience, stability, disk space and speed of the platform.

Find all the details about this release here: OpenNaaS 0.29 and Netconf4j 0.0.9 released!.

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International Demo at TNC2014

Last Terena Networking Conference (TNC2014) was scenario of an important international collaboration of the i2CAT DANA team together with ADVA, HEAnet and Eurotek. The event showcased a live demo of the end-to-end service provisioning of a video on demand service transmitted over a colourless ROADM ring.

i2CAT contributed with the implementation of the service orchestrator and configurator based on OpenNaaS, an open source platform for provisioning network resources. It allows the deployment and automated configuration of dynamic network infrastructures and defines a vendor-independent interface to access services provided by these resources. OpenNaaS provides support for a variety of resources such as optical switches, routers, IP networks and BoD domains, but, more importantly, it is easy to add new resources and their capabilities as an extension.

ADVA, in turn, deployed an Optical Network Hypervisor as a multi-tenant capable application that creates and exposes abstract representations of the underlying transport network and exports that abstracted network to client SDN controllers. An abstracted network can be exposed as a single node or multiple nodes with abstract links. From the perspective of the exposed SDN interface the Network Hypervisor acts as one or more (virtual) nodes.

Additionaly, HEAnet acted as support infrastructure provider and Eurotek brought their 4K encoding and decoding equipment at the edges of the ROADM ring as well as 4K content.

The demo was performed in the exhibition booths and in the dedicated demo area gathering a great interest of the audience. The satisfactory outcomes of the joint effort open new opportunities for collaboration between i2CAT and the other involved industrial partners in topics related to infrastructure control and management.

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TNC 2014 SDN Demo

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Paper on IRATI’s prototyping efforts published at IEEE Network

We are very happy to announce that a paper on the RINA prototyping we are researching and implementing has been published on the March 2014 issue of the IEEE Network Journal! The paper can be accessed by members of IEEE from this link.

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Here is the abstract:

In recent years, many new Internet architectures are being proposed to solve shortcomings in the current Internet. A lot of these new architectures merely extend the current TCP/IP architecture and hence do not solve the fundamental cause of these problems. The Recursive Internet Architecture (RINA) is a true new network architecture, developed from scratch, building on lessons learned in the past. RINA prototyping efforts have been ongoing since 2010, but a prototype on which a commercial RINA implementation can be built has not been developed yet. The goal of the IRATI research project is to develop and evaluate such a prototype in Linux/OS. This article focuses on the software design required to implement a network stack in Linux/OS. We motivate the placement of, and communication between, the different software components in either the kernel or user space. The first open source prototype of the IRATI implementation of RINA will be available in June 2014 for researchers, developers, and early adopters.”

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OpenNaaS 0.28 released!

The OpenNaaS team is proud to announce version 0.28 of the platform. In this release a set of new capabilities of router resource has been added to the platform. These new features were developed in the context of GÉANt3+ Joint Research Activity 2 (JRA2-T2) F2F meeting in i2CAT premises at Barcelona (Spain) celebrated on 31st of March and 1st of April 2014.

Version 0.27 was an internal release mainly offering multi-domain support for European Union FP7 Ofertie project.

Moreover, Windows installer has been improved fixing some bugs, now the installation and unistallation processes are correctly performed.

Find all the details about this release here: OpenNaaS 0.28 released!.

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i2CAT and DANA experiences at the FIA 2014 event

Last week, several members of the Distributed Applications and Networks Area (DANA) participated in this year’s Future Internet Assembly, which took place in Athens between the 17th and 20th of March. They participated in a number of workshops that tackled the most current future internet topics. At the same time, they represented i2CAT participation in several Future Internet research projects through their presence in the project booths.

One of those workshops, entitled NFV: From hype towards actual implementation and deployment, was organized jointly by some DANA members and Telefónica I+D. The primary goal of the workshop was to provide an overview of the current status of NFV, and to identify and discuss what are the next major steps to be taken towards the adoption of NFV-compliant solutions within production environments. And… the workshop obtained the Best FIA session award!

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i2CAT and DANA presence at the Future Internet Assembly

i2CAT will have a strong presence in this year’s Future Internet Assembly which will take place in Athens  between the 17th and 20th of March. Several members of the DANA team will participate in a number of workshops that tackle the most current future internet topics. One of these workshop sessions is actually chaired and organised by DANA, under the name of “NFV: From hype towards actual implementation and deployment“. This session will provide insight to NFV from industrial and research points of view. The session panel will foster an interactive discussion involving the audience to address, among others, the above mentioned questions. The primary goal of the session is to provide an overview of the current status of NFV, and to identify and discuss what are the next major steps to be taken towards the adoption of NFV-compliant solutions within production environments. Besides chairing the session and triggering the panel discussions, DANA will perform a live demo to give a practical perspective of NFV implementation using OpenNaaS and show how NFV can benefit from open source platforms. The demonstration will present the first proof-of-concept implementation of the virtualization of the routing function considering the current co-existence of IPv4 and IPv6 and the possibilities brought by OpenFlow-enabled infrastructures.

Moreover i2CAT will also be demonstrating the IRATI RINA stack. The FIRE group has been very kind to provide an exhibition space to each of the different projects funded under this unit to showcase the current results of their research, calling the overall event “Hands on FIRE“. Moreover, FIRE is organizing a series of pre-FIA workshops discussing testbed interoperability, the evolution of FIRE, social networks and big data. We will be demonstrating the simplicity and flexibility provided by the RINA structure compared to the current Internet architecture. The demo will be featuring a mock-up of a Virtual Private Network spanning three management domains: the customer network, the network service provider network and the datacentre network. The demo will show how the VPN – implemented using the same building blocks as the three underlying networks – allows applications in the customer network to communicate with applications in the datacentre network. The physical resources of two OFELIA islands (i2CAT and ETH-Zurich) will be used to support the IRATI demonstration.

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Finally, the FIBRE project coordinated by i2CAT will have a booth for presenting two posters and a demo. One of the posters is the FIBRE project poster, where general info about FIBRE is presented: objectives, distribution of the federated testbeds, general info about the physical infrastructure of each testbed and intercontinental links between Europe and Brazil. The second poster offers a description of what is showcased in the demo and a detailed vision of what is behind the curtain in the demo: the architecture and modules interfaces as well as the network topology and the system building blocks. The demo, called “BoD services through an OpenFlow-based federated FIRE infrastructure” uses FIBRE to deploy an SDN topology over which a controller automatically implements BoD services and setups the provisioning of the circuit between two hosts. Finally, another poster presenting the project as part of the FIRE initiative will be presented in the INCO section of the FIA.

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OpenNaaS version 0.26 released!

The OpenNaaS team is delighted to announce version 0.26 of the platform. This release was focused on extending the REST API of OpenNaaS to extend the possibilities of applications on top of OpenNaaS.

Find all the details about this release here: OpenNaaS 0.26 released.

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