TeraFlow proposes a novel secured transport Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller based on a microservice architecture. The objective is to foster innovation around SDN controller and evolve them to be suitable for beyond 5G networks. This paper presents two TeraFlow scenarios that involve automated network management to demonstrate its feasibility. The first scenario focuses on the necessary transformation of a network operator to support beyond 5G technologies. From edge, up to the transport network, SDN controllers need to include more dinamicity to support operator requirements for new types of connectivity services. The second scenario demonstrates interdomain connectivity services in an automotive scenario. In this scenario, novel techniques for domain inter-connection will be studied, as well as the load balancing of the connectivity service requests will be evaluated at cloud-scale.

Ricard Vilalta
Raul Munoz
Ramon Casellas
Ricardo Martínez
Juan-Pedro Fernandez-Palacios
Georgios P. Katsikas
Thomas Zinner
Harald Øverby
Sergio Gonzalez-Diaz
Hakon Lønsethagenk
Jose-Miguel Pulido
Daniel King
Nicola Carapellese
European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit (EuCNC 2021)