TeraFlow proposes a new type of secure, cloud-native Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller that will radically advance the state-of-the-art in beyond 5G networks by introducing novel micro-services architecture, and provide revolutionary features for both flow management (service layer) and optical/microwave network equipment integration (infrastructure layer) by adapting new data models. TeraFlow will also incorporate security using Machine Learning (ML) and forensic evidence for multi-tenancy based on Distributed Ledgers. Finally, this new SDN controller shall be able to integrate with the current Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) frameworks as well as other networks. The target pool of TeraFlow stakeholders expands beyond the traditional telecom operators towards edge and hyper-scale cloud providers.

Author/s
Ricard Vilalta
Raul Muñoz
Ramon Casellas
Ricardo Martinez
Victor Lopez
Oscar González de Dios
Antonio Pastor
Georgios Katsikas
Felix Klaedtke
Paolo Monti
Alberto Mozo
Thomas Zinner
Harald Øverby
Sergio González
Håkon Lønsethagen
José-Miguel Pulido
Daniel King
Published
2021 Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit (EuCNC/6G Summit)