This document describes the extended version of the unified LIGHTNESS network control plane architecture.
The first version of the LIGHTNESS control plane, specified in deliverable D4.1, is mainly focused on the provisioning of on-demand and flexible high bandwidth connectivity services inside the LIGHTNESS hybrid optical data centre fabric.
This document enhances such preliminary control plane architecture; it presents its updated functional split, still based on the Software Defined Networking architecture, and provides a description of new features and procedures in support of Data Centre Network virtualisation. This deliverable also presents some virtualisation algorithms that have been designed for both static and dynamic virtual data centre allocation and provisioning.
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