This paper discusses the architectural models of Carrier Ethernet and SDN, the practical considerations of SDN and Carrier Ethernet for operational support systems (OSSs). It also addresses the mechanisms Carrier Ethernet offers SDN and describes several application scenarios for the combined use of Carrier Ethernet and SDN, including discussions of services and management.
This document also summarizes the applicable industry specifications available that support the application of SDN on Carrier Ethernet services and networks.
A companion paper "Carrier Ethernet and SDN Part 1: An Industry Perspective" is available.
This white paper originally posted on the Metro Ethernet Forum website