B5G-OPEN JOCN Journal
Filippo Cugini, Davide Scano, Alessio Giorgetti, Andrea Sgambelluri, Lorenzo De Marinis, Piero Castoldi, Francesco Paolucci
“Telemetry and AI-based Security P4 Applications for Optical Networks”
This paper presents potentials and challenges of programmable packet-optical nodes encompassing
coherent pluggable modules, applied in the context of optical metro networks.
Two innovative applications of P4-based data plane programmability are then presented. The first targets the monitoring and processing of optical telemetry data/metadata directly in the forwarding plane. The second one focuses on the deployment of deep neural networks in P4 chipsets, effectively supporting in-network distributed cyber security functionalities in packet-optical nodes.