The SkyFlux platform is tightly coupled with UTStarcom’s centralized SDN controller SOO Station that provides intelligent orchestration of underlying network resources based on global network view and knowledge about current and historical network states. As an integral part of the SkyFlux solution, the SOO Station controller enables support of intelligent SLA-aware routing based on centralized PCE, E2E service provisioning, network slicing, traffic engineering, dynamic bandwidth adjustment, automated service reconfiguration with support of service cutover, automatic service recovery. The controller’s extended automation features facilitate quick and effortless network deployment, operation and maintenance of SkyFlux network. The SOO Station controller uses multiple mechanisms available in SkyFlux nodes to collect real-time network performance data and network statistics, and performs analysis for intelligent policy and TE decisions, as well as for overall network performance optimization.
The SOO Station controller is built on the foundation of open-source SW platform OpenDaylight, and provides support of various Northbound Interfaces (NBI) including NetConf/YANG, PCEP, BGP-LS, Qx. The platform provides open and programmable environment that enables operators to build highly scalable, flexible networks that are easy to adapt to changing business needs.