SURF, and particularly SURFnet, conducts research on the opportunities of automation and orchestration of networks and services. We work on our own automation and orchestration framework that offers provisioning across multiple technology domains in a uniform way. By implementing automation and orchestration, we are able to respond to users’ current and future network needs.
Together with SURFnet we created a demonstration for SuperComputing 2017 where a user could physical change the cables connecting a number of network switches and see the resulting effects on traffic flow in augmented reality using the Microsoft Hololens. The video below describes the relevant background and demonstration.