Welcome to the July 2009 issue of EtherNEWS, offered in video and Podcast versions. Each month’s edition covers a wide range of applications and solutions related to Ethernet service creation, service assurance, SLA & QoS monitoring and evolving industry standards.
This month’s feature video shows how demarcation units can replace more costly switches or routers at customer and cell sites with delay-free traffic aggregation functionality. Without the switching overhead, these units can more efficiently aggregate wire-speed traffic, while providing granular de-aggregation using sophisticated layer 2-4 filters. Helping to both assure and maintain a low-latency budget, switch-free aggregation can be combined with continuous QoS monitoring, Ethernet OAM and zero-latency H-QoS traffic grooming. Join us in our lab for a hands-on demo of this technology used in a 4:1 aggregation application.
Accedian Networks’ MetroNID ™ units offer true wire-speed, multi-port aggregation that combines up to four clients’ traffic into a GbE uplink. Performed by the unit’s hardware-based Fast-Thru™ engine, aggregation performance challenges the capabilities of high-end routers and switches.
With packet-processing this advanced, aggregated traffic can be service-mapped, filtered, rate limited and shaped without adding delay or jitter to real-time applications. More than just VLAN aggregation, traffic can be separated by C/S VLAN, MAC / IP addresses, or sophisticated layer 2-4 packet selection criteria.
When combined with the advanced Ethernet OAM and service assurance capabilities available in the ESAP ™ Ethernet Service Assurance Platform, MetroNID units become micro-network elements that enable ultra-low latency Carrier Ethernet services over any network, without upgrading or replacing existing access platforms.
Accedian Networks™ is a leading provider of Packet Performance Assurance solutions that enable service providers to deliver carrier-grade, packet-based applications and LAN services over wireless and wireline networks.
The Ethernet Service Assurance Platform (ESAP™) and EtherNID demarcation units provide in-service monitoring, loopback testing and service management for wireless backhaul, business services and hand-off applications, and establish standards-based, end-to-end operations, administration & maintenance (OAM) and assured Service Level Agreements (SLAs) over converged, multi-provider networks.
For additional information, visit: http://www.accedian.com/ or call 1-866-685-8181.
Managing Carrier Ethernet services enabled and assured by the company’s EtherNID ™ & MetroNID ™ units, the Vision EMS reduces operational effort to the absolute minimum, enabling efficient deployment of demanding, large-scale Ethernet wireless backhaul and business access offerings. Powerful workflow-automation and element management significantly reduces the cost, time and effort to deploy, manage and maintain Ethernet services.
Imagine install so fast, so simple, that even your customer can do it. With Plug & Go ™, your EtherNID ™ & MetroNID ™ units take care of it. They also configure their own management settings and let you know they’re online – so you can take control and finish the job from your desk.
No more staging. No more trained technicians on-site. Delivering the absolute minimum OpEx, Plug & Go makes installing our units as simple as a cable modem. Learn More.