Welcome to the January 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 we turn our focus to the enterprise, and the advanced traffic conditioning and monitoring tools that accelerate critical, real time applications and maintain best-in-class quality of service (QoS) over WANs. Going beyond simple byte caching and software-based applications, this month’s video tutorial explores hardware-based traffic shaping and per-application performance assurance that makes the most of limited access bandwidth while ensuring providers live up to their commitments end-to-end.
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.
With transparent fail-over, NEBS Level 3 certification, no fans or moving parts, and 3-way redundant power, MetroNID demarcation units are truly carrier-grade. A variety of mounting options, including the rack-mount EtherSHELF ™ enable easy installation at the customer premise, cell site or CO.
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.
Awarded Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in the North American Carrier Ethernet Switch & Router Market: "Accedian Networks’ solutions constitute a disruptive, highly efficient, performance-oriented approach to establishing carrier grade Ethernet & IP services over existing telecom, cable and mobile networks".
Accedian Networks’ MetroNID ™ units offer true wire-speed, ultra-low latency multi-port aggregation that challenges the capabilities of high-end routers and switches. Learn More
Accedian Networks’ zero-latency traffic shaping uses a unique hardware-based packet processor to transmit high-priority, real-time traffic at wire-speed without adding delay or jitter. Lower priority traffic is buffered in ultra-fast queues, then forwarded in priority sequence when bandwidth becomes available.
Embedded into MetroNID ™ packet assurance demarcation devices, traffic shaping at the customer or cell site lets you to accelerate services and economize bandwidth in high-performance business access and wireless backhaul applications – independent of access platforms and customer switches, and for a fraction of the cost. Learn More