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Network Convergence

Book Description

Network Convergence: Ethernet Applications and Next Generation Packet Transport Architectures provides the guidance and solutions you'll need to understand Ethernet and emerging applications such as cloud computing and mobile apps, as well as large-scale retail and business deployments.

This reference starts with an overview of the Ethernet and existing broadband architectures, including XDSL, WIMAX, and VLANs. It moves on to cover next-generation networks and mobile architectures, as well as cloud computing. The book also addresses the convergence of optical, Ethernet and IP/MPLS layers, considered to be the backbone of next-generation packet transport architecture.

If you're a network designer or architect, a technical sales professional, or if you're pursuing technical certifications, you will benefit from Network Convergence's fundamental information on this rapidly evolving technology.



  • Discusses architectural nuances and includes practical case studies for deploying the next-generation framework for each service type
  • Explains data center and cloud computing interconnect schemes for building next-generation cloud infrastructures that support a new array of requirements
  • Provides configuration schemes from leading vendors, including Cisco, Juniper and Alcatel

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Introduction
  6. 1. Deploying Ethernet Multi-Point Services Using VPLS
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)
    4. Inter-Provider VPLS
    5. Conclusion
  7. 2. Understanding Advanced MPLS Layer 3 VPN Services
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
    4. MPLS Layer 3 Inter-AS VPNs
    5. Advanced Next Generation Multicast over Layer 3 VPNs
    6. Migration from Draft-Rosen to NG-MVPNs
    7. Summary
  8. 3. Provider Backbone Bridging with VPLS
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Operational Examples
    4. Conclusion
  9. 4. Scaling Packet Ethernet Services Using Seamless MPLS
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. State of the Mobile Transport Industry
    4. Next Generation Mobile Transport Characteristics
    5. System Concept
    6. Transport Models
    7. Service Models
    8. Large Network, Inter-AS Design with IP/MPLS Access
    9. Large Network Inter-AS Design with Non-IP/MPLS Access
    10. Small Network, Integrated Core and Aggregation with IP/MPLS Access
    11. Small Network, Integrated Core, and Aggregation with Non-IP/MPLS Access
    12. Service Architecture
    13. Inter-Domain Hierarchical LSPs
    14. Inter-Domain LSPs for Multi-Area IGP Design
    15. Inter-Domain LSPs for Inter-AS Design
    16. Inter-Domain LSPs for Integrated Core and Aggregation Design
    17. Transport and Service Control Plane
    18. BGP Control Plane for Multi-Area IGP Design
    19. BGP Control Plane for Inter-AS Design
    20. BGP Control Plane for Integrated Core and Aggregation Design
    21. Quality of Service
    22. Synchronization Distribution
    23. Conclusion
  10. 5. QoS in Mobile IP Networks
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. The First Generation Mobile Network
    4. The Second Generation Mobile Network
    5. The 2.5G Mobile Network
    6. The Third Generation Mobile Vision
    7. The Evolution toward 3G
    8. The Third Generation Evolution for GSM
    9. Converged NGN Infrastructure for Mobile Transport
    10. Third Generation Release 99 Overview
    11. Third Generation Release 4 Overview
    12. Third Generation Release 5/6 Overview
    13. Mobile Network RAN Access
    14. IPV6 in 3G Networks
    15. Overview of QoS and the 3GPP Standards
    16. 3G Traffic Classes
    17. Bearer Service Attributes
    18. Mobile Network Protocol Stacks
    19. The Iu Interface in the Circuit-Switched Domain
    20. Mobile Network Transport Framework
    21. Quality of Service Framework
    22. Conclusion
  11. 6. Emerging Trends in Packet Optical Convergence
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Basics about Optical Networks
    4. Optical Transmission Principles
    5. DWDM Transponders
    6. Multiplexers and De-Multiplexers
    7. Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers
    8. Overview of Fixed OADM & ROADM Technology
    9. The Optical Transport Network (OTN)
    10. Design Constraints and Initial Design Considerations for Fiber Optic Networks
    11. IPoDWDM
  12. 7. MPLS Transport Profile
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Why MPLS-TP? Why Now?
    4. IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP Inter-operability
    5. Overlay Model
    6. Peer Model
    7. Application Scenario: The Overlapping Interconnection Scenario of the L2/L3 VPN Bridging in the LTE Environment
    8. Application Scenario: The Peer-to-Peer Interconnection Scenario in the MS-PW Environment
  13. Index