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Ethernet technology is making a transition from being a simple LAN protocol into the Carrier class Metro segment. The reason for this transition is simple, economics. The simplicity and low cost of Ethernet technology makes it ideal to power the next generation networks which will deliver services to increasingly bandwidth hungry end-users at much lower costs than traditional private line, Frame Relay and ATM services.
|But this transition brings along with it new challenges.
To make Ethernet Carrier class, the Metro Ethernet Forum defines five attributes
- Standardized Services
- Quality of Service
- Service Management (OAM)
According to market tracker Infonetics research, the worldwide market for Ethernet based services will go from $2.5 billion in 2004 to $22 billion in 2009. We at nGIN networks can help you to get a slice of this pie.
nGIN networks has expertise in the following Ethernet technologies
- VLAN - 802.1q
- Provider bridges - 802.1ad (Q-in-Q)
- Provider Backbone bridges - 802.1ah (MAC-in-MAC)
- Ethernet CoS - 802.1p/Mapping to IP DSCP
- Link Aggregation/LACP
- Spanning Tree Protocol
- GARP/GVRP/GMRP control protocols
- Ethernet OAM
- Ethernet LAN (E-LAN)
- Ethernet Private Virtual Line (EVPL)
- Ethernet Private Line
- MPLS/VPLS services
If you are an Equipment Vendor developing a device for the Metro Ethernet space, such as an Ethernet Demarcation device, we can help you with a whole gamut of services that cover the entire product development lifecycle.
- System Requirements
- Software Architecture and Design
- Integration and System testing
- Automated testing suites
- Maintenance of the product after deployment
If you are a Chip Vendor addressing this space, we can provide you the control plane software which you can bundle with your chipset and add value to your customers, by improving their time to market advantage
TEST EQUIPMENT/SUITE VENDORS
If you are a Testing Equipment vendor, we can provide you with software consulting services and help you develop testing suites.
We will also help you with your configuration related needs with
- Design and implementation of SNMP MIBs
- Design and implementation of CLI