Welcome to the April 2010 issue of Creanord EchoNEWS. EchoNEWS aims to keep you informed of developments at Creanord and in the fields of SLA assurance, automated Ethernet service delivery and OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance).
April issue will give you more insights for the brand new MetroNODE 10GE - providing 10 Gbps speeds for Wireless backhaul, Wholesale Ethernet and Enterprises.
Redefining 10GbE Performance
MetroNODE 10GE is based on the proven heritage of the dedicated-silicon Fast-Thru architecture of EtherNID and MetroNID units delivering the features carriers need, without compromise. The MetroNODE 10GE packet performance node brings unrivalled service creation & assurance performance to critical, high-density, 10GbE applications.
Designed for the needs of 3G & 4G wireless backhaul, business services and inter-carrier wholesale services, the MetroNODE 10GE unit offers complete Ethernet OAM and layer 2 & 3 monitoring, complemented by bandwidth policy enforcement, service mapping and filtering to deliver total visibility and control.
The all-hardware, pipelined design ensures quality of service (QoS) is fully assured, but never compromised. Without the store-and-forward processing used by switches and routers, the 10GE effortlessly handles 1,000s of flows in a full line-rate link within microseconds. True to its lineage, the 10GE is carrier-grade to the core, with redundant power supplies, protected data paths, NEBS Level 3 compliance, and Plug & Go management automation.
3G & 4G Wireless Backhaul
Support for 1,000s of concurrent, per-flow OAM sessions from the Mobile Switching Center (MSC) means standards-based visibility to every tower, for every class of service. Assuring vital SLAs, the in-service Performance Assurance Agent monitors Ethernet & IP QoS over point-to-point, spoked and full-mesh topologies to every cell site, as well as over critical transport links in the Evolved Packet Core (EPC).
Carrier Ethernet service mapping, and bi-directional hierarchical bandwidth policing allow the MetroNODE 10GE packet performance node to establish, terminate and optimize up to 100s of Ethernet circuits in near-zero latency.
Ethernet Business Services
The largest enterprises are stepping up to 10GbE to consolidate their WAN connections, now carrying business-critical financial, transactional, real-time communications and distributed computing applications. With SLAs and reportability front and center, the 10GE is the packet performance node of choice, ensuring all services are carefully monitored and maintained without impacting performance.
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Providing cost-effective, ubiquitous Ethernet services requires native Ethernet wholesale. To take advantage of this rapidly growing market, carriers need efficient 10 GbE hand-offs. Delivering the lowest possible latency while providing CoS mapping, H-QoS, multi-layer VLAN tagging, Ethernet OAM and complete SLA monitoring, the MetroNODE 10GE unit offers operators a turn-key, service assured wholesale solution that's fully compliant with the MEF UNI-Type 2 standard.
With EtherNID and MetroNID units located at remote customer sites, providers can assure QoS to off-net customers and use Ethernet wholesale to expand their service footprint. The MetroNODE 10GE is fully integrated into Creanord EchoVault platform.