Bridging the Interoperability Gap Between the Internet and Optical Network Management Systems

Despite the efforts made towards the convergence of packet and circuit switched technologies, the isolation between the Internet and the optical Network Management Systems (NMSs) remains unsolved. Today, carriers have nothing but manual means to coordinate the provisioning between the routers and L1 switches, and much less to communicate and coordinate policy rules, or failures between the IP networks and Ethernet/optical networks. In this paper, the authors outline the strengths of an easy-to-deploy solution, which can overcome the current separation between the IP and the optical NMSs.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Topic: Networking Date Added: Aug 2011 Format: PDF

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