Spring 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Connection Oriented Ethernet Technologies for Education and Research Applications

Time 04/28/10 03:00PM-04:00PM

Session Abstract

The Education sector of today is experiencing a tremendous proliferation of bandwidth-thirsty multimedia applications, ranging from online learning, virtual collaboration, social networking, and campus mobility, to universities pioneering research on femtotechnology, space science, cloud computing, climate change, and molecular medicine, to name a few. Institutions must, more than ever, use technology as a key enabler for fostering how students learn, communicate, produce, collaborate, and study on- and off-campus. These challenges and opportunities can be met with Connection-Oriented Ethernet (COE), a highly reliable method of forwarding native Ethernet frames based on VLAN tag switching over any Layer 1 transport media, such as copper T1/T3 or E1/E3, dark fiber, SONET/SDH, or dense-wave division multiplexing (DWDM). Built upon Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet standards, COE combines the best attributes of native Ethernet such as statistical multiplexing and aggregation capabilities, with the best characteristics of TDM and SONET such as explicit definition of path, resource reservation, deterministic QoS, and carrier-grade 50 ms protection to provide a valuable implementation option for delivering private-line quality packet aggregation and connectivity services that are shaping the future of education.

Speakers

Speaker Victor Ly Fujitsu Network Communications

Moderator Chris Robb Internet2

Speaker John Lankford Ciena

Secondary tracks The Future: What's Next for the Net?

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