Summer 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs

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Integrating Optical and L2/L3: Why IPoDWDM Makes Sense

Time 07/18/12 09:30AM-09:50AM

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Session Abstract

The concept of integrating the L2/L3 layers with the optical transport layer is not a new one. Although IPoDWDM offers some intriguing benefits, it has not been widely deployed to date. This talk briefly reviews the benefits of IPoDWDM, postulates on reasons that have limited deployment, and describes recent changes that have made deploying IPoDWDM more practical to implement. The focus is on operational benefits including improved L1/L2/L3 integration, network monitoring, and potential cost savings through space and power savings.

Speakers

Speaker Kevin McGrattan Cisco Systems

Presentation Media

Secondary tracks Multi-Domain Services

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