Integrating Optical and L2/L3: Why IPoDWDM Makes Sense
Time 07/18/12 09:30AM-09:50AM
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.
Speaker Kevin McGrattan Cisco Systems
Secondary tracks Multi-Domain Services