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  1. 1. Carrier Ethernet Services for Enterprise Networks Ted Wagner Director, Product Management Data Services © Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level and the Level 3 Communications Log are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
  2. 2. Characteristics of Today’s Business Applications More business processes are automated 1980‟s Applications Require increasing amounts of capacity run on computers 2010‟s Applications Chattier – latency is an issue run on networks Accessed by multiple constituents, via multiple device types, from multiple geographies Multiple delivery models – packaged software, SaaS, cloud Complex data types comprised of voice, data and video IT Challenge: Deliver Consistent Application Performance 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 2
  3. 3. Enterprise Network Demands: The bottom line It‟s about Accessibility  Downtime is unacceptable It‟s about Your Business Applications  Performance Assurance • Business communications and operations must be treated as vital end-to-end  Application Persistence • On-the-move session persistence  Visibility and Control • Can‟t manage what cannot be seen It‟s about Expense Predictability and Simplicity  If not straightforward, lose a portion of the purported benefits It‟s about Private Communications  All networks are shared networks, but communications must remain private 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 3
  4. 4. Data Center Evolution Cloud services are a continuation of the Enterprise trend to virtualization. Customer Data Center Customer Data Center Customer Data Center Cloud Service (Tape Backup) (Storage and offline apps) Realtime apps, Storage Software/Compute/Storage Network Centralization Virtualization Cloud Services Customer Site Customer Site Customer Site Customer Site Cloud Business Drivers: Cost savings, especially capex, and faster time to value Cloud Business Concerns: Data security and privacy, responsiveness of the network 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 4
  5. 5. The Global Ethernet Access Services Market Ethernet is becoming the preferred way for businesses to connect to the network Ethernet Delivers  Almost every application an end user needs can be delivered over Ethernet  Web, E-mail, Storage, VoIP, Video Conferencing, Streaming …. Ethernet Access represents the largest market opportunity Ethernet is truly “Plug and Play” 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 5
  6. 6. Carrier Ethernet Carrier Ethernet is a ubiquitous, standardized, carrier-class Service and Network defined by five attributes that distinguish Carrier Ethernet from familiar LAN-based Ethernet  Standardized Services  Scalability  Reliability  Quality of Service  Service Management It provides native Ethernet packet access which presents a direct challenge to the traditional SONET telephony infrastructure It provides Wide Area networking scalable beyond 10Gbps using ubiquitous Ethernet technology Carrier Ethernet services include all layer 2 services sold under various names –  E-Line/E-LAN  Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL)  Transparent or native LAN  Layer 2 virtual private network (VPN)  Metro Ethernet  Ethernet access  Ethernet private line (EPL)  Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS). 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 6
  7. 7. Developing Standards-Based Wholesale Ethernet Access Services The standards for deploying Carrier Ethernet End User Services are well defined Metro Ethernet Forum UNI  MEF 9 - UNI  MEF 14 - EVC EVC Carrier  MEF 26 - E-NNI Standards compliant equipment is widely available and support multiple types of technologies NNI  As simple as LAN extension  As sophisticated as VPLS 3rd Party Carrier 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 7
  8. 8. E-LINE or E-LAN E-Line Service type E-Line Service Offerings  Ethernet Private Line  Ethernet Virtual Private Line  Ethernet Wave Point-to-Point E-LAN Service type E-LAN Service Offerings  Virtual Private LAN Service Full Mesh 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 8
  9. 9. Typical Ethernet Services Comparison Available Service Route Typical Application Bandwidth Topology Technology Speeds Options Protection Cost/bit Waves Creating your DWDM (Wavelengths) own network EPL Mission Critical (Ethernet Private SONET Applications Line) EVPL Single Data (Ethernet Virtual Center Homed MPLS Private Line) Services Multiprotocol VPLS applications (Virtual Private LAN MPLS across 50-100 Service) locations IP-based IP VPN applications (IP Virtual Private IP over MPLS across hundreds Network) of locations 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 9
  10. 10. Carrier Ethernet Nation-wide and International Reach International Landing Level 3 Gateway International Network Domestic can provide national transport Creates Layer 2 Services, EVPL, VPLS Supports Layer 3 Services, IPVPNs Option to resell higher layer services  VoIP On-net  Internet Access Locations Level 3 Leverages E-NNI Model Gateway 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 10
  11. 11. Carrier Class Ethernet Access Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) MPLS-based multipoint data service Customers can define WAN routing protocol Typical speeds from 1 Mbps to 1Gbps MPLS Virtual Circuits (EVCs) Static or Dynamic CoS Mapping Flat rate or Usage-Based Billing 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 11
  12. 12. Current Carrier Ethernet Services Improved geographic availability More service offerings from more service providers  Carriers  LECs  Cable  Other MSOs Service offerings are becoming more sophisticated and feature complete  Improved performance guarantees  Greater transparency options  MAC scaling More users are switching from older packet-based technologies like Frame Relay and ATM to MPLS and Ethernet  Large Enterprise, Wireless, Retail, Financials, Health Care, Energy, Manufacturing, and more 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 12
  13. 13. Enhancing the User Experience Ethernet has evolved from a „local‟ private network protocol to become part of the WAN network Carriers and equipment vendors need to adopt and implement standards to provide the same level of OAM&P support that users have come to expect with any other public telecom service  IEEE 802.1ag - Connectivity Fault Management for VLANs • Continuity check • Link trace • Loopback  RFC 2544 - Network Interconnecting Devices • Frame Loss • Latency • Packet Jitter  ITU - Y.1731 - ITUs version of IEEE 802.ag 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 13
  14. 14. One Connection Any Application Businesses build networks to support their business applications Ethernet supports connections to a wide range of services Across our footprint Level 3 provides the same uniform service levels for any of our services, switched or dedicated Users can select the type of service they need based on the Service Levels their applications require Application performance is the key 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 14
  15. 15. Ethernet and Cloud Computing Ethernet best meets the requirements for building Private or Public clouds A common cloud infrastructure opens the door for third party innovation  Software as a Service  Platform as a Service Carrier Ethernet  Infrastructure as a Service SONET/SDH Private MPLS Clouds DWDM IP-sec Public Internet Clouds Cloud Service Business Users Cloud Network Providers 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 15
  16. 16. Video Processing in the Cloud Cloud Infrastructure  Public Cloud – Direct Internet Access – Video Delivery  Public Cloud – High Speed IP – Video Processing  Private Cloud – Dedicated wavelengths – Video Uplinks  Private Cloud – MPLS IPVPN – Video Production 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 16
  17. 17. Summary Ethernet delivers almost any type of service There are three types of services – E-Line, E-LAN and E-Tree Ethernet services can be created with multiple types of technologies – MPLS, SONET, DWDM Services should be selected based on the requirements of your applications 2010 Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. 17

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