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  1. 1. March 2008 Booth 717 Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance: Test. Measure. Guarantee.
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is Carrier Ethernet? </li></ul><ul><li>Typical deployments and the importance of SLAs </li></ul><ul><li>SLA measurement methodologies and standards </li></ul><ul><li>Things to look for as you choose a Carrier Ethernet service assurance solution </li></ul>
  3. 3. Carrier Ethernet Overview <ul><li>What is Carrier Ethernet? 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carrier Ethernet is a ubiquitous, standardized, carrier-class service defined by five attributes that distinguish Carrier Ethernet from familiar LAN-based Ethernet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service providers worldwide are migrating their existing networks to deliver Carrier Ethernet services to Enterprises, businesses, & residential end-users </li></ul></ul>1 Source: Metro Ethernet Forum: http://metroethernetforum.org/page_loader.php?p_id=140
  4. 4. Carrier Ethernet Overview <ul><li>Chief attractions of using Ethernet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linear bandwidth scaling (10 Mbps to 10 Gbps) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QoS and configurable traffic policers provide fine-grained control of rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liquid bandwidth: ability to upgrade user access speed on the fly (no truck roll) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less expensive than legacy Layer-2 technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarity with Ethernet (ease of deployment) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Agenda <ul><li>What is Carrier Ethernet? </li></ul><ul><li>Typical deployments and the importance of SLAs </li></ul><ul><li>SLA measurement methodologies and standards </li></ul><ul><li>Things to look for as you choose a Carrier Ethernet service assurance solution </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ethernet Backhaul IP DSLAM and 3G/4G Base-stations Backhaul <ul><li>Business Need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operator needs to support higher bandwidth applications (3G/4G) from their towers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operator is looking to reduce OpEx of current backhaul infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethernet backhaul </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customer Benefit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower OpEx than TDM infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liquid bandwidth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expandability to Layer 3 and above </li></ul></ul>Central Office Ethernet Switch Mobile Switching Center Ethernet Switch Remote Office / Outdoor Cabinet Residential Customer Remote IP DSLAM Ethernet Ethernet Backhaul Ethernet Backhaul Cellular Base Station
  7. 7. Business Ethernet Access Project <ul><li>Business Need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-site bank needs to connect branch office locations and disparate networks; recent bank merger created disparate networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needed to allow inter-network connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needed to implement and support a new e-banking application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Access to VPN, EVPL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VLANs allowed separation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customer Benefit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Migrate to single network without major disruption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported E-Banking to improve core business </li></ul></ul>10M 100M 100M Branch A Branch B Branch C Branch D Branch E Branch F Bank Headquarters and Data Center E Banking Metro Ethernet Network Metro Ethernet Network IP-VPN
  8. 8. Market Opportunity Size <ul><li>Mobile Backhaul Market Opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There will be 2.2M cell sites worldwide by the end of 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>30,000 to 50,000 towers worldwide will be transitioned to Ethernet in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>20% of all towers by 2010 </li></ul>Source: Light Reading
  9. 9. Industry Research
  10. 10. SLA Relevance <ul><li>QoS & SLA requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide choice and granularity of bandwidth and quality of service options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SLAs that deliver end-to-end performance matching the requirements for voice, video, and data over converged business and residential networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provisioning via SLAs that provide end-to-end performance based on CIR, frame loss, delay, and delay variation characteristics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service management requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to monitor, diagnose, and centrally manage the network, using standards-based vendor independent implementations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid service provisioning </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Agenda <ul><li>What is Carrier Ethernet? </li></ul><ul><li>Typical deployments and the importance of SLAs </li></ul><ul><li>SLA measurement methodologies and standards </li></ul><ul><li>Things to look for as you choose a Carrier Ethernet service assurance solution </li></ul>
  12. 12. High-Quality Carrier Ethernet Solutions <ul><li>Turnkey Carrier Ethernet service assurance solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Validate Ethernet install meets contract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor the service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Troubleshoot when a problem is identified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing QoS, SLAs, and service management requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Turn-up & 24x7 service monitoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-demand and ongoing tests for validation and troubleshooting of new services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proactive monitoring through ongoing, periodic, and randomly scheduled tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time reports for turn-up, diagnostics, and performance baselines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical reports for operational monitoring, SLAs, marketing, and executives </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Ethernet OAM Standards <ul><li>From MEF @ Globalcomm </li></ul>Status monitoring Performance management Performance monitoring with threshold alarms Link Trace Link Trace Fault isolation AIS AIS/RDI/Test Remote, local loopback Loopback Loopback (non-intrusive and intrusive) Remote failure indication: Dying gasp, link fault & critical event Continuity check Continuity check (keep alive) Discovery Discovery Discovery Transport/Link (802.3ah EFM) Basic Connectivity (IEEE 802.1ag,ITU) Services and Performance (ITU Y.1731/MEF)
  14. 14. Standards & Technology <ul><li>802.1ag and Y.1731 Compliant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visibility to customer premise, segmentation for troubleshooting, actionable testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vendor neutral, deployment flexible </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Turn-up Birth Certificate <ul><li>Purpose – validate the circuit installation is performing as required by the customer’s SLA </li></ul><ul><li>When – immediately upon circuit turn-up for a period of 24 hours </li></ul><ul><li>What to measure? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Throughput (RFC 2544) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frame Loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frame Delay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frame Delay Variation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link Trace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use as circuit sign-off and baseline for future performance validation </li></ul>
  16. 16. 24x7 Operational Monitoring <ul><li>Operational monitoring solution with real-time reports/alarms and historical analysis/reports </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial composition & temporal aggregation for scalable, end-to-end assurance while segmenting the network for troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><li>Problem isolation, SLAs, trending, and troubleshooting </li></ul>
  17. 17. Customer Viewable Data <ul><li>Portals and reports available for direct customer consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Custom views of only allowed information, branded, and focused at answering a specific question </li></ul><ul><li>Value for customer retention, marketing, and sales </li></ul>
  18. 18. Agenda <ul><li>What is Carrier Ethernet? </li></ul><ul><li>Typical deployments and the importance of SLAs </li></ul><ul><li>SLA measurement methodologies and standards </li></ul><ul><li>Things to look for as you choose a Carrier Ethernet service assurance solution </li></ul>
  19. 19. Things to Look For <ul><li>Multi-vendor Flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to test to any NID in the network with the same ease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements for homogeneous solutions or proprietary protocols for results reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember your own “worst case scenario” in deployments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An Operational Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lights-out management, large scale deployments, solid references </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extensibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to leverage the system in other parts of the network for consistent performance results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Configuration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease-of-setup and modification of test parameters, thresholds, configurations, and devices </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Things to Look For #2 <ul><li>Analysis, Visualization, OSS Integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seamless integration into business processes – security, flow-through provisioning, fault management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tailored analysis and aggregation - for different audiences and applications through integration with existing OSS/BSS/MoM systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom presentation of data - adaptable to different services based on providers’ business needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to handle requirements to test to tens of thousands of network elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickly add new sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate on-demand tests to each customer on any VLAN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Precision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Validate network elements with a neutral third party </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Conclusion <ul><li>Layer 2 deployments are picking up steam </li></ul><ul><li>SLAs are critical to meeting your customer’s QoE expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Network elements are incorporating the standards necessary to support mission-critical SLAs </li></ul><ul><li>Systems are ready to manage those SLAs from a turn-up/validation, 24x7 monitoring, and troubleshooting perspective </li></ul>
  22. 22. Brix Networks 285 Mill Road Chelmsford, MA 01824 www.brixnet.com www.TestYourVoIP.com www.TestYourIPVideo.com www.ServiceAssuranceBlog.com

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