Learn how to gain the edge of providing the most reliableservice-level guarantees to customers
Network and service provider engineers are often faced with thedifficult challenge of meeting a less-than-logical service need ofa customer-- and at the most reasonable price. In this book, HowardBerkowitz shows network and service providers how to customizetheir services to meet the specific requirements of the customer,whether for data, voice, or video. This detailed guide focuses onperceived customer requirements and then takes you through thenecessary steps of deploying services accordingly by addressing thearchitecture, limitations, and capabilities of the existingtelecommunications infrastructure.
Once the customer's requests have been translated into technicalrequirements, Berkowitz introduces you to policy specificationlanguage and offers an extensive discussion of obtaining andmanaging address space. With case studies scattered throughout thebook illustrating the increasing amount of detail that each stepbrings to the technical specification, you will gain a betterunderstanding of the transition from the world of conceptualrequirements to the real facilities of telecommunications carriers.From there, you will learn:
The physical and data link facilities at the increasingly complexprovider edge
Core transmission technologies
Functionality of the Border Gateway Protocol, Version 4 (BGP-4),and its applicability to specific customer requirements
The design of the carrier Point of Presence (POP)
Revolutionary changes in scalability to the intraprovidercore
Interprovider connectivity and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)and extending the network beyond a single provider
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