Delivering Carrier Ethernet: Extending Ethernet Beyond the LAN, a new book by Abdul Kasim (McGraw-Hill, 2007), offers an in-depth assessment of all aspects of Carrier Ethernet attributes and real-world service deployments. In this chapter download, Kasim looks at efforts by standards bodies, particularly the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), to make Carrier Ethernet truly carrier class.
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In this chapter, you'll find in-depth information on:
- Carrier Ethernet standardization
- Defining Carrier Ethernet
- Ethernet in the LAN vs. Ethernet in service provider networks
- Attributes of Carrier Ethernet
- Carrier Ethernet service reliability and scalability
- MEF certification program
- The Ethernet Service Model
- Performance parameters
Download Chapter 2, Carrier Ethernet.
Excerpted with permission from the McGraw-Hill Companies from Delivering Carrier Ethernet: Extending Ethernet Beyond the LAN by Abdul Kasim (McGraw-Hill; 2007).