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.
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).