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Wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) is the practice of multiplying the available capacity of optical fibers through use of parallel channels, each channel on a dedicated wavelength of light. This requires a wavelength division multiplexer in the transmitting equipment and a demultiplexer (essentially a spectrometer) in the receiving equipment. Using WDM technology now commercially available, the bandwidth of a fiber can be divided into as many as 160 channels to support a combined bit rate in the range of 1.6 Tbit/s.
Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) enables carriers to deliver more services over their existing optical fiber infrastructure by combining multiple wavelengths on a single fiber. Each service is carried over a separate wavelength, thus increasing the capacity of the fiber by the number of wavelengths transmitted. Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) are both mature WDM technologies, using standardized ITU-T wavelengths. CWDM and DWDM differ in complexity, offered capacity, cost and the markets they address. Due to its low cost and simple deployment, CWDM is a good fit for access networks and many metro/regional networks.
Every data center begins with fiber optic connections to the Internet, usually to several providers for redundancy. Entrance facilities must be provided for multiple cables connecting to the outside communications networks. Incoming cables will terminate in racks with connections to routers that in turn connect to the servers hosted in the data center. These connections will carry vast quantities of data over singlemode optical fibers at 10-100Gb/s. Within the data center, the goal is to move data as fast as possible with the lowest latency and that means using the fastest possible data communications links. Gigabit Ethernet is too slow. 10 gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel are commonly used today. Fibre Channel is moving to 16 Gb/s and Ethernet is headed for 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s. The big data center users want 40/100 Gb/s as fast as possible and are pushing network standards committees and manufacturers to produce useable products as soon as possible.
The next step is to 40G or 100G. Some users are thinking about using the UTP Cat 8 cable in development as part of a 40G upgrade. Some big users are skipping 40G and going right to 100G, generally on SM fiber.
Access & Metro
Many metropolitan networks have not been upgraded for years. Continuous increase in traffic has left some areas with little or no room for growth. The lack of network capacity, also known as fiber exhaust, is a problem carriers are looking to solve immediately. Adding C/DWDM in the optical transport is a simple and cost-effective solution for fiber exhaust relief. New services can be added over a single existing optical fiber, without interrupting service to existing customers.
C/DWDM solutions provide multiplexing solutions for single fiber or dual fiber systems. They support multiple applications including: Fiber Exhaust Relief, Ethernet over WDM applications, WDM wireless backhaul, IP DSLAM backhaul, WDM signal regeneration, Datacenter interconnects, LAN/WAN extension
From the PoP to the customer: layer 3, layer 2 and layer 1 equipment
Passive WDM is an implementation of C/DWDM that uses no electrical power. It separates the wavelengths using passive optical components such as bandpass filters and prisms. Passive WDM is widely used to design and deploy low cost access networks over leased fiber. Using one fiberpair, it is possible to backhaul 3/4G towers and provide gigabit eth or SDH services to corporate customers.
WDM solutions provide multiplexing solutions for single fiber or dual fiber systems. They support multiple applications including:
It is time to look at your organization holistically, and create a game plan for using cloud computing to your advantage. Why? Cloud underpins mobility, analytics and social media, for starters. We can help your organization in a number of cloud technologies.
"Cloud computing is using the Internet to deliver hardware and software services instead of keeping physical hardware and software at your office. Cloud computing providers deliver hardware and software over the Internet. Cloud computing users access hardware and software over the Internet"
Web Application Acceleration & Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
Enterprises invest heavily in developing web-based applications that move processes like e-shops, supply chain management, customer support, sales orders, extranets ... And everyone connected to the web-enabled enterprise expects instant, secure, reliable access to those web applications, increasingly through mobile devices.
But centrally located applications don't always perform consistently, and when they're slow or unreliable users become frustrated or avoid using them altogether. Infrastructure build-outs require additional capital expenditure and rarely solve the problem, pushing ROI even further out of reach.
Web Application Delivery & Acceleration cloud-based services enable enterprises to deliver any-time, any-where, web-based applications that are fast, reliable, and secure, in a cost-effective manner.
Cloud Security: DNS + Web Application Firewall (WAF) and DDoS Protection
As security threats become more sophisticated and digital opportunities multiply, businesses need to be proactive in their security efforts.
Gartner is predicting the cloud-based security services market, which includes secure email or web gateways, identity and access management (IAM), remote vulnerability assessment, security information and event management to hit $4.13 billion by 2017.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
The cloud provides start-ups with the same hardware and software technologies that are enjoyed by enterprises, without the upfront capital expenses that virtually all new start-ups are unable to shoulder. The cloud's metered-service pricing model enables start-ups to open shop and enter markets that would have otherwise been off limits. Here are a few benefits that are especially relevant to start-ups: Reduced Upfront IT Expenditures, Acquisition of Enterprise-Level Software, Anywhere Access.
Platform as a service (PaaS)
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services that provides a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage web applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app.
PaaS can be delivered in two ways: as a public cloud service from a provider, where the consumer controls software deployment and configuration settings, and the provider provides the networks, servers, storage and other services to host the consumer's application; or as software installed in private data centers or public infrastructure as a service and managed by internal IT departments.
RT Systems which monitor and control their environment are inevitably associated with hardware devices. Sensors to Collect data from the system environment and Actuators to Change (in some way) the system's environment. Time is critical: Real-time systems MUST respond within specified times.
A real-time operating system (RTOS) is an operating system (OS) intended to serve real-time application process data as it comes in, typically without buffering delays. Processing time requirements (including any OS delay) are measured in tenths of seconds or shorter.
The Open Group Real-time & Embedded Systems Forum brings together core technology suppliers, integrators, and customers to lead the development of architecture methods and models for multiple levels of assurance with sufficient evidence, connecting architecture to engineering to mitigate risk and ensure dependability, secure reliable standards (based on MILS™) that build-in core dependability at the operating system level, and standard APIs that enable middleware and applications to interface with those core components in a way that maintains that same level of dependability and security.
In computing, an open platform describes a software system which is based on open standards, such as published and fully documented external application programming interfaces (API) that allow using the software to function in other ways than the original programmer intended, without requiring modification of the source code. Using these interfaces, a third party could integrate with the platform to add functionality. The opposite is a closed platform.
An open platform implies that the vendor allows, and perhaps supports, the ability to do this. Using an open platform a developer could add features or functionality that the platform vendor had not completed or had not conceived of. An open platform allows the developer to change existing functionality, as the specifications are publicly available open standards.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a design pattern based on distinct pieces of software providing application functionality as services to other applications via a protocol. This is known as service-orientation. It is independent of any vendor, product or technology.
Architectures can operate independently of specific technologies and can therefore be implemented using a wide range of technologies, including: SOAP, RPC, REST, DCOM, CORBA, Web services, DDS, Java RMI, WCF (Microsoft's implementation of web services now forms a part of WCF), Apache Thrift, SORCER
PSIM - Physical Security Information Management
Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) is a category of software that provides a platform and applications created by middleware developers, designed to integrate multiple unconnected security applications and devices and control them through one comprehensive user interface. It collects and correlates events from existing disparate security devices and information systems (video, access control, sensors, analytics, networks, building systems, etc.) to empower personnel to identify and proactively resolve situations. PSIM integration enables numerous organizational benefits, including increased control, improved situation awareness and management reporting. Ultimately, these solutions allow organizations to reduce costs through improved efficiency and to improve security through increased intelligence.
When everything is IP, the telecom industries and IT industries will basically become one and the same; It'll be important to make the transition while preserving what's good about traditional phone networks, such as reliability and emergency services. Telcos will shed lots of complexity and potentially save a ton of money, because network services and content delivery would all be delivered using the same technology.
The transition to an all-IP network will provide higher call quality, will also integrate voice throughout the Web, adding to the already popular services like Skype, Facebook, and Google Hangouts.
Software defined networks (SDN)
Software-defined networking (SDN) is an architecture purporting to be dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, seeking to be suitable for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today's applications. SDN architectures decouple network control and forwarding functions, enabling network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted from applications and network services.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a new approach to designing, building, and managing networks that separates the network's control (brains) and forwarding (muscle) planes to better optimize each.
Offering a centralized, programmable network that can dynamically provision so as to address the changing needs of businesses, SDN also provides the following benefits: reduce CapEx, reduce OpEx, deliver agility & flexibility, enable innovation (new breed of services).
The IP Multimedia Subsystem or IP Multimedia Core Network Subsystem (IMS) is an architectural framework for delivering IP multimedia services.
The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is a concept for an integrated network of telecommunications carriers that would facilitate the use of IP (Internet Protocol) for packet communications in all known forms over wireless or landline. Examples of such communications include traditional telephony, fax, e-mail, Internet access, Web services, Voice over IP (VoIP), instant messaging (IM), videoconference sessions and video on demand (VoD).
Operational Support Systems
An operational support system (OSS) is a set of programs that help a communications service provider monitor, control, analyze and manage a telephone or computer network. As the traditional voice telephone systems converges with packet-oriented Internet traffic (including VoIP), broadband applications such as teleconferencing and DSL, more sophisticated systems like OSS are needed activities like ordering and tracking network components (including IP addresses), usage and traffic patterns, billing and reporting.
They support management functions such as network inventory, service provisioning, network configuration and fault management.
In general, an OSS covers at least the following five functions: Network management systems, Service delivery, Service fulfillment, including the network inventory, activation and provisioning, Service assurance, Customer care.
But making a profit by delivering a product or service is at the heart of any successful business operation and without technology to support those goals, there won't be any hardware to deploy or a mission for it to support. So the bottom line is that telecom industry trends in OSS/BSS systems are just as critical as network hardware technology trends. According to network operators, the top telecom industry trends in OSS/BSS systems and architecture are being driven by service layer architecture and changing the need to manage customer experiences rather than subscription services.
Business Support Systems (BSS) are the components that a telecommunications service provider (or telco) uses to run its business operations towards customers.
BSS deals with the taking of orders, payment issues, revenues, etc. It supports four processes: product management, order management, revenue management and customer management.