The transition to 100 Gbps presents an opportunity to rethink network design. Judging from the projected network growth by service type, the convergence of IP and fiber optic networks is still a hot topic.
Migration from current 10-Gbps optimized network deployments to evolved programmable networks (EPNs) that support IP and optical convergence is not a proposal for yet another overlay network.
- Steps through the major technology considerations and their effects on network efficiency
- Provides background information to help identify business tradeoffs
- Guides the technology decision-making process in EPN migrations