An expert guide to the high-speed switching and routing options of today and tomorrow.
Network Layer Switched Services provides advanced network planners with vital information on switched data services for all of the turn-of-the-century networks. This comprehensive, practical guide reveals what network planners should know about all of the current switching services in order to plan and implement successful transitions of enterprise, intranets, and inter-enterprise networks. It also presents a complete insider's overview of the advantages and costs of IP switching, as well as its impact on existing networks.
Network Layer Switched Services covers the basic architectures and operations for six major emerging technologies:
• LAN/Ethernet Switching (LANE) (at 100 Mbps or higher)
• ATM and ATM Switching
• LAN Emulation and Classical IP over ATM
• Multiprotocol over ATM (MPOA)
• Network Layer Switching (including IP and Tag Switching)
• Fibre Channel.
Network Layer Switched Services helps communications planners give their organizations' ever-increasing connectivity options, productivity gains, and support for a total transition to information-based economies and electronic commerce.
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About the Author
DANIEL MINOLI is Director of Engineering and Development for a leading competitive local access provider, Teleport Communications Group (TCG). At TCG he designs, engineers, and deploys ATM, frame relay, and Internet VPNs.
ANDREW SCHMIDT is Chief Architect of Internet2 Services for Ameritech, and is active in the IETF's Frame Relay and the ATM Forums.
Table of Contents
Overview of Evolving Switching Technologies.
LAN and Ethernet Switching.
ATM and ATM Switching.
LAN Emulation and Classical IP over ATM.
Multiprotocol over ATM.
Network Layer Switching Technologies.
Physical Layer Switching.
Fibre Channel Standard and Technology.