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Management issues in multilayered network architectures
Author(s): Mauro Piergigli; Roberto Vercelli; A. Zucchinali
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Paper Abstract

The importance of managing networks and services is finally being accepted by both operators/service providers and HW/SW manufacturers. Standards are thus coming for managing solutions based on any new emerging technology. However standards and commercial solutions have different level of completeness and performance depending on the related managed technology. Thus, being real systems often composed of a mix of different technologies, the quality of their overall management is limited by the less mature and effective single technology management system. Today broadband networks can be seen as a layered structure including ATM, SDH and WDM optical layers. While the management of SDH is quite mature and significant results are reached for ATM management, the management of the WDM optical layer is still in its infancy. Therefore the WDM layer management is a critical factor in the development of the overall broadband network management. The paper, after few considerations on general public network management issues, presents some solutions currently under study for the WDM optical layer management. Although the improvement of the weaker single technology management system surely improves the quality of the overall layered network management, this is just one step along the path for optimizing it. The objective is in fact the integration of the single layer management systems into a global one, avoiding duplications and improving efficiency and effectiveness. The paper presents at the end some considerations about this topic that is rapidly getting hot because of the potential economical benefits such as integration can offer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2953, Broadband Strategies and Technologies for Wide Area and Local Access Networks, (13 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.261242
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Mauro Piergigli, Sirti SpA (Italy)
Roberto Vercelli, Sirti SpA (Italy)
A. Zucchinali, Sirti SpA (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2953:
Broadband Strategies and Technologies for Wide Area and Local Access Networks
Roberto Vercelli, Editor(s)

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