Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Hammerhead Announces "Multiclass" VPLS Support

Hammerhead Systems has enhanced its HSX 6000 platform with "Multi-Class" capabilities, enabling up to 6 different classes of service from a single customer VLAN attachment. Hammerhead's VPLS with Multi-Class is able to provide hierarchical QoS enforcement for segregating services. This enables service providers to more optimally match application requirements to pricing options at a fine-grained level.

Service Providers can roll-out VPLS with Multi-Class on the HSX 6000 to offer a multi-point to multi-point Business Ethernet service on a regional, nationwide, or global basis.

The HSX 6000 offers dense Ethernet aggregation for both E-Line and E-LAN Services, MPLS Pseudowire termination, VPLS, Leased Line IP Aggregation, Frame Relay and ATM/IMA support, and Any-to-Any Service Interworking.

The HSX features a Bandwidth Pooling architecture to enable edge aggregation and a hierarchical QoS implementation that enables segregation and SLA assurance of diverse data, video, and packet voice services feeding a common IP/MPLS core.

Hammerhead said a Tier 1 customer is using the capabilities to roll out nationwide Virtual Private LAN Service with multi-point to multi-point Ethernet connectivity.

EVPL is available now and VPLS is available this month.


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