Monday, October 20, 2008

Isocore Integrates MPLS and Carrier Ethernet Services across Domain Boundaries

Isocore will host a public demonstration this week of the first ever interoperability of GMPLS controlled Ethernet label switching (GELS) enabling Ethernet transport of time-sensitive real-time services. The MPLS2008 public interoperability demonstration, taking place on October 23, at Isocore Interworking Lab in Reston, will also present the first ever demonstration of path computation across Autonomous Systems (Inter-AS) boundaries using the IETF PCE-based model for establishing traffic engineered MPLS Label Switched Paths (LSP). The co-existence of the GELS and PCE-PCC in one network offers providers the flexibility to dynamically control their Carrier Ethernet, and Large IP/MPLS networks that cross the administrative boundaries.

In addition, Isocore said its test event focuses on verifying the interworking of Provider Bridge (PB) and Provider Backbone Bridge (PBB) with MPLS Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS).

Vendors participating in the Isocore testing include Agilent, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Foundry Networks, IXIA, IP Infusion, Marben Products, NEC, Mu Dynamics, Juniper Networks, Redback Networks, and NTT-AT with on-site participation and support by NTT and KDDI R&D Labs.