Since my last post from Beijing, I have presented at the MPLS Conference in Washington D.C. this past October on so called Next Generation Interconnect.”œInterconnect”is inaccurate really; because the opportunity is to consider a model for federated service abstraction with the following attributes:
- Federated Services (network is a database) e.g., for experimentation or for network management (monitor, control)
- API, Policies
- Governance, Trust, Economics
- Interoperable naming system
- Service discovery
- Resource management in a Federated environment
- Ambient/Active Services e.g. delivery of service to device other than that requesting it
- Application of of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
- Fast growth of the Publish & Subscribe model (PubSub)
- Companies are using Enterprise Service Buses (ESBs) and Federation of ESBs
- Semantic Web Services – self-contained, self-describing, semantically marked-up software resources that can be published, discovered, composed and executed across the Web in a task driven semi-automatic way
- Emergence of Web 2.0, as an”architecture of participation”
- Emergence of Web 3.0 as an “Executable” Web Abstraction Layer; Web 3.0 has also been linked to a possible convergence of Service-oriented architecture and the Semantic web
- Where Web 1.0 was a “read-only” web, with content being produced by and large by the organizations backing any given site; and Web 2.0 was an extension into the “read-write” web that engaged users in an active role; Web 3.0 could extend this one step further by allowing people to modify the site or resource itself
XML based routers and XML appears as a reference point
Next-Next Generation? Perhaps…Finally, November 12-14, I will be in Singapore at the Carrier Ethernet World APAC Congress chairing the plenary session in the morning, and speaking about best practice guidelines in reducing Opex for Service Providers:
- Addressing the key features that influence Opex when building packet transport / CE networks for the following applications:
- converged NGN
- mobile backhaul
- business services at L3 and L2
- consumer broadband and Triple Play
- Determining the OAM and protection requirements of NG packet transport networks
- What does it mean to service providers in practical terms as they switch from TDM networks to packet transport and CE networks?
- Identifying the tools available for OAM in a CE network:
- Addressing both network and service management, provisioning, alarm management, fault isolation and diagnosis
- Will service providers manage CE in a similar way to their data networks, or does CE need to emulate TDM management features?
- Considering the different approaches to survivability L1, L2 and L3 -does restoration at L3 make L2 protection less significant?
- Summing up best practice Opex rules to guide service provider investments in packet transport / CE networks – overall.
For more information:http://www.iir-events.com/IIR-conf/Telecoms/EventPages.aspx?EventID=1617&SerialNo=4