i1: Designing an Optical Network
Dave Beering, Principal
Infinite Global Infrastructures, LLC
Optical networks are evolving
rapidly. Faster native transports, combined with Dense Wavelength
Division Multiplexing, are making more and more bandwidth
available to network service providers and users alike. This
track will examine the current state of Optical Network evolution,
and how the optical revolution will change the way we provision
services. Specific attention will be given to the components
that comprise a state-of-the-art optical infrastructure, including
advanced fiber optic cables, optical amplifiers, and multiplexors/switches.
Special emphasis will be given to the future of optical networking,
building toward the goal of all-optical networks.
Who should attend:
Service provider network engineers and planners, large enterprise
end-users responsible for design and engineering of large
campus networks, and equipment providers interested in an
end-to-end perspective on optical networks.
June 28, 2000
– 9:15 AM
Supporting IP Part I
The literal explosion of the
Internet has provided the energy, enthusiasm, and investment
capital to fuel tremendous innovations. The need for high-speed
core networks to accommodate the aggregation of millions of
concurrent users is rapidly ratcheting up the speed of the
core network. The need for global portability and access is
causing the move of most applications to run over IP.
- What are the options for running
IP over optical networks?
- What effect will these innovations
have on the services provided to end-users and enterprises?
- How are the standards keeping
up with the rate of innovation and evolution in the IP/Optical
network -- or are they?
- How do we provide Quality
of Service (QoS) to IP-based applications running over optical
Co-founder & Vice President, Marketing
President & Co-Founder
- 10:45 AM
Supporting IP Part II
CEO & Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer
Net-HOPPER Systems, Inc.
Director of Product Management
– 3:00 PM
Optical Network Technologies
With bandwidth multiplying rapidly
at the core of the network, new mechanisms to intelligently
allocate and manage it are evolving, as well.
- What mechanisms are being
implemented to more effectively manage optical network capacity?
- Will these architectures interoperate
with the installed base of optical networking equipment?
- How fast can routers scale
to compete with optical switches?
- Will new network topologies
emerge from the bandwidth blowout?
Product Manager, Optical
Transport and Switching
Sycamore Networks, Inc.
Director of Business
Director of Marketing
Alidian Networks, Inc.
Vice President - Market Strategy
– 4:30 PM
Ahead in Optical Networking
With gigabits and terabits on
tap today, what do we have to look forward to in the near
future? How far will the optical revolution go and what will
it mean to the services and applications that use the network?
President & CEO
President & CEO
Vice President, Emerging