Shortest Path Bridging networks
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise offers SPB technology to maximize ROI and automate the onboarding and management of users, devices and objects in a mission critical network. SPB provides an extremely efficient, simple and resilient network architecture. This technology offers a multi-tenant, simple, secure, scalable, robust and highly flexible architecture that is dynamic, standard based with a sub 100ms convergence.
SPB offer network segmentation on Layer 2 thus securing network and limiting security risks against human errors. SPB offers very low network convergence and QoS to meet application specific requirements. In addition, SPB offers non-blocking architecture unlike Spanning tree protocol (STP) thus high network availability. Simplified network management using Network Management using Omnivista 2500
Mission critical network using IP/MPLS
In most organizations, a sub 100ms convergence time in case of fault is acceptable, however, there are specific cases where a faster re-convergence in the core of the network is required. MPLS (multi-protocol label switching) has been designed for service providers and larger mission critical enterprises, such as rail.
MPLS provides a highly scalable, highly flexible, secure, robust multi-tenant network with a sub 50ms convergence time, and a high level of traffic engineering. It also supports legacy protocols such as SDH or analog, while providing true traffic and resource reservation across the network.
Building a mission-critical communications network
The Alcatel-Lucent mission-critical IP/MPLS and SPB based network portfolio offers a comprehensive suite of products designed to build multi-services and communication networks providing resiliency, security, traffic segregation and high quality of services. Allows smooth migration to IP without the need to remove or replace legacy applications or services and managed by a unified management platform.