This is the first book to focus on IP over WDM optical networks. Itnot only summarizes the fundamental mechanisms and the recentdevelopment and deployment of WDM optical networks but it alsodetails both the network and the software architectures needed toimplement WDM enabled optical networks designed to transport IPtraffic.
The next generation network employing IP over optical networks isquickly emerging not only in the backbone but also in metro andaccess networks. Fiber optics revolutionizes the telecom andnetworking industry by offering enormous network capacity tosustain the next generation Internet growth. IP provides the onlyconvergence layer in a global and ubiquitous Internet. Sointegrating IP and WDM to transport IP traffic over WDM enabledoptical networks efficiently and effectively is an urgent yetimportant task.
* Covers hot areas like traffic engineering, MPLS, peer-to-peercomputing, IPv6.
* Comprehensive overview of history, background and research.
* Presents all requirements for a WDM optical network (enablingtechnologies, optical components, software architecture,management, etc.).
* Performance studies and descriptions of experimental WDM opticalnetworks guarantee the practical approach of the book.
Technical engineers and network practitioners, designers andanalysts, network managers and technical management personnel aswell as first year graduate students or senior undergraduatestudents majoring in networking and/or network control andmanagement will all find this indispensable.