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AboveNet Metro Ethernet

Networking Power That Can Grow And Expand As Needed.

Every day inside corporate LANs, there is an avalanche of data requiring increasing amounts of bandwidth. To meet this need, enterprises are standardizing on 1Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet services to deliver premium networking power directly to end user PCs. Why? Because today 100Mbps connections simply aren’t sufficient to support demanding applications like multimedia file transfer, video conferencing, storage networking solutions and e-business administrative and support operations across your LAN.

The bandwidth challenge increases when you have a need to connect separate LANs in a metro area to reach more groups and end users. Existing legacy system alternatives for connecting locations with DS-3s, or ATM or Frame Relay services are inflexible and don’t scale easily, offering little expansion to support business growth.

By combining private optical fiber with the versatility and functional simplicity of Ethernet, AboveNet has created a service that IT departments are using to solve critical bandwidth issues.  AboveNet minimizes or eliminates the clutter of other connectivity solutions by connecting your enterprise metro location via this Ethernet service.

Choose the Point-to-Point, Any-to-Any, or Hub & Spoke Connectivity Solution That Fits Your Needs:

 

Point-to-Point Metro Ethernet

Private point-to-point Ethernet connectivity across a completely private managed network with dedicated fiber and equipment:
  • Scalability - infrastructure in place to grow with your needs
  • Cost-effective - Lowest cost private network offering available
  • Security - no one else is on your private network
  • Performance - minimum equipment interfaces and active components
  • Operational - not impacted by shared ring operational activities
  • Control - all equipment delivering your service is at your premise
Dedicated Ethernet connectivity across AboveNet metro core network with reserved bandwidth availability
  • Either bridged or tunneled across the core with no link oversubscription
  • Delivered via dedicated fiber tails from core network to your location 
  • No space and power needed at your location
  • Cost-effective highest bandwidth services
Standard Ethernet connectivity across AboveNet metro core network with guaranteed service level
  • High quality bandwidth delivery
  • Ethernet tunnel across an uncongested metro core network
  • Delivered via dedicated fiber tails from core network to your location
  • Cost saving features
  • Lowest entry price point for high bandwidth services

Metro Ethernet provides simple, efficient and physically secure managed optical Ethernet via fiber, which transparently and easily connects your LANs.

Applications Supported

  • Enterprise VoIP
  • Video/Rich Media downloads/streaming
  • Off-site backups
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Broadcast Video, Video Conferencing
  • Business Continuity
  • Collaboration
  • CAD/CAM applications
  • Financial systems
  • Medical digital imaging
  • Research, modeling, simulation

Multipoint Metro Ethernet: eHub

eHub Dedicated eHub  Standard

Hub and Spoke networking

Guaranteed Packet Delivery

100Mbps, 1Gbps and 10Gbps bandwidth levels

Dedicated Bandwidth and fiber tails

Layer 2 Service Delivery

Hub and Spoke networking

Dedicated Fiber tails

100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2Gbps, 3Gbps and 5Gbps bandwidth levels

Shared Bandwidth

QoS Option

Layer 2 Service Delivery

Multipoint Metro Ethernet: eLAN

Metro eLAN Dedicated Metro eLAN Standard

Any-To-Any Networking

Dedicated Bandwidth and fiber tails

100Mbps, 1Gbps & 10Gbps bandwidth levels

Guaranteed Packet Delivery

VPLS-Based

Any-To-Any Networking

100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2Gbps, 3Gbps and 5Gbps bandwidth levels

Dedicated Fiber tails

Shared Bandwidth

QoS option

VPLS-Based

 

 

Applications Supported:

  • Virtualization
  • Financial data distribution/applications
  • Data Center & Server Consolidation
  • Centralized applications evolving to distributed networking
  • Financial data distribution/applications
  • Extranets/Collaboration

Benefits:

  • Cost-effective compared to ATM and Frame technologies
  • No space & power needed at your location: fiber handoff
  • Provides true, scalable multipoint connections as compared to multiple point-to-point connections
  • Modular network and price structure makes adds/moves/drops easier and more efficient
  • No LATA-related restrictions; all intra-metro locations qualify
  • Guaranteed packet delivery for Dedicated eLAN/eHub
  • IP add-on available at incremental charge, connection is limited by the designated bandwidth