IP Switch

IP Switch

A high-speed routing and switching system from the enterprise solutions group of Nokia, Finland and Irving, TX (www.nokia.com). Originally developed by Ipsilon Networks of Palo Alto, CA and acquired by Nokia in 1997, the IP Switch routes IP traffic over ATM switches using a proprietary control protocol.

The IP Switch Controller analyzes the first frame of a message and lets short-lived traffic, such as DNS and SNMP queries, flow through the Controller back to the switch. When long-duration traffic is encountered, it sets up a virtual circuit in an ATM switch, and remaining packets flow at high speed. IP Switch uses the General Switch Management Protocol (GSMP) for call setup and the Ipsilon Flow Management Protocol (IFMP) for flow redirection. See IP switching.
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One network solution merging ATM and IP is the IP switch, a very high-speed combination IP router and ATM switching platform.
A new ATM line card (described below) provides an IP switch gateway capability to allow customers to enjoy the benefits of IP switching in a campus network that includes both ATM and packet- based switches.
In an IP Switch, GSMP sets up, tears down, and monitors the status of virtual channels within the switch fabric and enables the router cut through procedures that are key to optimizing IP Switching.
And, the extensions planned for GSMP will allow us to further optimize IP switch performance.
Elliot Gerberg, Director, IP Switch Systems Engineering Network
Cyclades will showcase its AlterPath family of products in booth 647, including its new service processor manager the AlterPath OnBoard, the AlterPath ACS 48 advanced console server, the AlterPath OnSite branch office management appliance, the AlterPath Manager 5000 and the AlterPath KVM/netPlus KVM over IP switch.
With an estimated 20,000 government technology professionals on hand for the three-day FOSE event, Cyclades will showcase the AlterPath OnBoard, its new service processor manager, the AlterPath ACS 48 advanced console server, the AlterPath OnSite branch office management appliance, the AlterPath Manager 5000 and the AlterPath KVM/netPlus KVM over IP switch.
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