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In telecommunication, a "carrier grade" or "carrier class" refers to a system, or a hardware or software component that is extremely reliable, well tested and proven in its capabilities. [1]

14 relations: Advanced Mezzanine Card, Carrier cloud, Carrier Ethernet, Carrier Grade Linux, Communications server, Connection-oriented Ethernet, Dhyan network management system, Downtime, Narus (company), Network function virtualization, Port Control Protocol, Service Availability Forum, Small cell, Sun Netra.

Advanced Mezzanine Card

Advanced Mezzanine Cards are printed circuit boards (PCBs) that follow a specification of the PCI Industrial Computers Manufacturers Group (PICMG), with more than 100 companies participating.

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Carrier cloud

In cloud computing a carrier cloud is a class of cloud that integrates wide area networks (WAN) and other attributes of communications service providers’ carrier grade networks to enable the deployment of highly demanding applications in the cloud.

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Carrier Ethernet

Carrier Ethernet is a marketing term for extensions to Ethernet to enable telecommunications network providers to provide Ethernet services to customers and to utilize Ethernet technology in their networks.

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Carrier Grade Linux

Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) is a set of specifications which detail standards of availability, scalability, manageability, and service response characteristics which must be met in order for Linux kernel-based operating system to be considered "carrier grade" (i.e. ready for use within the telecommunications industry).

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Communications server

Communications servers are open, standards-based computing systems that operate as a carrier-grade common platform for a wide range of communications applications and allow equipment providers to add value at many levels of the system architecture.

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Connection-oriented Ethernet

Connection-oriented Ethernet refers to the transformation of Ethernet, a connectionless communication system by design, into a connection-oriented system.

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Dhyan network management system

Dhyan network management system (DNMS) is carrier grade network management system providing generic topology, fault, configuration, performance, and security (FCAPS) functions.

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The term downtime is used to refer to periods when a system is unavailable.

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Narus (company)

Narus Inc. was a software company and vendor of big data analytics for cybersecurity.

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Network function virtualization

Network functions virtualization (also network function virtualization or NFV) is a network architecture concept that uses the technologies of IT virtualization to virtualize entire classes of network node functions into building blocks that may connect, or chain together, to create communication services.

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Port Control Protocol

Port Control Protocol (PCP) is a computer networking protocol that allows hosts on IPv4 or IPv6 networks to control how the incoming IPv4 or IPv6 packets are translated and forwarded by an upstream router that performs network address translation (NAT) or packet filtering.

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Service Availability Forum

The Service Availability Forum (SAF or SA Forum) is a consortium that develops, publishes, educates on and promotes open specifications for carrier-grade and mission-critical systems.

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Small cell

Small cells are low-powered cellular radio access nodes that operate in licensed and unlicensed spectrum that have a range of 10 meters to a few kilometers.

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Sun Netra

The Sun Netra brand has been used for a variety of server computers from Sun Microsystems since 1994.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_grade

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