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Backbone

The largest channel of information on a network. The backbone processes and transmits the greatest amount of data. The size of a backbone is not based on an objective standard, but rather depends on the size of the network.
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The major backbone providers have thus far tried to deal with this problem by making the backbones bigger, to accommodate more packets.
BEIJING -- Cisco Systems(R) today announced that the China Education and Research Network (CERNET), the world's largest education network, will deploy the Cisco(R) CRS-1 Carrier Routing System to upgrade its national backbone network and enhance overall network performance.
Mzima offers high performance IP connectivity, including a fault-tolerant nationwide backbone network connecting to multiple Tier-1 carriers and numerous private peers.
Although Mzima interconnects with many backbones and broadband ISPs in every city, sometimes higher performance can be obtained by carrying traffic directly on its own OC-48 backbone rather than relying on possibly congested broadband ISP links.
a pioneer in the emerging storage network backbone market, today announced the successful completion of Hitachi Data Systems' (HDS) Interoperability Demonstration Program (IDP), confirming interoperability between Sandial's storage network backbone switches and the HDS Freedom Storage(TM) Lightning 9900(TM) and Lightning 9900(TM) V Series product families.
Sandial's storage network backbone solution allows New Balance to control the behavior of the network infrastructure so that it serves specific business priorities," said Pierre Baudet, Business Systems Manager, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
Coriolis also now supports MPLS trunks for carriers that have deployed new MPLS backbones facilitating the delivery of new MPLS-based Layer 2 VPNs across backbone networks, with Ethernet service interfaces in the metro access network.
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERICY) and Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced the second phase of their IP backbone deployment with FuJian CT, a subsidiary of China Telecom Group in FuJian province.
To transport Layer 2 access over native IP backbones, Cisco has pioneered the new L2TPv3 protocol.
Internap, the leading intelligent routing services provider, agreed to install the top 10 backbone providers that carry 95 percent of the world's Internet traffic into ISWest's facility.
The arrangement will allow customers of IP Transit to benefit from Diveo's Tier 1 Latin American backbone, network architecture, robust peering agreements, connections to multiple US Tier 1 backbones, suite of IP-based services and access to major content providers hosted in Diveo Internet Data Centers.