OSDM enables the creation of elastic data pipes, by introducing QoS-aware dynamic bandwidth management of optical infrastructure that is shared by several geographically dispersed nodes.
The widespread investments in SONET, coupled with the ongoing growth in demand for data services, has fueled the need for the OSDM architecture from both traditional carriers and emerging service providers," said Robert Castle, CEO of Coriolis Networks.
OSDM solves many of the problems carriers face today.
Rapid service creation and provisioning is finally achievable with the automatic provisioning capability enabled using the OSDM architecture, replacing the standard "drag and click" approach used to provision most network elements today.
Because OSDM can partition bandwidth into arbitrary amounts, network wholesalers could allow retail service providers to provision and manage their own service types, ports, and SLAs independent of one another and without involving the wholesaler in retail provisioning and management operations.
As carriers make considerable capital investments in their metro transport networks to accommodate the rapid increase in DSL and cable modem services, the OSDM architecture can provide a very economical, scalable aggregation and backhaul transport solution that is easy to operate and manage -- and is much less expensive than traditional SONET, ATM or router transport networks.
The OSDM architecture can be used by ISPs to provide high-capacity services for enterprise Ethernet traffic, web-hosting applications, or to interconnect islands of storage area network (SAN) servers in a metropolitan network.