IRS Use Case for IP and Transport Workflows

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This document describes use-cases for IRS to provide a lightweight method for common management and control state for typical operations and workflows of multilayer networks involving both IP and sub-IP transport. IRS provides a lightweight, streaming interface between routing systems and external applications. By extending the IRS model to transport systems, multi-layer networks can be managed and used more efficiently. IRS may enable the integration of IP and transport maintenance workflows leading to a reduction in operational costs. IRS server having visibility into both Optical Transport and IP domains will also be able to make optimal use of transport infrastructure.


Geoffrey Mattson (
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