Tier 1 ISP Best Practices

The highly competitive marketplace for IP services requires a provider—wireless or wireline—to be extremely efficient, standards reliant, and agile. Providers that do not have these traits will experience scaling difficulties, longer time-to-market, high customer turn-over, and an assortment of day-to-day challenges that inevitably come with sub-standard network configurations, policies and procedures. The world’s largest providers have over sixteen years of experience in operating and maintaining IP networks. Their collective experiences have led to best practices that are almost standardized across the major players. Whether you are starting a network from scratch or seeking to improve an existing one, Brooks Consulting LLC can show you how to employ industry best practices to position your organization to meet its business objectives.

 

IPv6 Deployment and IPv4/IPv6 Transition Technologies

The time remaining to claim new IPv4 address space has nearly ended. Transitioning to IPv6, the next generation Internet Protocol, is critical from a business continuity perspective. Brooks Consulting can enable your IP infrastructure for IPv6 and establish the appropriate transition mechanisms to protect your existing investment.

 

Mobile Internet Core Design & Deployment

In contrast to previous wireless data networks, IP is a fundamental component of 4G wireless networks. Brooks Consulting has experience in 3GPP, 3GPP2, and WiMAX networks. We specialize in the design, deployment, and capacity planning of the IP Core and backhaul of wireless infrastructure.

 

MPLS/VPN Design & Implementation

MPLS/VPNs allow enterprise customers to move away from frame relay and private line network to an all-IP network while maintaining the security derived from a private network. Enterprise customers can realize significant savings in migrating without needing significant training for their IT staff. The complexity of routing and Quality of Service is offloaded to the provider. Whether you are a customer looking to migrate to an MPLS/VPN service or a service provider preparing to offer MPLS/VPN service to your customers, Brooks Consulting is your source for designing and implementing cost effective and highly available virtual private networks.

 

IP Network Strategy

Aligning your network infrastructure with business objectives requires much more than a network design that is updated once a year. A meaningful strategy takes a more holistic approach. Some examples include the following.

  • Network scalability
  • OPEX/CAPEX considerations
  • Vendor roadmap alignment
  • Network Operations & Engineering
  • Industry direction

Brooks Consulting LLC will work with your engineers and management to develop a technically and financially sound IP network strategy.

 

IP Network Design

Brooks Consulting LLC firmly believes in designing simple networks. By using design simplicity, superfluous features and hardware are eliminated and you are well-positioned to realize a minimal cost per bit and high network availability. Simply designed IP networks exhibit the following properties.

  • Easy to build, maintain and operate
  • Rely on standard, repeatable implementations for scaling purposes
  • Enable flexible responses to technology advances
  • Optimize redundancy and survivability

Complexity is the enemy of network design. It is the primary driver of OPEX and CAPEX. Contact Brooks Consulting LLC for development of IP network designs that reduce or eliminate network complexity.

 

Network Technology Introduction

The explosion in bandwidth presents scaling challenges to expanding networks. Technologies that were first implemented in service provider networks are often needed to grow the network. Some examples include the following.

  • Carrier-class routing equipment
  • Graceful Restart and Non-stop Routing
  • IPv6
  • BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, and OSPFv3
  • MPLS and MPLS/VPN
  • 10G, 40G, and 100G Ethernet

Brooks Consulting will work with your engineers and management to successfully migrate to new technologies as needed.

 

Quality of Service (QoS) Assessments

Ensuring that your network can reliably deliver packets is vital to businesses. Unsure of what is happening on your network or worried about network performance? Let Brooks Consulting analyze your network for potential bottlenecks and implement the necessary mechanisms to maximize the performance of your infrastructure.