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Europe-wide operational premium IP (quality of service) data network service for international research and education community

Work on the definition and validation of Premium IP and QoS took place in Year 2, whilst the actual implementation on GEANT routers occurred between November 2002 and February 2003. Great majority of GEANT nodes are configured to support Premium IP and LBE.

After successful implementation of the Premium IP service there was a need to automate the service's operational management procedure. A study of the manual provisioning model was conducted and a flexible automated provisioning system was designed and developed using state-of-the-art web-based technologies. The Premium IP management system successfully completed its testing phase. In January 2004, the system was tested internally by DANTE. Subsequently, the system was made available for acceptance testing to its primary users, namely all the GEANT APMs.

The system was implemented in production in March 2004. In the same month, the DHX-Project successfully used the system to make a 2Mbps Premium IP reservation between DFN and GRNet - the first ever production reservation made via the new reservation system. Other projects are now expected to follow, not least the upcoming DEISA project (see WP11).

The typical procedure is that a user (having confirmed with their NREN) supplies the technical and administrative details of the required Premium IP reservation on a web interface. The system checks the path, resource availability and gives an instantaneous confirmation to the user. It also instructs the GEANT NOC to perform the required router configuration. The system is fully operational within the GEANT backbone.

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