In this month's CCIE/CCNP-level White Paper, Galina Pildush, CCIE
the first part of her two part Study Guide addressing ATM. The second part
of her Study Guide will be presented at CertificationZone.com in
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What follows are excerpts from the introduction to Ms. Pildush's ATM Part
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"Asynchronous Transfer Mode - ATM - has been a dream come true on many
levels. Now your multimedia applications can finally be integrated over a
single network, ATM! ATM networks are capable of providing you with the
required quality of service on demand, that is "dynamically." You can use
ATM as a transport mechanism to send both uncompressed and compressed
voice, data traffic with flow control mechanisms, video conferencing
traffic, and so on, knowing that you will get the quality of service that
Please remember, that it is and must be your choice to select one
technology or another, for whatever reasons. I consider ATM an excellent
technology that I choose frequently.
One important thing - your reasons must be clear to you! I feel knowledge
is power. Once you understand a technology, regardless of whether you
perceive it to be easy or hard, you have a full tool kit in your hands.
Now you are fully equipped to make your decisions based on what is right,
versus on what someone else thinks is right.
ATM, which is based on the Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network
(BISDN) standards, is the right solution for environments deploying
multi-media applications. The idea is to carry voice, data, and video over
the same network. As ATM evolved, it was deployed not only in Wide Area
Networks (WANs), but also in Local Area Networks (LANs). An interesting
note, some organizations have selected ATM as a transport mechanism just
for data applications, and why not - they needed bandwidth and ATM
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