Unified physical infrastructure - UPI

50 %
50 %
Information about Unified physical infrastructure - UPI
Technology

Published on March 9, 2014

Author: nick_gtg

Source: slideshare.net

1.1 Unified Physical Infrastructure 1.1.1 Communication Information Communication Technology (ICT) facilitates the exchange of information (communication) between two points. This involves communication between both man and machines, as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1 - Information Exchange Information exchange includes: • • • Voice (Fixed Telephones, Mobile Telephones, Public Address Systems, etc…) Data (Computer applications, Internet, iBMS and control systems etc…) Video (TV signals, CCTV signals…) 1.1.2 Topology The prime objective of a Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) is to provide a single platform for all of these information exchanges, enabling connectivity between any two points on the infrastructure, as well as multi-point communications for conferencing. All electronic services share the network at one of the levels shown in Figure 2. 4.  WAVELENGTH  SHARING  -­‐  Separate  Packets   3.  FIBRE  SHARING  -­‐  Separate  Wavelengths     2.  CABLE  SHARING  -­‐  Separate  Fibres   1.  DUCT  SHARING  -­‐  Separate  Cables   Figure 2 - UPI Sharing Levels

At what level a particular service sits within the UPI will depend upon the service requirements and its location within the network. It is anticipated that the majority of sharing will occur at levels 2 and 3. The UPI occupies layer 1 and layer 2 of the OSI 7-layer reference model1, and therefore includes a layer 2 communications protocol, as well as the cabling and connection interface elements that sit at layer 1. The preferred protocol for UPI is Ethernet in its various forms, which provides compatibility and scalability across the whole infrastructure. This enables any higher layer Ethernet compatible protocol (e.g. Internet Protocol [IP]) to be used for the various systems to be deployed. It should be noted that the UPI provides the means for information exchange, but not the information systems themselves. However, when designing the UPI, the types of systems and their requirements must be taken into consideration. Like all extensive communications systems, UPI is hierarchical. This provides a formal organization to the infrastructure, allowing for individual sections to be upgraded without affecting the rest of the network. For the purposes of this document, the overall UPI has been divided into 3 areas, as shown in Figure 3. Future design work will determine exactly how the carrier and access networks will be divided, but this will most likely conform to this model in some way. DATA     CENTRE   Carrier  Networks   LOCAL  HUBS   Access  Networks   BUILDINGS   Local  Area  Networks   Figure 3 – Typical UPI Hierarchy Clearly, the higher you go in the structure, the more critical the link becomes. Losing a carrier network could potentially disconnect a complete district. It is therefore necessary to provide additional resilience and redundancy to the higher levels. 1.2 The 4th Utility Just as connecting a pipe to a water main will provide a supply of water; UPI will ensure that the connection of a suitable device to the network will provide a supply of information. With the water analogy, the user will have no idea or concern how the water gets there, and so it will be with information exchange, and as with water he will 1 A universally accepted model developed by OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) categorizing seven processes required for Device to device communication.

expect it to be there on demand, 24/7. The intricacies of data flow, information security and service delivery will be taken care of by the operator, enabling new services to be connected in a trouble-free and timely way. The user will not be faced with multiple bills and customer assistance organisations, all services will come under the heading “ICT”

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

Panduit | Unified Physical Infrastructure | UPI

Panduit’s Unified Physical Infrastructure, or UPI, approach will help you align communication, control, power, computing and security into an agile ...
Read more

Panduit | Unified Physical Infrastructure | UPI

Panduits Unified Physical Infrastructure-Ansatz (UPI) hilft Ihnen dabei, Kommunikation, Steuerung, Stromversorgung, Computing und Sicherheit in einer ...
Read more

UNIFIED PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE Introduction to the UPI Vision

UNIFIED PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE Introduction to the UPI Vision A Frost & Sullivan White Paper Presented to: Panduit Corporation
Read more

Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) Strategies for Data ...

www.panduit.com Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) Strategies for Data Center Networking Planning Considerations for Smart Data Center Facilities Systems
Read more

Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) Strategies for Data ...

www.panduit.com Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) Strategies for Data Center Networking Physical Infrastructure Considerations for Smart Data Center ...
Read more

Realizing Unified Physical Infrastructure for Your ...

Realizing Unified Physical Infrastructure for Your Business Foundation SM Eric Chng ... Panduit’s Unified Physical Infrastructure SM (UPI)-based solutions:
Read more

Panduit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Panduit is a global manufacturer of physical infrastructure equipment that support power, communications, computing, control, and security systems.
Read more

Total Economic Impact™ Of Panduit’s Unified Physical ...

Total Economic Impact™ Of Panduit’s Unified Physical ... that enterprise customers may realize by deploying its Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) ...
Read more