What would guys at research labs, prestigious universities, and major corporations salivate over? This question we asked ourselves, when we began designing the LANs and WANs of Walden Internet Villages.
We learned two very fundamental things from that question. First and first
most, that inquisitive, investigative and resourceful people want freedom to learn, to explore and to do what
hasn't been done before. Secondly, they want access to equipment and technologies normally outside the realm of mere mortals.
Those two premises meant that our network design had to be bleeding edge and had to be open.
Walden´s advanced Metropolitan Area Network
What makes or breaks an internet service is always the bandwidth. How fast can you really go. Our goal in the design of
Walden's MAN and Internet backbone was simple enough: "Lets give em' so much bandwidth that its their computer that becomes the bottleneck". We think we did that.
Each Walden property scheduled to go online will have a 45 megabit ATM connection, over fiber, to the Network Operation Center of Time Warner Telecommunications. There they will share a 45 megabit capacity to the Internet and enjoy 45 megabit access to each other. Yes, while most companies are expounding the joys of the mighty T1, Walden internet Villages put you in the driver´ seat of a T3 (thirty T1s put together).
the technology behind these ATM connections is XYLAN´s Omni-Switch chassis (pictured above). The ATM card in this chassis provides rapid, seamless conversion from ATM cells to
Ethernet frames, routing our traffic from WAN to LAN.