It's not very often that we get deep into the details of technology on this blog -- we save that for our white papers and one-on-one visits to our customer labs. But when we saw this video that one of our sales engineers created, we knew we had to share.

Jeff Groom is one of Ciena's field sales system engineers, so he spends much of his day talking directly to customers.  He created the below video as way to introduce some of the key technology concepts of modern Carrier Ethernet and Packet networks. 

As you'll see from the video, Jeff not only knows his stuff, but he can present it in a lighthearted way that doesn't make your eyes glaze over -- even taking a trip back to the "dark ages" of early Ethernet.  If you are interested in understanding Carrier Ethernet buzzwords like G.8032 protected Ethernet rings, IEEE 802.1ag, MEF Ethernet services, VLANs, and automated service turn-up, this tutorial is a great resource.

[White paper: Ethernet Services in an IP World]

Take a look and let us know what you think.