A distributed application architecture for computer networks that partitions tasks between equally privileged peer nodes. Unlike in a client-server model, a P2P network does now use a centralized administrative system.
A telecommunications system with a single path between a pair of locations. Typically used to describe microwave radio connectivity capabilities.
Performance Assurance Agent™
Since its introduction in 2008, PAA has been widely deployed to address both Layer 2 and Layer 3 testing, especially due to its ease of configuration and use. While PAA continues to be deployed and remains fully supported, TWAMP has also been added to the Accedian performance assurance suite for Layer 3 testing, specifically for applications where standards-based and inter-vendor testing are required.
Provider Backbone Bridge Traffic Engineering
As defined by IEEE 802.1Qay-2009, this standard adapts Ethernet technology to carrier-class transport networks. Also referred to as Provider Backbone Transport (PBT).