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IaaS

Infrastructure-as-a-Service delivers processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources and is offered on an on-demand service. Infrastructure is typically comprised of a flexible server platform that can be configured to meet an individual solution provider’s need. Common uses include providing storage, hosting websites, applications and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solutions for resale to end-user customers. IaaS can also be deployed and used as a development and testing environment, or the raw infrastructure and resources can be resold to support the needs of other clients.

Aliases (separate with |): Infrastructure as a Service
IEEE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, is an international not for profit, professional organization principled in the advancement of electrical related technologies. It has the most members of any technical professional organization, with more than 395,000 members in approximately 150 countries around the world.

Aliases (separate with |): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IETF

The Internet Engineering Task Force, or IETF, is an open standards organization, developing internet standards including the Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite, and works closely with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Aliases (separate with |): Internet Engineering Task Force
IGP

Interior Gateway Protocol

ILEC

An Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier, or ILEC, is a traditional local telephone company that was in existence at the time of the divestiture of AT&T into the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC).

Aliases (separate with |): Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier
Ingress Bandwidth Profile

An Ingress Bandwidth Profile is a characterization of Ingress Service Frame arrival times and lengths at the ingress User Network Interface (UNI) and a specification of disposition of each Service Frame based on its level of compliance with the characterization.

Ingress EI Frame

An Ingress External Interface Frame, or Ingress EI Frame, is an Ethernet frame transmitted across the External Interface (EI) toward the Ethernet Sub-Network (ESN).

Ingress Frame

An Ingress Frame is a service frame sent from the Customer Edge (CE) into the Service Provider network.

Ingress Service Frame

An Ingress Service Frame is a Service Frame sent from the Customer Edge (CE) into the Service Provider network.

IP

Internet Protocol

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