TL1 is a standard protocol, but not a very friendly one. Think of the AT commands to control a modem, only much more complicated and probably not something with which a network admin would be comfortable or fluent.
But because DXM includes a management CLI that is similar to Cisco IOS and other routers' commands, there is no need for a TL1 optical guru, according to XKL.
A survey of DXM's specs leaves me both intrigued and a little circumspect. Bringing to life your own dark fiber pipe has both financial and practical appeal, and though the initial expenditure can be quite high, the ROI should be more than satisfactory. Moreover, being able to manage the connection without external interference from your telco can open an unprecedented degree of flexibility in terms of data protection and business continuity projects. Still, how many companies will divert attention and resources from their statutory mission to commit to DIY WAN connectivity?
Regardless, if DXM delivers as expected, its very presence on the market could force providers to review the terms of their service. Don't you love competition?
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