Capability, bandwidth, open, convergence, automation, simplification, sustainability – the business buzzwords that reign in at present’s optical networking ethos. As we head to OFC, Cisco isn’t simply “speaking the discuss” – we’re strolling that discuss backed by deployed options and business buyer trials.
Once we first launched Routed Optical Networking round 28 months in the past, there was anticipated skepticism, fueled by differing business opinions. But at present, Cisco now has greater than 24 Routed Optical Networking deployments, 12 of that are public. And, the answer was the Gentle Studying “Main Lights” winner in December, named “The Most Modern Routing and Switching Resolution.”
The Brilliant ZR+ is now accessible to develop Routed Optical Networking to brownfield networks so as to add extra capability. Vodafone Turkey grew to become the primary operator in Turkey to check 400G speeds with a number of suppliers and community layers. Within the trial, carried out utilizing Acacia Brilliant 400ZR+ modules and Cisco routers, a pace of 400 Gbps was achieved with optical routing between Vodafone’s knowledge facilities in Tuzla and Esenyurt. Moreover, Arelion was the first community operator to efficiently show 400G coherent connections between Cisco 8000 and NCS 5700 router platforms over third-party open line system utilizing Brilliant 400ZR+ modules supporting excessive transmit energy.
Acacia (now part of Cisco) additionally not too long ago shipped a 1.2 Tbit/s optical module. Crossing the Tbit/s threshold is an optical networking business milestone. As we’ve been saying, Cisco believes in and is dedicated to open networking. On the present, we’ll have dwell demos on: the Acacia Coherent Interconnect Module 8 (CIM 8) powered by the Jannu, our new NCS 1014 with the two.4T WDM line card primarily based on CIM 8, the Cisco NCS 1010 C&L band Optical Line System (with C&L band ZR+ optics), and Brilliant ZR+ and the QSFP-DD OLS pluggable.
Cisco can be collaborating in three present flooring interoperability demonstrations this yr: OFCnet, OIF, and OpenROADM.
The know-how and innovation for co-packaged optics continues to evolve in assist of next-generation knowledge middle architectures. Whereas nonetheless within the early phases, co-packaged optics presents important energy benefits versus conventional swap designs, with potential enhancements in density and latency. Cisco’s experience in techniques, ASICs, and optics makes it uniquely positioned to guide the business within the development of this know-how.
Along with these and greater than 10 OFC workshops and panels, Cisco will showcase our newest Routed Optical Networking function units, together with PLE and automation; community as a Sensor; and our 400G and 800G Optics portfolio.
We’re enthusiastic about what the long run holds and welcome the chance that can assist you navigate this journey. Be part of us on the Cisco sales space #6401 to debate these matters and extra. To arrange a gathering prematurely, electronic mail us.