Ciena unveils advanced packet-optical platform


Ciena Corporation announced the strategic evolution of
its packet-optical portfolio designed to enable intelligent infrastructures
using advanced silicon, software and switching technologies.



With these new platform configurations, Ciena’s
intelligent switching, optical control plane and coherent optics combine to
provide the most economical way to support existing and emerging services over
a network that is efficient, resilient and differentiated.



By integrating these innovations across multiple
packet-optical products, Ciena provides its customers with a complete,
applications-optimized portfolio that offers maximum flexibility for their
next-generation core and metro networks.



In analysis of existing network models, Ciena research
shows that 30-60 percent of traffic through a typical core router site is
transit traffic that does not need to be routed.  Therefore, managing this
traffic with a broader mesh of OTN switching and connection oriented Ethernet
with integrated wavelength division multiplexing can result in 25-40 percent
cost savings versus a pure IP-routed network.



Our surveys indicate most carriers see OTN transport and
switching as the foundation for future networks, with rollouts of this
technology coinciding with their plans for large scale 40G and 100G
deployments. Service providers of all types like OTN for different reasons;
router bypass, efficiently packing 100G wavelengths with 10G traffic, or
providing transparent private line connections. As a leader in 40G and 100G
transport technology, Ciena is very well positioned to bundle the accompanying
OTN switching equipment,” Andrew Schmitt, directing analyst, optical at
Infonetics Research



As more content and applications are delivered as a
service to hyper-connected consumers and business users with multiple devices,
it only highlights the value of the optical layer in networks and the critical
need for them to be more scalable, dynamic and reconfigurable – and OTN
switching is a key centerpiece of enabling that network vision.



By offering the industry’s most flexible, comprehensive
range of products with proven, industry-leading technology, we enable our
customers to build intelligent infrastructures that provide real economic
benefits via improved efficiency, resiliency, service differentiation and an
enhanced foundation for integrating IT and the network,” Steve Alexander,
senior vice president and chief technology officer, at Ciena Corporation.



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