Switches and Routers

New Calient optical circuit switch developed in response to demand for growing device counts

Calient Technologies launched, at the recent OFC 2018 event, its Edge|640, a new optical circuit switch with 640 fibre-optic cross connections – up to twice the capacity of the company's existing S320 OCS.

The Edge|640 was developed for data centre, telecommunication and test laboratory applications in response to growing device counts and the need – due to network virtualisation – for increased connectivity. Key applications include wireless network radio-to-baseband units; test lab automation shared test resources and data centre GPU, FPGA and storage compute clusters.

Ciena enhances edge access and aggregation portfolio

Ciena is expanding its packet networking portfolio with three new edge access and aggregation products and more capacity for its 8700 Packetwave edge aggregation platform. These new capabilities address 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet service delivery and aggregation to support new web-scale applications, like IoT, next-generation mobile and business Ethernet.

Huawei launches 4T router line card for the cloud backbone era

At Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Huawei unveiled what it believes to be the industry's first 4T router line card – that’s four terabits – delivering the industry's highest density 100 Gigabit Ethernet interface interconnection.

The line cards will boost the capacity of Huawei's NetEngine9000 series core router (NE9000), which currently supports 80Tb/s in a single chassis (and petabit capacity in a multi-chassis configuration), expandable in the future to 160Tb/s in a single chassis.

Calient and Spirent team for all-optical test lab automation

Optical switch specialist Calient announced that Spirent Communications has completed integration of its S Series optical circuit switch with Spirent’s Velocity test bed orchestration software.

Spirent has developed a software driver that allows Velocity to control Calient’s S320 and S160 optical circuit switches to provide Layer-1 optical topology reconfiguration in network equipment test labs. This allows network test laboratories to build a fully automated “fibre-once” laboratory infrastructure.

Alcatel-Lucent introduces 7750 SR-e series of IP edge routers

Alcatel-Lucent plans to introduce a new series of IP routers that will give service providers and enterprises an economically optimised platform for smaller locations in large-scale IP networks, or as a full-service router for smaller networks.

The new 7750 SR-e service router will expand Alcatel-Lucent’s highly successful 7750 Service Router (SR) family, extending the benefits of service routing further into the network to give service providers and enterprises IP routing technology scaled to their needs at different network locations.

OptiSwitch 9244

MRV Communications has announced that its OptiSwitch 9244 10GE pre-aggregation platform is the latest solution in the OptiSwitch portfolio to be compliant with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 specifications.

The OptiSwitch 9244 platform features a compact, high-density and low-power design that empowers service providers to streamline the delivery and management of mobile, wholesale and business Ethernet services, the company says.

MCS modules

NeoPhotonics, a designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit or PIC based modules and subsystems for high speed optical communications networks, has introduced new configurations of its multicast switch (MCS) modules.

OneConnect OCe14000

Emulex has launched the new OneConnect OCe14000 family of 10GbE and 40GbE Network Adapters and 10GbE Converged Network Adapters (CNAs). They enable higher virtual machine (VM) densities, and support secure hybrid clouds with virtual network fabrics. The RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) low latency architecture delivers application acceleration and provides an open application performance interface (API) that integrates with next generation software-defined networking (SDN) solutions.

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