Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Infinera and Arista Target Data Center Interconnection

Infinera and Arista Networks announced a technology alliance to deliver scalable, turn-key metro and regional cloud networking solutions.

The solution integrates Arista's 7000 series switching portfolio with the Infinera Cloud Xpress to deliver an interoperable solution designed for data center interconnects of up to 8 Tbps and extending up to 200km. The companies completed interoperability testing earlier this year.

"Arista and Infinera are redefining the datacenter interconnect market," said Ed Chapman, vice president, business development and alliances for Arista Networks. "Disruptive applications such as HPC, IP storage networking, content-intensive networking, and virtualized datacenters are paramount for Cloud-scale web customers."

"We teamed up with Arista to deliver optimized solutions for the rapidly growing Cloud services market," said Ashoka Valia, senior vice president, business development at Infinera. "We believe our alliance offers best in class solutions, combining Arista's programmable platforms with Infinera's Cloud Xpress Ethernet transport to deliver state-of-the-art scale, performance and energy efficiency for datacenter interconnection applications."

http://www.arista.com
http://www.infinera.com
http://www.infinera.com/pdfs/appnotes/AB-High-capacity_High-performance_Metro_Cloud_Networking.pdf


  • In September 2014, Infinera unveiled its Cloud Xpress, a compact, high-density, optical system optimized for the transport network that interconnects multiple data centers within a metro area. It leverages existing Infinera technologies, including its Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and super-channel aggregation, to provide massive bandwidth in a form factor that data center operators can rack-n-stack and easily integrate into their operations. The Cloud Xpress provides point-to-point hyper-scale bandwidth over distances of up to 200km without amplification.  On the client side, it supports 10GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE interfaces and on the line side its offers 500 Gbps WDM super-channels. It can be managed with a wide range of tools: CLI, the Infinera Network Management System—DNA as well as an API-driven SDN control. 

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