Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent Boosts its IP Routing Portfolio to Terabit Capacity

Alcatel-Lucent unveiled extensive enhancements to its IP service routing portfolio that leverage a new high-performance chipset for packet processing and traffic management. The new silicon boosts performance of the company's 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) to terabit performance levels, enabling more speed for mass-market video-based services and applications; more services, including secure IPSec VPNs, Ethernet VPNs and MPLS-based IP VPNs; and more availability, including support for non-stop routing, non-stop services and In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU).


Alcatel-Lucent said its new custom FP2 chipset, which took three years to develop, is capable of sophisticated and optimized network processing and traffic management at speeds up to 100 Gbps. The upgrades to the current products include more than double the density of Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports as well as supporting up to 10 times the number of services per router. The FP2 chipset also provides a path to 100 Gigabit Ethernet. It also enables densities of up to 1,200 Gigabit Ethernet ports per rack, while delivering sophisticated services to each port at line rate.


The following enhancements to the Alcatel-Lucent IP/MPLS service router portfolio will be available in Q3 2008:


Next Generation Silicon


  • the 100 Gbps FP2 chipset integrates 112 array cores for 95,000 MIPs performance and is implemented in 90nm process technology. The silicon was developed in house.


7750 Service Router Platform


  • Up to 1 Tb/s capacity

  • 50Gb/s (full-duplex) Input/Output Module3-XP (IOM3-XP)

  • 20-port Gigabit Ethernet MDA-XP (SFP-Fiber)

  • 20-Port 10/100/1000 Ethernet MDA-XP (Copper)

  • 2-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet MDA-XP (XFP)

  • 4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet MDA-XP (XFP)

  • Application Assurance Integrated Services Adaptor (AA-ISA) with DPI technology

  • IPSec Integrated Services Adaptor (IPSec-ISA)



7450 Ethernet Service Switch Platform


  • Up to 1 Tb/s capacity

  • 50Gb/s (full-duplex) IOM3-XP

  • 20-port Gigabit Ethernet MDA-XP (SFP-Fiber)

  • 20-Port 10/100/1000 Ethernet MDA-XP (Copper)

  • 2-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet MDA-XP (XFP)

  • 4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet MDA-XP (XFP)

  • Application Assurance Integrated Services Adaptor (AA-ISA) with DPI technology


Alcatel-Lucent noted that it has shipped more than 20,000 IP/MPLS systems since 2004.



http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

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