Monday, July 14, 2008

Cisco Enhances IP-over-DWDM, Doubling Reach for 40 Gbps

Cisco announced a set of enhancements to its IP-over-DWDM technology (IPoDWDM), which is available on its core Carrier Routing System (CRS-1). These include new modules that can provide data throughput at 40 Gbps across existing 10 Gbps networks. The solution is positioned as a core transport architecture for handling the surge of traffic from video over the Internet.

The list of enhancements includes:

  • Doubling the reach of the Cisco CRS-1 40-Gbps IPoDWDM to 2,000 kilometers without regeneration. The new 40Gbps physical line module interface supports deployments in virtually any geographic area.

  • Extending the power of Cisco IPoDWDM solution to the network's edge on the Cisco XR 12000 and 12000 Series Routers with a new 10 Gigabit Ethernet shared port adapter that enables instant bandwidth up to 10 Gbps over 2,000 kilometers.

  • Reducing provisioning on the Cisco ONS 15454 platform with an omni directional and colorless mesh reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM). This will decrease truck rolls and lower the requirements for power, space and cooling by more than 50 percent.

  • Increasing resiliency with proactive protection feature that guards video and mission-critical data against fiber cuts by resetting failover benchmarks to 15 milliseconds (ms), three times faster than the industry standard of 50 ms.

  • Enhancing the ability for service providers to deploy with separate data and transport departments with virtual transponder - now transport departments can directly manage the optics integrated into the router.

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