Saturday, May 3, 2008

Cisco co-founder Len Bosack Develops Optical System

XKL, a start-up led by Cisco Systems' co-founder Len Bosack, has supplied an optical transport system to the University of Washington in Seattle. The network runs from the university's main data center to campus and has the ability to transport multiple services including 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, SONET and Fibre Channel.

XKL, which is based in Redmond, Washington, provides optical transport with a router-like management structure. This includes well-known standards such as a familiar command line interface, SNMP, and an independent TCP/IP management network.