Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent Introduces Compact 7750 Service Routers

Alcatel-Lucent is extending its 7750 Service Router (SR) family with the introduction of two new routers, the 7750 SR-c12 and 7750 SR-c4, designed to bring service routing to smaller nodes in the network and also enable mission-critical verticals such as utilities, transportation, healthcare, public safety, and financial institutions.

The Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR-c12 measures 5 RU in height and offers 3 horizontal slots (2 MDA or 4 CMA per slot). The Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR-c4 is 3 RU in height and offers 1 horizontal slot (supports 2 MDA or 4 CMA).

Both products are fully featured multiservice routers that leverage the same FP2 chipset and suite of applications as the larger platforms in the 7750 Service Router line. Alcatel-Lucent's FP2 chipset delivers sophisticated and optimized network processing and traffic management at speeds up to 100 Gbps. For these smaller 7750 platforms, the processing capacity of the FP2 chipset is shared across the backplane rather than dedicated to single slots. Both platforms deliver up to 90 Gbps of forwarding capacity and can support edge routing interfaces speeds of up to 10GigE with QoS, a highly scalable control plane, and native IPv6 support in hardware.

Both the 7750 SR-c12 and 7750 SR-c4 offer proven high availability features including non-stop routing, non-stop services, Multi-Chassis-LAG, Multi-link PPP and pseudowire redundancy, and support a wide range of both legacy and Ethernet interface types ranging from T1/E1 cards to 10GigE.

Support for Synchronous Ethernet (1588v2) enables deployment of either platform in mobile backhaul applications for LTE. Additionally, ML-PPP, ATM IMA, and CES interfaces could be used for 2G/3G mobile backhaul.

Both platforms also run under the Alcatel-Lucent Service Router Operating System (SROS), a single, feature rich operating system which runs across all service router platforms, and the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) providing integrated element, network, and service management to enable seamless operations, administration and management (OAM) and simplified, consistent services delivery.

Alcatel-Lucent noted that its IP/MPLS solution has now been deployed by 280+ customers in over 100 countries.