Sunday, April 11, 2010

Metaswitch Releases Protocol Code for G.709 OTN

Metaswitch introduced a portable protocol solution for signaling and routing in G.709 Optical Transport Networks (OTN), which provides a transparent, hierarchical network that supports the transport of both packet and optical traffic, greatly increasing network efficiencies. This enables systems vendors to build hybrid Packet-Optical Transport Systems (POTS) that can dynamically signal and route connections in an OTN network.

OTN is largely defined in the ITU's G.709 and G.872 specifications and in IETF RFC 4328. Metaswitch's portable control plane solution for G.709 OTN is delivered as extensions to the company's widely deployed DC-RSVP MPLS signaling software and DC-OSPF and DC-ISIS routing stacks.

"Metaswitch's OTN control plane technology is available today to our MPLS and IP routing customers as a straightforward, in-service software upgrade," said Jonathan Hardwick, Director of Product Management for Metaswitch's Network Protocols Division.

For new Metaswitch customers the OTN control plane solutions are available pre-integrated with all the leading operating systems, which also reduces time to market.