Sunday, March 4, 2012

Juniper and NSN Partner on Packet Transport Networking

Juniper Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks are teaming up to offer an "Integrated Packet Transport Network" solution to help simplify carrier architecture by integrating multiple layers. The solution is comprised of the Juniper Networks PTX Packet Transport Switches and the Nokia Siemens Networks hiT 7300 high capacity optical packet transport platform, thereby integrating the IP/MPLS and DWDM layers with a common control plane.

At this week's OFC/NFOEC Conference, Juniper Networks will showcase the PTX 100G LH transponders interworking with the hiT7300 platform. The integration aims to reduce the amount of hardware needed in the network and hence lower both capital and operational costs. The planned feature set includes: network management integration, including service provisioning, optical transport control plane integration based on GMPLS and UNI+, end-to-end network planning for guaranteed performance and SLAs, and L0-L3 multi-layer optimization.

The packet layer of the solution is based on Juniper Networks PTX Series Packet Transport Switches, a portfolio of high-performance platforms optimized for MPLS and Ethernet. The PTX Series is a Label Switched Router for the service provider supercore optimized for capacity and efficiency.

Nokia Siemens Networks hiT 7300 at the optical layer is a 96-channel optical packet transport platform that is optimized for high-capacity transport in multi-haul networks. It is designed and optimized for bit rates from 2.5 Gbps to 100 Gbps per wavelength, and is 400 Gbps ready.

"The new solution fits perfectly into our Liquid Net approach. Networks need to transform to be able to cope with unpredictability and ever increasing capacity demand. The 'Integrated Packet Transport Network' solution will give operators more flexibility in their transport networks, while at the same time optimizing total cost of ownership," stated Uwe Fischer, head of optical networks product management, Nokia Siemens Networks.

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