Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ciena Introduces New Switches for 10GbE Services

Ciena announced new packet networking solutions for supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services.

Ciena’s new 5160 and 5142 Service Aggregation Switches are small form-factor platforms that enable efficient delivery and aggregation of large quantities of data at speeds of 1GbE to 10GbE while meeting increasingly stringent SLAs.

Key capabilities include: 10GbE service activation testing, extended temperature range support, full synchronization support, and greatly reduced power and space footprint.

Ciena said its new E-Suite platforms are seamlessly integrated with the latest packet capabilities on the widely deployed 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and leverage the field-proven, full-featured Service-Aware Operating System (SAOS) provided by Ciena’s existing portfolio of packet networking and converged packet optical solutions.