Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Coriant Adds Open Line System Capabilities to DCI Portfolio

Coriant introduced Open Line System (OLS) capabilities for its Groove G30 DCI Platform.

The open, plug-and-play optical layer solution provides 3X the density over comparable offerings, and gives network operators the ultimate in configuration flexibility to cost-efficiently address diverse Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and metro applications, including coherent and direct detect (PAM4) interconnect.

The Coriant Groove OLS solution offers open Northbound Interfaces (NBI) using YANG model-based NETCONF and RESTCONF, as well as an easy-to-use Command Line Interface (CLI), web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), and support for SNMP.  The platform is designed to support up to 96 channels (wavelengths) in a 1RU form factor with full DWDM terminal capabilities, including all passive and active functions.

Coriant said its Groove OLS solution sets new benchmarks in flexibility and efficiency. Key benefits include:

  • Open line system – prevents vendor lock-in by disaggregating the optical layer from the transmission layer and enables the Coriant Groove OLS solution to be paired with Groove or third-party transmission/transponder layer solutions
  • Optical layer density – supports up to 96 channels in 1RU with full WDM terminal functionality, including passive and active optical layer functions, delivering 3X the density over comparable solutions and enabling significant OpEx savings via footprint and power efficiencies
  • Configuration flexibility – enables "build your own optical layer" based on plug-and-play configurable technology for coherent and direct detect (PAM4) applications; supports a diverse range of optical layer functions in compact modular pluggable formats, including multiplexing/demultiplexing, pre-amplifier, booster amplifier, local add/drop amplifier, optical channel monitoring, optical protection, optical supervisory channel, OTDR, and tunable DCM functions
  • Open management – shares common YANG model-based NETCONF and RESTCONF, and other northbound management and control interfaces with the Coriant Groove G30 DCI Platform for fast deployment and ease of integration into any OS environment
"Growth in interconnect traffic is driving the need for much more open and flexible optical layer solutions," said Yajun Wang, Chief Architect, Open Line System, Coriant. "The Coriant Groove™ OLS solution is architected to meet the requirements of ongoing open optical layer initiatives, enabling operators to cost-effectively deploy a future-proof optical layer."

The Open Line System solution for the Coriant Groove G30 DCI Platform will be available in Q1 2017.

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