Showing posts with label 40G. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 40G. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Transition Networks Debuts 40Gbps QSFP+

Transition Networks introduced its new 40G quad small form factor pluggable (QSFP+) optical transceivers designed for high growth 40G Ethernet networks.

The new TN-QSFP-40G-xx transceivers can be installed in any QSFP+ port, allowing for 40GBase-X interfaces to the network through the QSFP+ connector. The transceivers are built for bi-directional serial-optical data communication such as 40G Ethernet.

The TN-QSFP-40G-xx series features 4 channels with up to 11.1 Gb/s per channel, a maximum link length of 400m on OM4 multimode fiber or 30km over single mode fiber and a hot-swappable 40G transceiver that plugs into a QSFP+ port. The series supports SFF-8436 digital diagnostic monitoring interface (DMI) and is compatible with Cisco switches and routers as well as their IOS.

“Existing 1G/10G infrastructures are not able to meet the rising demand of the higher data rates being driven by virtualization, big data, cloud services and convergence. This demand is necessitating 40G fiber networking which SFP has become the standard for cost effective service turn-up,” said Tony LeFebvre, Director of Product Management for Transition Networks. “The addition of TN-QSFP-40G-xx to our extensive SFP portfolio demonstrates Transition Networks’ continued commitment to providing reliable, cost effective and high performance networking products with the dedicated service and support our customers have come to expect..”

http://www.transition.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

NEC Debuts ExpEther 40G, Connecting PCIe Devices over Ethernet

NEC announced the general availability in North America of its ExpEther 40G technology as an advanced version of ExpEther 1G/10G.

The ExpEther technology enables system expansion by connecting PCI Express devices directly, using an Ethernet infrastructure. As the ExpEther keeps the native PCI Express connectivity, the PCI Express devices can also be operated as a single system, despite being distributed in different locations connected by Ethernet. This process enables standard PCI Express configurations, interruptions, and hot plugging to be remotely performed with an Ethernet LAN, as if they were connected to a virtual single-hop PCI Express switch.

NEC said its ExpEther 40G technology delivers a compelling solution for real-time Big Data processing and other data center workload acceleration. It does so by enabling the connection of GPGPU, NVMe SSD, or FPGA-based accelerators via an Ethernet connection. NEC has closely collaborated with Xilinx, a fellow ExpEther Consortium member, to validate and enable the ExpEther 40G technology as either an IP core or an ExpEther platform leveraging Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs. NEC launched the IP core business in January 2016.

NEC hopes to develop additional business opportunities by collaborating with OpenPOWER foundation members IBM and Xilinx to increase the scalability of ExpEther technology and the Power8 Processor.

http://www.expether.org/
https://www.necam.com/

Monday, December 14, 2015

U.S. Department of Defense Approves Mellanox 10/40 Gig Ethernet Switches

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has approved the Mellanox SwitchX series of 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switches for use on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) networks. This move comes as a direct result of the DISA awarding Mellanox Federal Systems the Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (UC APL) certification for the Mellanox SwitchX series of Ethernet switches.

“Federal agencies of the U.S. government, specifically the Department of Defense, require the most advanced and high-performance networking solutions available,” said Dale D’Alessio, CEO of Mellanox Federal Systems. “These solutions must also adhere to the strictest security requirements to ensure data protection and guarantee that their system is up and running at all times. The UC APL certification is the latest confirmation that Mellanox has become the leading provider of the world’s fastest and most flexible Ethernet interconnect solutions that can be trusted by federal agencies to deliver unrivaled security and accelerated performance for their data centers.”

This UC APL certification is mandatory for all switch hardware to be sold for use on DoD programs of record and is testimony to the rapidly expanding success of Mellanox’s Ethernet switches being approved for use on large DoD tactical programs. The certification ensures that Mellanox Ethernet hardware can be utilized for the production system of the DoD network and also grants the hardware recognition from additional federal agencies and foreign governments.

http://www.mellanox.com

Monday, November 17, 2014

Crehan: A Surge in 40 Gigabit Data Center Networking Adoption

The adoption of 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) in data centers is significantly accelerating, according to recent and upcoming reports from Crehan Research.

Crehan’s latest server-class adapter and LAN-on-motherboard report shows that 40GbE speeds on these products is already approaching a quarter-million port annual run-rate in 3Q14, and on track to increase four-fold, reaching a million port annual run-rate by 4Q14.

The reports show that Mellanox currently accounts for the majority of 40GbE server adapter shipments, while Cisco is the share leader in 40GbE data center switch port shipments.

“We were very bullish in our outlook for 40GbE data center networking growth in 2014, but results in certain segments of this market are already exceeding our forecast," said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research. "Data center networking traffic demands are so strong in some market verticals that these customers cannot wait to evaluate the upcoming 25GbE and 50GbE options. They need to go ahead and deploy speeds greater than 10GbE right now," he said. "Furthermore, 40GbE is currently benefiting from a window of opportunity where it is a viable server connection as well as a viable data center aggregation and core networking option."

With its prior data center switch report (2Q14), Crehan Research noted that low-priced switches had driven strong data center Ethernet growth. These lower prices are especially pronounced in 40GbE and are helping to drive the much stronger adoption of this technology.

http://www.CrehanResearch.com

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Infonetics: Ethernet Switching Revenue Topped $20B in 2013

Worldwide Ethernet switch revenue continued to grow in 4Q13, up 3% from 3Q13, to $5.4 billion; more important, the market remained positive (+3%) on a year-over-year basis, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.

“2013 was a bumpy year for the Ethernet switch market, but in the end, revenue set another record and passed the $20 billion mark. While 10G was once again the key growth driver, we’re finally seeing this segment mature after a decade, and 40G is now taking over as the new high-growth segment,” notes Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.

Some additional highlights:

  • In general, buyers are shifting their purchases toward switches with advanced capabilities such as management features, power-over-Ethernet, and higher speeds, to deal with the increasing demands that applications are placing on network infrastructure
  • 100G ports shipments once again doubled quarter-over-quarter, and Infonetics expects the 100G market to gain critical mass in 2015
  • North America and China were the top-performing geographies in Ethernet switch sales in 2013
  • Huawei’s Ethernet switch revenue soared 80% sequentially in 4Q13, propelling the vendor into the #4 spot behind Cisco, HP, and Juniper


http://www.infonetics.com

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mellanox Releases 40 GigE NIC for Open Compute Project

Mellanox Technologies is offering its 40GbE NIC as a proposed contribution to the Open Compute Project.

The new 40GbE NIC uses Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 Pro ICs and is designed to meet OCP specifications. It supports RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE).

“Mellanox has been active in the OCP Network Project and has contributed to the open hardware and software model to help achieve OCP’s vision for true open standards and faster pace in network technology innovation,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “We’re pleased to continue our collaborations with Facebook in delivering 40GbE NIC technology to OCP to deliver unmatched performance and rich feature-sets that enable superior data center productivity and efficiency.”

http://www.mellanox.com/page/press_release_item?id=1217

Monday, October 14, 2013

GigOptix Confirms Sole Supplier Status for 40G Supply Contract

GigOptix has become the sole long reach (LR) transimpedance amplifier (TIA) supplier for one of the largest suppliers for fast growing 40 Gbps QSFP+ LR transceivers.

GigOptix said this new supply partnership is with one of the world's largest suppliers of optical communication components and subsystems.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

"GigOptix is pleased to now become the sole independent 40 Gbps LR TIA production supplier to one of the world's largest suppliers of optical communication components and subsystems. This new supply agreement reaffirms our position as the leading industry merchant provider of TIAs to the heavily deployed 40 Gbps QSFP+ LR transceiver market. We have been working very hard to support our partners in delivering quality systems to the market as fast as possible. This hard work has produced an outstanding production shipment volume and has put GigOptix into a leading position in many applications including LR TIAs for transceiver applications," said Dr. Raluca Dinu, General Manager and Vice President of the Optics Product Line at GigOptix.

http://www.gigoptix.com/

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Xilinx Releases Virtex-7 FPGA Kit for 40GbE Designs

Xilinx released its Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit for high-bandwidth and high-performance applications, such as network interface cards for security, network monitoring, and high frequency trading appliances.

The Virtex-7 FPGA kit is aimed at developers needing to prototype their low power, high performance, single-chip PCIe Gen3, 40Gbps Ethernet applications.  The kit provides a fully validated and supported targeted reference design that integrates the entire PCIe Gen3, AXI, Ethernet and DDR3 subsystem with both the HDL and the entire software stack.  An evaluation license of the Northwest Logic DMA IP core is also included in the connectivity kit.

http://www.xilinx.com/vc709

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Proximion Cites Growth in 40G/100G ULH Dispersion Compensation

Proximion, a privately-held company that supplies optical modules and sub-systems based on Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology, reported record sales growth for the six-month period ended June 30 2013, up 78 percent compared to the same period 2012.

Proximion attributed the growth to a large extent to its recently launched DCM-HDC product for ULH 40G and 100G coherent systems.

Tobias Persson, Vice President of Marketing & Sales stated: “We are very pleased with the successful market acceptance of our coherent DCM portfolio but the numbers also reflect the strong demand for new coherent systems, as reported by many industrial analysts.”

http://www.proximion.com/News/Archive/Proximion_reports_record_sales_growth_for_first_half_2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dell'Oro: Ethernet Switch Market to Approach $25B in 2017

The L2-3 Ethernet Switch market is forecast to approach $25 billion in 2017, with future growth to be driven primarily by sales of higher speed Ethernet switches optimized for larger data center deployments, according to a recent report from Dell'Oro Group.  The report expects a quick migration to 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet at the core of the data center.

The report also shows that Fixed and Modular 10 Gigabit Ethernet port shipments are expected to expand beyond the data center to campus devices, such as high-end workstations and 802.11ac access points.

"The data center will be the site of almost all revenue growth during the forecast horizon, as the Cloud forever changes how networks are built.  In general, we are moving toward a period of data center consolidation and change, where there will be fewer, larger, data centers and the ownership of data center equipment will change," said Alan Weckel, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group.  "At the same time, single vendor wins at these large data centers will be sufficient to shift market share in the overall market as well as vendor ranking in individual segments.  We expect many large-magnitude Cloud wins throughout the forecast period and believe a dominant Cloud provider could apply significant pricing pressure on this market and the vendor(s) it selects," Weckel stated.

http://www.delloro.com/

Thursday, June 27, 2013

tw telecom Launches 40G and 100G Business Ethernet

tw telecom officially launched metro 40G and 100G Business Ethernet services in its 75 metro serving areas. The faster speeds complement its current 2.5G and 10G intra-market Ethernet services.  

"The addition of these faster speeds will enable enterprises to more efficiently and effectively connect headquarters, remote offices and data center locations across the metro for a variety of Big Data applications," said Graham Taylor, Senior Vice President for Marketing at tw telecom. "We build our gigabit Business Ethernet services in direct, point-to-point connections so the infrastructure remains highly efficient; enabling customers to get massive transmission speeds to deploy their equipment and solution anyway they need."

http://www.twtelecom.com


  • tw telecom is one of the top three providers of Business Ethernet throughout the U.S., according to leading industry analysts Vertical Systems Group and Frost & Sullivan. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Researchers Achieve 40G Wireless over 1km using 240 GHz Spectrum

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology achieved 40 Gbps line-of-sight wireless transmission over a distance of 1 km using the 240 GHz spectrum band.

Under project "Millilink," the researchers developed electronic transmitters and receivers measuring 4 x 1.5 mm2 using semiconductor technology with high carrier mobility (HEMT), makes it possible to use the frequency between 200 and 280 GHz. The researchers said the atmosphere shows low attenuation in this frequency range, which enables broadband directional radio links.

The wireless transmission system was tested between two tall buildings in Karlsruhe.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

MassBroadband 123 Goes with Ciena for 40G

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) is deploying Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors, to provide  40G connectivity across 120 communities in western and central Massachusetts, as part of a planned state-wide optical network.

The MassBroadband 123 network, which is funded by a combination of federal and state investment, will provide direct connections to schools, hospitals, libraries and public safety facilities that currently lack reliable, affordable Internet services.
 
Funding includes a $45.4 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and $26.2 million from Mass. statewide resources.


Ciena noted that OpenCape, a 350-mile fiber optic network across Southeastern Massachusetts, is also using its coherent optical transport and packet networking solutions. 


Monday, March 11, 2013

Seacom Upgrades African Cables with Ciena


Seacom, which operates submarine cables systems along the coasts of Africa, has selected Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and OneControl Unified Management System for the upgrade of its infrastructure.

The upgrade, which includes key countries in SEACOM’s 17,000km undersea network, including India, Egypt, Dijbouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and South Africa, will initially use Ciena’s 40G coherent transport technology, with ultra-long distance 100G wavelengths planned for future upgrades.

http://www.seacom.mu/

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mexico's Metrored Picks Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform


Metrored has selected Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors to support a new international long-haul link between Mexico and the United States.

The upgraded connection will operate at 40 Gbps with seamless evolution to 100G when needed. This additional capacity will allow Metrored to support the delivery of high-bandwidth applications like high-speed Internet, IPTV, HD programming and mobile video phones.

Metrored, which owns and manages one of the largest networks in Mexico, has been a Ciena customer for many years.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

http://www.ciena.com
http://www.metrored.com

Monday, January 28, 2013

Gigamon Scales Data Center Traffic Visibility with 40Gb Blade

Gigamon is introducing a new high density 40Gb blade, the GigaPORT-Q08, for the GigaVUE H Series Chassis.

Gigamon's flagship GigaVUE H Series can handle up to 2.5 Tbps of monitored traffic, delivering it intelligently to the appropriate application, security, or performance management systems. The new GigaPORT-Q08 blade enables 40Gb scalability in dense data center network architectures, whether end-of-row (EoR) or top-of-rack (ToR) deployments.

Gigamon said its new GigaPORT-Q08 blade offers line rate performance and connectivity with eight 40Gb ports. This allows the new blade to quadruple the 40Gb connectivity density of the GigaVUE H Series while providing high-speed traffic ingress from SPAN ports, inter-node stacking and aggregation uplinks at up to 40Gb. The blade also supports direct-connection to monitoring, management and security tools.  It can also aggregate multiple links with a GigaVUE-TA1 traffic aggregation node, which consolidates multiple low utilization links into "gateway" ports. This aggregation takes place at the top of each rack and then sends the traffic through the 40Gb ports into the GigaPORT-Q08 blade in a GigaVUE H Series Node at the end of the row, resulting in a consolidated and efficient visibility architecture.

"As enterprises and data centers respond to the ever-increasing volume of network traffic and the need to effectively and efficiently manage their environment, they look to Gigamon for a scalable, pervasive, and intelligent monitoring infrastructure.  The new 40Gb solution delivers the next wave in higher density deployments, while also enabling pervasive traffic visibility for monitoring, management and security tools for both physical and virtual networks," said Huy Nguyen, Sr. Director of Product Management at Gigamon.

http://www.gigamon.com/traffic-visibility-fabric

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Chelsio's Terminator 5 ASIC Powers 40G Ethernet iWARP RDMA, iSCSI, TOE, FCoE

Chelsio Communications introduced its fifth generation, Terminator 5 ASIC for delivering 40 GbE speeds in high performance clustering, storage and data networking applications.  The new ASIC simultaneously supports TCP/IP and UDP/IP socket applications, RDMA applications and SCSI applications at wire speed, thereby allowing InfiniBand and FibreChannel applications to run unmodified and concurrently over standard Ethernet.
Chelsio's T5 ASIC is a highly integrated, hyper-virtualized 10/40GbE controller with full offload support of a complete Unified Wire solution comprising NIC, TOE, iWARP RDMA, iSCSI, FCoE and NAT.

By leveraging its protocol-rich high speed network processing architecture, the company said it has been able to achieve both low latency (sub 1usec through hardware) and high bandwidth, limited only by the PCI bus. Furthermore, it scales to true 40 Gigabit line rate operation from a single TCP connection to thousands of connections, and allows simultaneous low latency and high bandwidth operation thanks to multiple physical channels through the ASIC.

Some key features of the T5:
  • PCI Express v3.0 x8 host interface
  • 2xDDR-3 memory interfaces
  • 4x100M/1G/10G or 2x40G Ethernet ports
  • Designed for very low latency, high bandwidth and high packet processing rate
  • NIC/TOE/iWARP RDMA/iSCSI/FCoE/NAT offload
  • TOE/iWARP RDMA/iSCSI/FCoE port to port, and adapter to adapter failover
  • SR-IOV 8PF/128VF + VEPA/VEB 802.1Qbg/h offload virtualization
  • Integrated OpenFlow ready virtual Ethernet switch
  • T10-DIF/DIX protection support for both FCoE and iSCSI
Chelsio notes that its previous generation designs achieved more than 200 OEM platform wins and more than 400,000 ports shipped worldwide. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Selected for Trans-Pacific Cable Upgrade


Alcatel-Lucent has been selected to upgrade a 9,600km trans-Pacific digital submarine cable system that provides direct connectivity from the Japanese east coast to California.  The cable, which is owned by 5 major carriers, originally was designed for an ultimate capacity of 960 Gbps per fiber pair. The upgrade will quadruple its original design capacity by use of Alcatel-Lucent’s advanced coherent technology, delivering an ultimate capacity of up to 4 Terabits per second (Tbps) per fiber pair.

The upgrade is based on the Alcatel-Lucent 1620 Light Manager submarine line terminal equipment using coherent technology at 40G, expandable to 100G, and managed by the Alcatel-Lucent 1350 optical management system.

The solution was demonstrated earlier this year on the trans-Pacific submarine cable system network.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Farice Upgrades Iceland-Denmark Cable to 40G with Ciena

Farice, the main provider of international capacity from Iceland to mainland Europe, is upgrading the DANICE submarine cable system connecting Iceland with Denmark using Ciena's 40G coherent optical transport technology.  The cable system implements Ciena’s GeoMesh networking solution to optimize the cable landing stations for seamless connectivity to terrestrial networks. The upgraded DANICE submarine cable consists of four fiber pairs giving a maximum capacity of 35.2 Tbps.

Specifically, Farice is using Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform for deployment on its 2,295 km long DANICE submarine cable system providing high-bandwidth connectivity between Landeyjar, Iceland and Blaabjerg, Denmark. The network will initially utilize Ciena’s 40G coherent transport technology, with ultra-long distance 100G wavelengths (based on the WaveLogic 3 coherent optical processors) to be deployed in 2013.  It will be managed by Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

http://www.ciena.com
http://www.farice.is


  • In October 2012, Farice announced that BMW decided to move its HPC clusters to data centers in Iceland to take advantage of low cooling costs and renewable energy.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

MAYA-1 Cable Upgrades to 40G with Alcatel-Lucent


The MAYA-1 Submarine Cable System will upgrade from 10G to 40G using Alcatel-Lucent's 1620 Light Manager submarine line terminal equipment with single carrier coherent technology.

MAYA-1 is a submarine telecommunications cable system owned by a consortium of telecom companies. The system, which was originally constructed in the year 2000, connects seven landing points in the Caribbean, including Hollywood, Florida , Cancun (Mexico), Puerto Cortes (Honduras), Puerto Limon (Costa Rica) Half Moon Bay (Cayman Islands), Maria Chiquita (Panama) and Tolu (Colombia) in a collapsed ring configuration.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
https://www.maya-1.com