Showing posts with label Router. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Router. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Huawei Intros 4 Tbit/s Line card for NE9000 Backbone Router enabling 80 Tbit/s Capacity

Huawei has unveiled what it claims is the first 4 Tbit/s router line card that enables high density 100 Gigabit Ethernet interface interconnection and equips its NE9000 backbone router to support a total capacity of up to 80 Tbit/s.

The NE9000 platform comprises part of Huawei's CloudBackbone solution, which is designed to provide higher capacity and improved efficiency for core node and data centre interconnection (DCI) applications in cloud environments.

The new Huawei 4 Tbit/s router line cards utilise the latest Solar5.0 network processing chip design and is claimed to deliver the highest density 100 Gigabit Ethernet interface interconnectivity and to help operators to build flattened backbone networks. In addition, as the NE9000 platform provides support for 400 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, end-to-end 400 Gbit/s links can be implemented with transport devices for a simplified network topology.

The NE9000 router provides capacity of up to 80 Tbit/s, enabling support for up to 2 million concurrent online users streaming 4K video and designed to address current and future network bandwidth requirements. The NE9000 also features energy-saving capabilities, with a single device claimed to consume 0.4 W/Gbit/s.

As a core element of Huawei's CloudBackbone solution, the NE9000 is designed to work with the company's Network Cloud Engine to offer centralised control and allow real-time detection of traffic changes on the network, thereby helping operators to implement flexible adjustment of the network and improve network efficiency.

Additionally, the Huawei NE9000 can be separated into multiple virtual devices to enable unified bearing of multiple services and the use of fewer network nodes. Moreover, service isolation can be provided utilising virtualisation technology for enhanced network security and reliability.

http://www.huawei.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Ericsson Debuts 240 Gbps Broadband Network Gateway Router

Ericsson introduced a 240 Gbps 1RU router which supports distributed Broadband Network Gateway (BNG), distributed cloud gateway, distributed provider edge and hyper-scale Open Flow switch with integrated inline high touch applications.

The Ericsson Router 8801 uses an in-house smart network processor SNP 4000 for enabling application-aware and subscriber-aware personalized services.

"Exponential traffic and the growth of over-the-top applications are forcing service providers to scale their network. Router 8801 is cost optimized for disaggregated deployment scenarios which makes it attractive for next generation distributed cloud architecture. With this deployment, network operators will get a solution to efficiently meet rapidly increasing demand for advanced services by supporting today's network requirements and also future growth in terms of speed, devices and applications," stated Arne Sjule, Head of Product Area IP routing, Ericsson.

http://www.ericsson.com

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Finland's Elisa Deploys Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 Core Router

Elisa, Finland’s leading provider of mobile and fixed broadband services, announced a significant network upgrade that includes Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 eXtensible Routing System (XRS) core router, 7750 Service Router (SR) , 7210 Service Access Switch (SAS) family for aggregation, 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) for management and a service portal for provisioning.
 Alcatel-Lucent will also be supplying installation and commissioning, lifecycle program management, operations support and consulting and will manage a seamless migration of network elements and services from its global Migration Operations Centre.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

”Finns use the most mobile data per capita in the EU, which requires us very high standards for being able to fulfill all future needs our customers have. The world of our customers will become even more digital as data centers evolve into cloud services and the use of IPTV services continues increasing. Upgrading our core network to the new generation IP/MPLS network will ensure enough capacity and speed for our customers also in the future," stated Timo Katajisto, Executive Vice President of Elisa.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Friday, August 2, 2013

Brazilian Network Information Center Deploys Cisco 100G IP/DWDM

The Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br) has deployed Cisco 100 Gbps IP and IP/DWDM technologies to expand the PTT.br Internet Exchange’s largest facility.  The deployment features the Cisco ASR 9000 Series router and covers Sao Paulo and other major cities.  The network will include VPLS (virtual private LAN services) and IP over DWDM at 100 Gbps.

The Sao PauloNIC.br PTT.br backbone, which connects more than 400 autonomous systems from Brazilian states and other countries, has seen a significant increase in bandwidth requirements driven by the growing high-speed Internet service and the number of subscribers in the Brazilian market.  Cisco said its upgrade ensures NIC.br can meet its growing Internet Protocol capacity needs without forcing an upgrade to any existing fiber infrastructure.

http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1232779

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Juniper Debuts Ruggedized Router

Juniper Networks introduced its LN2600 ruggedized router for deployment in harsh environments where dust, heavy vibration, moisture and extreme temperatures are often the norm. It could be used for connecting remote telemetry units, surveillance cameras, programmable logic controllers and other intelligent devices.

The router combines switching, routing and security into a single platform, and contains no vents or other openings to keep it dust-free and splash-resistant.

http://forums.juniper.net/t5/The-New-Network/Is-it-Tough-Enough-Juniper-s-LN2600-Takes-Rugged-to-a-New/ba-p/200901


Monday, June 24, 2013

Cisco Boosts its Enterprise Networking Portfolio

Cisco announced a major revamp of its enterprise networking line,  including new and updated Cisco Catalyst switching and Integrated Services Router products.




Cisco, which this year has been updating its entire service provider and enterprise networking portfolio to become open and programmable, said a key objective is to enable applications to get the networking information they need to offer more innovative services to end users with less hands-on administration from IT professionals.

Cisco ONE is Cisco’s portfolio that addresses SDN and, more broadly, incorporates programmability across the network infrastructure to enable innovation, investment protection and lower operating expenses. Within the enterprise, the Cisco ONE Enterprise Network Architecture brings openness and programmability to the campus and branch, making them more agile, high-performance, and application-savvy, all while adding value to existing network resources.

Highlights of the rollout include:

Cisco Enterprise Networks campus and branch innovations include the following:
  • Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL modular switch for the next-generation campus backbone, optimized for 10/40/100 Gbps and based on the Catalyst 6500 for investment protection. The Catalyst 6807-XL is a 7-slot, 10-rack-unit modular chassis with up to 880 Gbps per slot capacity and 11.4TB per port switching capacity.
  • Cisco Catalyst 6880-X semi-fixed switch enhances Cisco’s midmarket portfolio with 10 Gbps advanced services for smaller and mid-size campus deployments. The Catalyst 6880-X is a 3-slot, 4RU switch with 16 fixed 10 Gbps port Supervisor engine and four half slots for optional 10 Gbps or 40 Gbps line cards, supporting up to eighty 10 Gbps ports or twenty 40 Gbps ports.
  • Cisco Catalyst 6800ia Instant Access switch provides programmable, one-touch deployments for simplified Catalyst 6000 campus operations. The Cisco Catalyst 6800ia virtually consolidates access switches across multiple locations into one extended switch, and includes all the feature richness of the Catalyst 6800 and 6500 switches for access networks.
  • Cisco 4500E Supervisor Engine 8E brings Cisco Unified Access to the most widely deployed modular access switch, allowing customers to preserve their wired infrastructure investments by extending common features, resiliency and granular QoS to wireless. The fully programmable Cisco UADP ASIC, introduced in January with theCisco Catalyst 3850 switch, will be featured in the new Cisco Catalyst 4500E Supervisor Engine 8E, extending wired and wireless convergence to chassis-based switches.
  • Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) 4451-AX addresses the needs of the largest, most demanding branch offices, extending the branch router portfolio up to 2 gigabit forward performance with native services and pay-as-you-grow purchase model. ISR 4451-AX enables IT professionals to deploy application services in minutes and includes native WAN optimization with a services aware data plane for LAN-like experience at the branch.
  • Cisco Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 1000-AX provides application services for WAN aggregation by integrating Application Visibility and Control and AppNav with Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS) into the most popular customer configurations.
The product announcements coincide with this week's Cisco Live! event in Orlando, Florida.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cisco Evolves its Integrated Services Router for L4-7

Cisco announced a new Integrated Services Router with Application Experience (ISR-AX), which converges routing, security technologies, and application-level services into a single-box solution for branch offices. The idea is to build on Layer 2 and 3 converged network services with Layer 4 through 7 application services in the enterprise edge router.

The new Cisco ISR-AX solution includes:
  • Cisco 3900-AX, 2900-AX or 1900-AX ISR, based on Cisco's ISR G2 router
  • Cisco security license, including VPN, firewall and intrusion prevention
  • Cisco Services-Ready Engine or maximum RAM
  • Products are configurable for additional network services, computation or storage
All Cisco 3900-AX, 2900-AX and 1900-AX products are currently available. Cisco will extend the AX router family to the Cisco 800 ISR, Cisco ASR1000 and Cisco CSR1000V Series, providing application services for the teleworker, network edge, data center and cloud.

"Because all traffic goes through the router, it offers a streamlined approach for scaling application services to ensure a high quality of experience across the network," said Rob Soderbery, senior vice president, Cisco Enterprise Networking Group (ENG). "With Cisco ISR-AX, Cisco is redefining the role of the router as the application delivery platform and providing our customers with a more affordable solution they can easily deploy across their network."


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Telefónica to Deploy Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 Core Router

Telefónica will deploy the new Alcatel-Lucent 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) in Argentina and the Czech Republic.

Telefónica is one the first service providers worldwide to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's new core router.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

The new 7950 XRS family - based on the company's 400G FP3 chipset – supports five times the density of today’s core routers and slashes power consumption by 66 percent compared to typical core routers. Telefónica also will benefit from a common operating system (SR OS) across the Alcatel-Lucent router portfolio.  The solution  features a common network management system – the 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) – offering seamless support across the 7950 XRS family and the Service Router portfolio.

Enrique Blanco, Telefónica’s Global Chief Technology Officer said: “This collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent is part of a far-reaching network modernization effort which will give us one of the most powerful and efficient IP networks. In order for us to dramatically increase our network capacity and intelligence to address our customers’ fast evolving demands we needed the support of a new, truly disruptive solution. The Alcatel-Lucent XRS met this requirement.”

Federico Guillén, President Alcatel-Lucent Spain and Global Account Manager for Telefónica said: “We are gratified that Telefónica has turned to Alcatel-Lucent to play such an important role in the transformation of their IP networks around the world. With the introduction of the 7950 XRS core router, our IP portfolio offers truly best-in-class capabilities across the board, and we look forward to the opportunity to take Telefonica’s IP network to the next level.”

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com


Thursday, November 29, 2012

NTT Comm Deploys Juniper T1600 Core Router

NTT Communications has deployed the Juniper Networks T1600 Core Router to power its next-generation video transmission system.   NTT Comm is using the T1600's MPLS multicasting capability for high-capacity delivery of high-definition video for customer applications.

NTT Communications, a subsidiary of NTT Corporation -- one of the world's largest telecommunications companies -- provides network management, security and network services to consumers, corporations and governments.

The T1600 boasts 1.6 terabits per second (Tbps) throughput and the ability to forward up to 1.92 billion packets per second.  Juniper noted that the half-rack design of the T1600 combines a small footprint with the industry's best power efficiency.

"To achieve the high-quality of services that our customers demand, we have worked hard to develop new technologies that enable the forwarding of multicast streams to change dynamically and across a wide bandwidth without packet loss. This has been achieved through our discussions with Juniper Networks' developers and engineers in the U.S. and Japan. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Juniper team to support our organization's evolving needs," stated Osamu Nakazawa, director, Innovative IP Architecture Center, NTT Communications.

http://www.juniper.net






Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Brocade Positions MLXe for SuperCore Routing with SDN


Brocade introduced a 24-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) module that enables its MLXe Series routers to scale up to 768 ports of 10 GbE in a single chassis.

Brocade is positioning the MLXe router for large-scale service provider "Supercore" networks and Internet data center cores requiring high port density, scalable MPLS, rich routing and deep buffering capabilities. The platform can be used to create highly scalable BGP-free MPLS "Supercore" networks optimized for high-speed transport and fast convergence. Brocade said that by reducing the number of devices and eliminating IP routing from the core of the network, providers can greatly simplify their architectures and reduce both capital expenditure and operational costs.

The Brocade solution is powered by its fourth generation MaxScale-160 Packet Processors, which pack 1.38 billion transistors using 45nm technology. The router's 10 GbE density can be coupled with Brocade 100 GbE technology to drive next gen core networks.

Brocade is also working to integrate SDN and OpenFlow in the MLXe to control individual traffic flows up to 100 Gbps.  The company said this will maximize network resource utilization and improve traffic control to deliver differentiated SLAs.

For large data centers operators, the 768-port density achieved with the new 24-port 10 GbE module enables consolidation at the core of the network. The Brocade MLXe router delivers advanced Layer 3 switching capabilities and full-feature support for access control, routing and forwarding with 64-port Link Aggregation (LAG) capacity.  The platform complements Brocade VCS Fabric technology running on the family of Brocade VDX switches in the access and aggregation layers.

Significantly, Brocade is offering support for OpenFlow in Hybrid Mode, enabling the 10 GbE and 100 GbE Brocade MLXe solutions to integrate SDN with existing IP/MPLS networks .Brocade ADX platforms are also optimized for SDN, providing an application services fabric with a unified control plane and an API for resource assignment, enabling customized orchestration and provisioning of both physical and logical resources.

"Network operators are challenged to scale their networks and manage increasing complexity -- with more routers, more subnets and massive dynamic flows," said Ken Cheng, vice president of Service Provider and Application Delivery Products at Brocade. "The Brocade MLXe Core Router with the new 24-port 10 GbE module and industry-leading SDN technology will enable them to significantly scale their core networks to do more while greatly reducing network complexity and cost."

Brocade also released new OS software for its ADX Application Delivery Switches, delivering a new multitenancy capability. This carrier-grade multitenant architecture isolates customers or applications with dedicated hardware allocation of application delivery resources. A Brocade Network Subscription capacity-on-demand subscription model that aligns infrastructure cost to business needs, gives providers a highly elastic infrastructure acquisition and deployment model that matches the way they deliver cloud services.

http://www.brocade.com


  • In May 2011, Brocade first introduced its MLXe, featuring a 15.36 Terabits per second (Tbps) fabric for core networks.  The Brocade MLXe router is offered in 4-, 8-, 16- and 32-slot configurations.  Brocade also introduced a Multi-Chassis Trunk (MCT) innovation to simplify data center networks and increase resiliency for customers moving to 10 GbE-enabled servers. In addition, a new Brocade Network Advisor management solution provides visibility for Brocade Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), wireless, Ethernet switching, and MPLS networks.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Vyatta Launches Empowering SDN Initiative

Vyatta introduced its "Empowering SDN initiative" to help enterprises and service providers build an enduring software-defined networking (SDN) strategy.

Vyatta said the significance of its Empowering SDN program is the ability to take steps now, using established protocols like OSPF and BGP, to create agile, capacity-on-demand networks for the future.

In data centers, SDN could allow users to allocate groups of servers on-the-fly . Vyatta's software based routers, firewalls and VPNs enables enterprises to connect and securing these groups. Vyatta's code can be operated as virtual machines (VMs). This approach removes the constraints of a fixed device with a finite, predetermined amount of physical ports and other resources. The Vyatta VM can be replicated and positioned where needed, avoiding network congestion due to unneeded trips out to a central router. Additionally, software-based networks can provide significant savings over a large, proprietary router – leveraging the economies of the x86 architecture.

Vyatta also noted that its software-based networks are built on open source projects, resulting in code that has been downloaded more than a million times and tested extensively in production networks worldwide. Its code has demonstrated interoperability with a wide range of network gear and continues to extend its capabilities, adding to the management and API with a roadmap to include OpenStack, CloudStack and other emerging cloud provisioning tools.

http://www.vyatta.com

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