Sunday, March 22, 2015

Corsa Raises Funding for its SDN Platforms

Corsa Technology, a start-up based in Ottawa, raised $16.5 million in Series B funding, for its work in SDN.

Corsa Technology, which was founded in 2013, is focused on delivering programmable, configurable data planes. Its DP6400 product line can be configured multiple networking functions, ranging from Layer 2/3 switching and routing at massive scale, to complex Layer4- 7 aware network elements that allow network orchestration to dynamically adjust data forwarding.

The new funding round was led by Roadmap Capital with participation from all previous investors including Celtic House Venture Partners, BDC Capital and a strategic technology company.

“Corsa is excited to be working with our new investor, Roadmap Capital, as we bring the DP6400™ family of advanced SDN data planes to full commercial release,” said Bruce Gregory, CEO of Corsa Technology. “Corsa has established itself as a leading WAN scale SDN hardware company with our innovative approach to SDN switching and routing, and this round of funding will enable us to grow the company and extend our lead in a multi-billion dollar market. To date in SDN, most of the investment and innovation has occurred on the software side of the equation. We know that WAN scale SDN-capable hardware is necessary to deliver the full value of SDN, and Corsa is filling this void in a unique way”

http://www.corsa.com

Xilinx Releases 100G 802.3bj Reed-Solomon FEC

Xilinx has begun shipping its 100G IEEE 802.3bj Reed-Solomon FEC (RS-FEC) IP for data center, service provider, and enterprise applications.

The 100G RS-FEC LogiCORE IP solution seamlessly connects to Xilinx's integrated or soft 100G Ethernet MAC IP running on Virtex® UltraScale, enabling emerging optical solutions such as SR4, CWDM4, PSM4 or ER4f.

Xilinx is the first to demonstrate a complete 100G RS-FEC IP solution with Finisar and TE Connectivity (TE) optics showcased in multiple demonstrations at OFC 2015,

http://www.xilinx.com/esp/wired/wired_ip_resources.htm#connectivity

Ixia Offers 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Validation

Ixia is introducing a 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) validation solution that builds on its native QSFP28 XcellonTM-Multis 100 GbE load modules to now provide 25GbE speed.

"25GbE is a good example of the networking industry responding to a growing need in an agile manner. With the unprecedented explosion of bandwidth requirements in the data center, new technologies like 25GbE must be deployed very quickly. Ixia is at the forefront of making this happen,” said Sunil Kalidindi, Vice President, Product Management of Ixia. “Ixia has developed the world’s first validation solutions for many Ethernet technologies, including 100GbE QSFP28, 400GbE, and now 25GbE. Ixia continues to be an industry leader in creating the solutions that help our customers develop and deploy Ethernet technologies, and successfully deliver application performance.”

http://www.ixiacom.com/

Thursday, March 19, 2015

@Gigamon: Visibility into Virtualized Environments


Click to see video:  https://youtu.be/KopQRFFV4I4

Maintaining visibility into virtualized environments is essential.  In this video, Ananda Rajagopal, VP of Product Line Management at Gigamon, discusses virtual workload monitoring and what it means for security.

PMC's DIGI-G4 Processor Scales OTN Line Card Capacity by 4X

PMC-Sierra has commenced sampling of its new DIGI-G4 chip -- the industry's highest density 4x100G OTN processor and featuring 50 percent less power per port than the previous generation.

The DIGI-G4 OTN processor, which builds on the success of PMC’s DIGI-120G, enabling the transition to 400G line cards in packet optical transport platforms (P-OTP), ROADM/WDM and optimized data center interconnect platforms for OTN switched metro networks. It increases 10G, 40G and 100G line card port density by 4X with flexible client mapping of Ethernet, storage, IP/MPLS and SONET/SDH, while reducing power by 50 percent per port. DIGI-G4 builds on the IP from DIGI-120G, enabling customers to maintain their rich feature set and software investment, which reduces time to market by up to six months and lowers development costs.

Significantly, DIGI-G4 delivers multi-rate, sub-180ns latency OTN encryption, allowing cloud and communications service providers to ensure security without compromising performance. DIGI-G4 supports sub-wavelength OTN encryption and is compatible with OTN switched networks. PMC said these these capabilities, combined with the densest 10G/40G/100G Ethernet ports, enables a new class of low-power, high-capacity transport platforms optimized specifically for the hyperscale data center WAN interconnect market (see whitepaper).

“Without DIGI-G4 the industry would be challenged to transition to 400G OTN switched metro networks,” said Babak Samimi, vice president of marketing and applications for PMC’s Communications Business Unit. “The world’s leading OEMs are designing around DIGI-G4 because our solution allows them to scale their product portfolios to the highest capacities at half the power per port, while leveraging their existing DIGI software investment. Coupled with new capabilities like OTN encryption, we’re solidifying PMC’s position as the industry leader in OTN processors.”

DIGI-G4 Highlights

  • Industry’s first single-chip 4x100G solution for OTN switched line cards
  • Integrated 100G Gearbox for direct connect to CFP2, CFP4 and QSFP28 transceivers
  • Industry’s highest density 10G, 40G and 100G multi-service support, including Ethernet, storage, IP/MPLS and SONET/SDH
  • Industry’s first sub-wavelength OTN encryption solution to secure the cloud
  • Industry’s first 25G granularity flexible framer to DSP interface providing scalable line-rates to match the programmable modulation capabilities found in next-generation Coherent DSPs
  • Multi-chip Interlaken interconnect solutions for scalable compact chassis data center interconnect applications
  • High performance OTN-SDK with adapter layer software accelerates customer time to market

The PM5990 DIGI-G4 is sampling now.

http://www.pmcs.com/OTN

F5 Delivers LineRate Point Virtual Load Balancer and Volume Licensing

F5 has released a virtual "LineRate Point" Load Balancer that delivers massive scalability and rapid deployment for cloud service providers and enterprise Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) environments.  The layer 7 load balancing solution is aimed at customers with large volumes of applications that require foundational load balancing and application proxy capabilities.

F5 said LineRate Point Load Balancer’s lightweight architecture reduces the impact on compute, memory, and storage resources in cloud, hybrid, and enterprise data center environments—making it an ideal solution when basic load balancing, application proxy, high availability, and SSL capabilities are needed.

In addition, F5 is now offering a Volume Licensing Subscription to customers that require large volumes of virtual application delivery solutions and services. BIG-IP virtual editions and LineRate Point Load Balancer can be deployed in private or public cloud environments under the new Volume Licensing Subscription.

“LineRate Point Load Balancer and Volume Licensing Subscription enable customers to scale virtualized application services at the correct scope and pace for their initiatives,” said Ryan Kearny, SVP of Product Development at F5. “F5’s streamlined Good, Better, Best purchasing model and cloud licensing options provide considerable savings compared to adding individual services a la carte. With F5’s software-based solutions, customers can efficiently build out their public/private cloud and data center environments with ultimate flexibility.”

https://f5.com/about-us/news/press-releases/f5-software-solutions-deliver-lightweight-cost-effective-services-to-thousands-of-applications

Orange Business Launches SDN+NFV Pilot for SMBs

Beginning next month, Orange Business Services will be conducting a pilot deployment of virtualized network functions for small and medium enterprises (SMBs).

Orange Business Services confirmed that around ten SMBs (with up to ten sites) will test an SDN-enabled system that lets users manage their Intranet and Internet service in real-time. Users will be able to order and customize new virtualized application services of their choice: Internet content filtering, advanced security and antivirus. Orange has an SDN controller to managed the virtualized services.  Pilot companies will receive advanced support services from the project team. The trial is expected to last for a year.  Orange Business is aiming to launch a commercial service in 2016.

This pilot project is part of a larger program named "SDN for Business" dedicated to formalizing and implementing Orange Business Services' SDN strategy. SDN is among the top priorities of the Orange Group in defining its network evolution strategy.

http://www.orange-business.com

Juniper and Mirantis Extend SDN Partnership

Juniper Networks and Mirantis announced an expanded engineering partnership to integrate the Mirantis OpenStack distribution with Juniper Contrail Networking, a standards based SDN solution for enterprise and service provider customers. Mirantis OpenStack also supports and interoperates with OpenContrail, an open source SDN solution. The companies have published a reference architecture for deploying and managing this joint solution.

The reference architecture is validated for Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 (based on OpenStack Juno), with Juniper Contrail Networking. Mirantis and Juniper plan to release a Fuel plugin in 2Q 2015 to further automate and simplify deploying and managing large-scale OpenStack clouds.

“Mirantis is the go-to vendor for building an OpenStack cloud. Integration of Mirantis OpenStack with Juniper Contrail Networking gives the enterprise-grade support that customers expect for large-scale open-source cloud deployments,” said Ankur Singla, corporate vice president and general manager, Cloud Software at Juniper Networks. “By providing developers, partners and customers a proven, open-source reference architecture, together Mirantis and Juniper will help accelerate adoption, foster new innovation and help customers realize the benefits of SDN more quickly.”

https://www.mirantis.com/partners/mirantis-technology-partners/mirantis-partners-juniper/
http://www.juniper.net

Northrop Grumman Selected to Protect DISA-Managed Networks

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded a task order to Northrop Grumman to continue its lead role on the Acropolis and Sensor Operations program - a capability that protects DISA-managed networks from cyber-attack and provides global cyber situational awareness for these networks.

The award, which is worth up to $73.6 million over four years, covers operational services that support DISA's overarching Acropolis mission (formerly know as the Centaur program), which is to protect and defend the DOD Information Network. Northrop Grumman will continue providing secure, consolidated, and integrated defensive cyber operations and a global cyber situational awareness environment to network defense analysts so they can better protect and defend the DOD Joint Information Environment (JIE), DOD Enterprise Services, and the DOD Information Network (DODIN).

http://www.northropgrumman.com

DT Launches DNS Service Resilient to DDoS

International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom, is launching a new Domain Name System (DNS) service called ICSS Route that is to be resilient against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

ICSS Route is based on global DNS network and intelligent routing capabilities, which ensure fast response times, low latency and reliable access from anywhere in the world. It also incorporates monitoring of server performance, availability and traffic management. As ICSS Route is authoritative-only, it does not operate in the recursive mode and is therefore immune to cache poisoning attacks and other risks. The fully RFC compliant solution can be run as either a managed or secondary DNS service and is available via a set of public APIs or over the ICSS CDN Web portal.

Stephan Schr√∂der, Vice President Internet & Content at ICSS said, “ICSS Route was built to cope with all the problems other systems can’t handle. It is a dedicated, enterprise-grade platform with extremely high performance, availability and security. Because it’s scalable and requires no up-front investment, it is also very cost-effective.”

http://www.cdn.telekom-icss.com

Telefónica Hits 10 Million M2M Connections

Telefonica’s now has over 500 enterprises using its Smart m2m solution worldwide, for a total of over 10 million connections.

The Smart m2m solution, which was developed and built with Telefonica’s own assets and resources, incorporates advanced features such as real time consumption monitoring, supervision and global tracking. The solution also offers fraud detection functionalities such as the ability to restrict communication between a list of given devices, whilst also providing flexible communication plans.

http://pressoffice.telefonica.com/

Russia's MegaFon Picks Nokia for LTE

MegaFon awarded a seven-year contract to Nokia Networks to upgrade its nationwide network in Russia.

Under the deal, Nokia Networks will supply its Single RAN technology for greater capacity, higher data rates and low latency. Subscribers in Moscow, Central and Caucasus regions will be first to enjoy the LTE services.

http://networks.nokia.com/news-events/press-room/press-releases/megafon-selects-nokia-networks-to-build-its-4g-lte-network

http://www.megafon.ru/

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Gigamon - Visibility into VoLTE



Click for 3-minute video: https://youtu.be/-Gmecgbqifg

VoLTE brings great audio for users but carrier implementation raises many technical challenges. In this video, Andy Huckridge, Director of Service Provider Solutions at Gigamon, explores some of the issues surrounding the deployment of VoLTE.

Broadcom's Next StrataDNX Packs 100 Tbps of Switching Capacity

Broadcom introduced its next generation the StrataDNX ("Dune") family of switch system-on-chip (SoC) devices for optical transport, carrier Ethernet, edge and core routers, data center cloud and enterprise campus market segments. Sampling is underway.

The new switching StrataDNX  silicon, like Broadcom's StrataXGS Trident and Tomahawk switchhing families, are designed to power the next wave of network equipment with a higher port density, lower power consumption and greater subscriber scale in a smaller physical system size.  The company said its StrataDNX breaks new ground as the first to provide 800 Gbps packet processing per device at a high interface bandwidth while integrating a scalable multi-terabit switch fabric, hierarchical traffic manager, external packet buffer memory and advanced packet processing.

The 28 nanometer (nm) StrataDNX family supports pre-standard implementation for 25 and 50 Gigabit Ethernet, enabling direct connectivity to the Broadcom BCM56960 Tomahawk switch SoC. The devices support external DRAM-based packet memory offering up to 300x more traffic buffering compared with on-chip memory, enabling zero-packet-loss in heavily congested networks.  They also offer on-chip hierarchical traffic management ensures per-subscriber bandwidth guarantees, required by carrier networks to deliver on service level agreements (SLAs).

StrataDNX Family Key Features

BCM88370 and BCM88670

  • Up to 800 Gbps forwarding capacity per device
  • Advanced, flexible and configurable packet processor
  • Integrated accelerators for carrier service management
  • Carrier feature support including Ethernet OAM, MPLS, VPLS
  • Integrated hierarchical traffic manager with support for thousands of flows
  • External packet buffer memory supporting DDR4 or GDDR5 DRAM
  • Data center virtual network tunneling including VXLAN, NVGRE and Geneve
  • Support for 10 GE, 25 GE, 40 GE, 50 GE, 100 GE Ethernet port interfaces
  • Support for 200G-400G Interlaken port interfaces
  • IEEE 1588 network timing engine

BCM88770

  • Chassis switch fabric supporting 3.6 Tbps per device
  • Single-stage interconnect for up to 144 BCM88670 devices
  • Dual-plane Ethernet/optical switch fabric
  • Backwards compatible to legacy DNX switch fabric chipsets

"With the addition of our latest StrataDNX products to our switch portfolio, Broadcom is delivering the most comprehensive switching platform in the industry," said Ram Velaga, Broadcom Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Switch. "These devices will change the way customers build and deploy networking equipment by providing a unique combination of advanced core features at a level of high bandwidth integration never before possible."

http://www.broadcom.com/press/release.php?id=s902223

In September 2014, Broadcom introduced its next-generation, StrataXGS "Tomahawk" switch, packing 2 Tbps of switching performance in a single chip that is capable of supporting 32 ports of 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 64 ports of 40GE/50GE or 128 ports of 25GE.

The new chip, which represents the 7th generation of Broadcom Ethernet switching silicon, is designed for the programmable fabrics needed in next-gen, cloud-scale data centers. 

The StrataXGS Tomahawk Series is powered by more than 7 billion integrated transistors in 28nm. It supports new 25GE and 50GE protocol standards, and is the first chip to scale to 32-ports of 100G on a single device.

Significantly, Tomahawk implements Broadcom's FLEXGS and Smart-Flow technology, enabling the switch to be software configured for specific policies while preserving deterministic latency. The new design brings a 12X increase in application policy scale compared to previous generation switches, along with increased flexibility of packet lookups and key generation, and rich load balancing and traffic redirection controls. This supports an extensive suite of user configurable functions for flow processing, security, network virtualization, measurement/monitoring, congestion management and traffic engineering.


  • In November 2010, Broadcom introduced its BCM88600 series Ethernet switching silicon designed for modular switching platforms with capacity ranging from 100 Gbps to 100 Tbps. The BCM88600 series integrates the features and functionality of an entire high-performance line card into a single chip, thus enabling a new generation of ultra high bandwidth networking solutions. The new silicon integrates switch fabric technology from Dune Networks (acquired by Broadcom in December 2009 for $178 million) into the Broadcom product portfolio.

Microsemi to Acquire Vitesse Semiconductor

Microsemi Corporation agreed to acquire Vitesse Semiconductor for $5.28 per share in cash, a premium of 32% on the average closing price of Vitesse's shares over the 30 trading days, and representing a transaction value of approximately $389 million.

Vitesse (Nasdaq: VTSS) offers a portfolio of high-performance semiconductors, application software, and integrated turnkey systems solutions for carrier, enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) networks worldwide. Key markets include network infrastructure for mobile access/IP edge, enterprise cloud access, and industrial-IoT markets. Vitesse is headquartered in Camarillo, California.

Microsemi (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers semiconductors and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.

Microsemi said it expects the acquisition to be $0.16 to $0.20 per share accretive in its first full fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.

"This acquisition is further evidence of Microsemi's continuing commitment to grow as a communications semiconductor company," stated James J. Peterson, Microsemi chairman and CEO. "Vitesse's highly complementary technology suite will expand our product offering and accelerate growth with differentiated technology in emerging markets, while benefitting from the increased scale, consolidated infrastructure and cost savings of the combined entity."

"The proposed acquisition of Vitesse by Microsemi will create a powerful combination," said Chris Gardner, Vitesse's chief executive officer. "I believe Microsemi will be able to leverage Vitesse's Ethernet technology and capabilities further into the communications market and has the scale to implement the adoption of our industrial IoT strategy."

http://investor.vitesse.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=902204
http://www.microsemi.com/

Microsemi's recent acquisitions include:

  • Centellax,a supplier of high-speed analog and RF semiconductor products for the optical communications and Ethernet datacom markets, September 2014.
  • Mingoa, semiconductor IP for hardware accelerated Ethernet OAM and embedded tests, July 2014
  • Symmetricom, highly precise timekeeping technologies and solutions, November 2013
  • Maxim Integrated Product’s telecom clock generation, synchronization, packet timing and synthesis business, January 2012
  • Zarlink Semiconductor, mixed-signal chip technologies for a broad range of communication and medical applications, including timing solutions that manage time-sensitive communication applications over wireless and wired networks, October 2011
  • Actel, low power FPGAs, mixed signal FPGAs, and programmable logic solutions, November 2010.

ADVA's NFV Strategy Builds on its Carrier Ethernet Portfolio

ADVA Optical Networking is preparing to introduce a number of new network Interface Devices (NIDs) as part of its newly unveiled Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) strategy.  The plan is to leverage the ADVA FSP 150 Carrier Ethernet portfolio to support virtualized customer premise equipment and to create virtualized radio access backhaul networks.

The company said its approach to NFV enables essential functions, such as advanced operations, administration and maintenance, to bridge the gap between virtual and physical network functions and to assure maximum network performance independent of the software appliances running on top. The company’s open architecture is fully standardized and not limited to vendor-specific orchestration solutions.

“The migration to a service-centric network has profound implications on the functions that various network elements need to provide,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. “Replacing single-purpose hardware appliances with network-based software functions is not a small task. In particular the NID-space is undergoing significant change, leading to a new set of functional requirements. Advanced service assurance, security and openness are the cornerstones of successful NFV implementations. Our NFV strategy was defined and sharpened by intense cooperation as well as early demo testing with leading technology providers, operators and also proactive engagement with standards bodies and industry forums.”

http://www.advaoptical.com/en/newsroom/press-releases-english/20150318-adva-optical-networking-unveils-nfv-strategy

Twin Prime Raises $9.5M for Mobile Data Delivery Optimization

Twin Prime, a start-up based in Redwood City, California, emerged from stealth and announced a $9.5 million Series A funding round for its work in mobile data delivery optimization.

Twin Prime has developed a mobile application acceleration solution for the delivery of dynamic, static and encrypted content on both cellular and Wi-Fi networks. The company claims it is 3X faster for images and 2X faster for video.

The solution does not rely on caching, compression or content modification. It works with current CDNs. Twin Prime's Global Location and Context-based Acceleration Strategy (GLAS) technology utilizes automated hypothesis testing to achieve real-time automatic selection and deployment of optimization strategies customized for specific mobile network characteristics and operating conditions including device, application architecture, network type, quality and location.

“Our customers see increased user engagement on their apps all across the world over both Wi-Fi and cellular networks. What they like about Twin Prime is the ability to optimize and customize acceleration strategies to every app session as its being used,” said Kartik Chandrayana, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Twin Prime. “We are dedicated to providing the next-generation mobile experience. It’s where business has evolved and it’s a greenfield opportunity that we are ready to deliver on.”

The new funding was led by DFJ and True Ventures with participation from Milliways Ventures and Moment Ventures.

http://www.twinprime.com


  • Twin Prime was founded by Kartik Chandrayana, who previously led engineering teams at Blue Coat Systems and Cisco Systems, and Satish Raghunath, who previously held technical and engineering positions at Juniper Networks and Nortel Networks.

CenturyLink Brings its Cloud to Singapore

CenturyLink announced the availability of its public cloud platform to Singapore.

The CenturyLink Cloud – available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany - delivers enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security backed by its global network.

“The launch of a CenturyLink Cloud node in Singapore further enhances our position as a leading managed hybrid IT provider for businesses with operations in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Gery Messer, CenturyLink managing director, Asia Pacific. “We continue to invest in the high-growth Asia-Pacific region to meet increasing customer demand. With a deep product portfolio across infrastructure, applications, services and geographies, CenturyLink optimizes complete solutions for customers, while offering a single point of accountability.”

CenturyLink recently expanded its managed hosting services into China and made its new Private Cloud service available in all 58 of its global data centers.

http://www.centurylinkcloud.com

OpenPOWER Shows Prototypes for Next Gen Data Centers

The OpenPOWER Foundation – an open development alliance based on IBM's POWER microprocessor architecture - showcased a number of products and prototypes for next gen data center systems based on the POWER8 microprocessor.

Some highlights:

  • Prototype of IBM’s first OpenPOWER high performance computing server on the path to exascale – IBM and Wistron are jointly developing the first OpenPOWER-based high performance computing server using technology from NVIDIA and Mellanox. The system will be the debut offering in a series of solutions to be introduced as part of IBM's OpenPOWER technical computing roadmap, which includes IBM’s future delivery of two systems to Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The systems are predicted to be five to 10 times faster than today’s leading supercomputers.


  • First commercially available OpenPOWER server, the TYAN TN71-BP012 – With planned availability in the second quarter of 2015, the TYAN TN71-BP012 servers are designed for large-scale cloud deployments and follow Tyan’s highly successful OpenPOWER customer reference system introduced in October 2014. IBM will be among the first to deploy the new servers as part of its SoftLayer infrastructure, utilizing them for a new bare metal service offering.
  • First GPU-accelerated OpenPOWER developer platform, the Cirrascale RM4950 – The Cirrascale RM4950 is the result of collaboration between NVIDIA, Tyan and one of the OpenPOWER Foundation’s newest members, Cirrascale. Immediately available for order and shipping in volume in the second quarter of 2015, the platform supports the development of GPU-accelerated big data analytics, deep learning, and scientific computing applications.
  • Open server specification and motherboard mock-up combining OpenPOWER, Open Compute and OpenStack – Rackspace, a managed cloud company, revealed an open server design and prototype motherboard, combining OpenPOWER and Open Compute design concepts. The new design, targeted to run OpenStack services and be deployed in Rackspace data centers, will draw upon a wide range of open innovations to deliver users improved performance, value, and features.


“Since our first public event just under one year ago, the OpenPOWER Foundation has expanded dramatically and enabled the development of a new breed of data center technology products worldwide,” said Gordon MacKean, OpenPOWER Foundation Chair. “Through our members’ individual and collective efforts we are positively changing the game, delivering innovations that advance data center technology, expand choice and drive market efficiency.”

The OpenPOWER Foundation noted that the organization has grown to more than 110 businesses, organizations and individuals across 22 countries.  The OpenPOWER Foundation also announced the formation of the OpenPOWER Advisory Group, a formal mechanism for engaging with other open development organizations. Inaugural members of the Advisory Group represent the Linux Foundation, the Open Compute Project and the China POWER Technology Alliance (CPTA).

http://www.openpowerfoundation.org

Avago Delivers New 100G Optical Transceivers for Data Centers

Avago Technologies announced sampling of its 100G QSFP28 SR4 and CFP4 LR4 transceiver module devices, the AFBR-89CDDZ and AFCT-8450Z, respectively.

The AFBR-89CDDZ QSFP28 transceiver is designed for 100GbE short-range data center interconnects, compliant with IEEE 802.3 100GBASE-SR4 and 100m multi-mode fiber media.

The AFCT-8450Z CFP4 transceiver is designed for 100GbE long-range data communications, compliant with IEEE 802.3 100GBASE-LR4 and 10km single mode fiber media. The AFCT- 8450Z is also compliant to OTN/OTL4.4 data applications.

“Avago is the industry leader in providing high-speed optical interconnects utilizing proprietary short-wave parallel optic and long-wave WDM technologies. The availability of 100G QSFP28 and CFP4 transceivers shall enable broad adoption of 100GE fiber links for data centers and accelerate the transition of data networks to 100G speeds to meet the ever increasing demand for bandwidth”, said Philip Gadd, senior vice president and general manager of the Fiber Optics Product Division at Avago.

http://www.avagotech.com/pages/en/press/100g_qsfp28_sr4_and_cfp4_lr4_transceivers/