ONF is actively pursuing optical disaggregation for DCI. The service providers’ and members’ requirements, a use case overview, and implementation details are described in ONF’s Open Disaggregated Transport Network (ODTN) Reference Design.
Nokia says it has conducted a trial of its Fixed Access Network Slicing (FANS) technology with Ogero of Lebanon. The technology enables creation of virtual “network slices” that Ogero can partition among wholesale customers for its FTTH infrastructure.
The standard, now in the final phase of its approval process, describes the requirements for an application-aware, over-the-top WAN connectivity service that uses policies to determine how application flows are directed over multiple underlay networks.
Network software vendor IP Infusion says it has qualified Inphi’s (NYSE: IPHI) COLORZ 100 Gigabit Ethernet PAM4 optical transceivers for use with its OcNOS network operating system. The qualification enables use of the COLORZ transceivers in IP over DWDM.
The partnership will pair Tata Communications’ IZO cloud enablement platform with Cisco’s SD-WAN capabilities to enable enterprise customers worldwide to move from legacy networks to a secure, customized multi-cloud native hybrid network.
Through a combination of artificial intelligence and the ability to leverage other Blue Planet software tools, PNO can help network operators void up to 95% of fiber network outages detectable via Ethernet and optical loss of signal (LOS) anomalies.
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) says it will supply a pair of software applications from its Transcend software suite to Verizon to help the service provider migrate the TDM-based portions of its network to an Ethernet-based approach as part of its Intelligent Edge Network effort. The apps are part of Infinera’s Cognitive Networking initiative.
Data center service provider Cologix now offers customers connectivity to major cloud services providers through the software-defined networking (SDN) enabled Cologix Access Marketplace. The new platform launches with the ability to supply a virtual cloud on-ramp to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute. Cologix says it will expand the list of available cloud service providers “soon.”
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) says its Blue Planet division has supplied inventory and service orchestration platforms to FiberLight. The metro and long-haul fiber network service provider will use Blue Planet Inventory (BPI) and Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO) to automate service provision across its 14,000-mi multi-vendor fiber-optic network.
Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) says it has supplied its CFP2-DCO coherent optical transceivers to Chinese internet content provider Tencent for a lab demonstration of 200-Gbps wavelength transmission over open line systems. Tencent plugged the coherent modules into switch platforms, then transmitted multiple 200-Gbps wavelengths over 80 km using the OPC-4 open line system that Tencent designed.