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 optical transceivers in IP over DWDM (IPoDWDM) data center interconnect applications in which the optical modules are installed in white box routers controlled by OcNOS.
IPoDWDM sees optical modules plugged into router ports, enabling routers to connect directly to each other without the need for intervening optical transponders. The COLORZ QSFP28 optical transceivers were the first to market for data center interconnect applications (see “Production ramps for Inphi ColorZ pluggable optical transceiver for DCI”). OcNOS is an enterprise and carrier-grade network operating system for Open Compute hardware. It has seen adoption in a number of data center interconnect applications, including the Cassini white box packet transponder within the Telecom Infra Project (see “Edgecore Networks offers Cassini whitebox packet transponder to Telecom Infra Project”).
“Having native COLORZ support available on the IP Infusion OcNOS operating system, will allow customers to deploy cost effective 100G DWDM connectivity using white box platforms and meet their desire for building low cost flexible disaggregated optical network infrastructure,” said Dr. Loi Nguyen, founder, senior vice president, Optical Interconnect at Inphi. “Customers can now de-couple hardware and software in their DWDM network.”
“The qualification of Inphi’s COLORZ will extend the acceptance of white box solutions based OcNOS to a greater customer base allowing multiplexing of high-speed data stream over single fiber and enabling easy scaling of network capacity for DCI,” said Atsushi Ogata, CEO and President of IP Infusion. “Inphi will continue to be a vital partner for us as we continue to expand the NOS functions and support for current and future Inphi and IP Infusion white box solution customers.”
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