SEPTEMBER 24, 2007 -- Sycamore Networks Inc. (search for Sycamore) has unveiled its SN 9000 Intelligent Multiservice Switch, a new networking platform designed to address growing demands for flexible bandwidth capacity and service resiliency in metro and regional networks.
Sycamore asserts the platform brings new functionality to multiservice switching â�� including bandwidth capacity licensing, service modularity, and any-service, any-port features â�� in a system designed for applications in the 80- to 320-Gbit/sec bandwidth range. The system is currently shipping to a Tier 1 European wireless operator for production deployment, the company adds.
The SN 9000 is designed to cost-effectively integrate multiple functions in a single, highly compact system. These functions include low-order (VT/VC) and high-order (OC-n/STM-n) switching, add/drop multiplexing, advanced Ethernet services, and integrated optical transport. The platform addresses multiservice aggregation and network migration challenges while leveraging end-to-end networking software to enable service differentiation for fixed-line and mobile service providers, MSO/cable operators, government agencies, and utility network operators, Sycamore says.
Sycamore also claims that the SN 9000 systems architecture provides the foundation for a broad range of intelligent multiservice switching features and benefits, including:
- Any-service, any-port flexibility simplifies circuit/packet service provisioning and improves operational efficiency.
- "Unique," pay-as-you-grow bandwidth licensing reduces initial deployment costs without imposing fixed node or slot configurations.
- In-service scalability from 80 to 320 Gbps facilitates cost-effective expansion.
- Layered service provisioning minimizes operational complexities of new service introduction.
- Converged IP service grooming optimizes bandwidth aggregation and capacity utilization.
- Diverse protection and restoration options -- ring, mesh, and hybrid -- deliver high availability and service resiliency.
- Common networking (BroadLeaf) and management (SILVX) software, shared by all Sycamore optical switches, enhances operational efficiencies and end-to-end service management.
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