Metro Ethernet networks target of Sycamore Networks Solutions update of SN 9000

May 1, 2013
Sycamore Networks Solutions, Inc., recently acquired by Marlin Equity Partners (see “Sycamore Networks Solutions begins new chapter”), has added Layer 2 packet switching to its SN 9000 Intelligent Multiservice Switching platform. The new Integrated Packet Exchange (IPX) offering extends the packet-optimized service features of the SN 9000 with node- and network-wide Ethernet switching capabilities to support delivery of carrier-class Ethernet services and TDM-based traffic via the same packet-optical transport platform.

Sycamore Networks Solutions, Inc., recently acquired by Marlin Equity Partners (see “Sycamore Networks Solutions begins new chapter”), has added Layer 2 packet switching to its SN 9000 Intelligent Multiservice Switching platform. The new Integrated Packet Exchange (IPX) offering extends the packet-optimized service features of the SN 9000 with node- and network-wide Ethernet switching capabilities to support delivery of carrier-class Ethernet services and TDM-based traffic via the same packet-optical transport platform.

The packet-optimized enhancements enable the SN 9000 to aggregate and switch carrier-class Ethernet services both locally and network wide. When combined with the systems’ ability to aggregate Ethernet and TDM service traffic on the same platform, the IPX eliminates the need for overlay aggregation networks, Sycamore Networks Solutions submits.

Meanwhile, the IPX fully supports MEF-compliant Ethernet services, including Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), Ethernet LAN (E-LAN), and E-Tree services. MPLS-Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) implementation of these service offerings enhances network scalability, simplifies integration with IP/MPLS core networks, and ensures the same level of predictability, reliability, and operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM) capabilities found in traditional transport networks, Sycamore Networks Solutions asserts.

“As demand for Ethernet and IP continues to drive a shift in service traffic across access, backhaul and metro networks, service providers worldwide are looking for cost-effective ways to optimize existing network architectures for the efficient delivery of packet services,” said John Scully, president and chief executive officer, Sycamore Networks Solutions, Inc. “The SN 9000 IPX solution gives our customers a powerful tool to simplify network evolution and expand their existing offerings with a broad range of resilient Ethernet services.”

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