Optical transport equipment developer PacketLight Networks has unveiled the PL-2000DC platform. Designed for high-capacity data center interconnect (DCI), metro, and long-haul networks, it can support 16 x 100G LAN and OTU4. Its modular design, with four 400G pluggable drawers and optical modules, thus offers as much as 1.6 Tbps in a 1RU chassis.
The PL-2000DC platform will provide performance monitoring for the line optical transport layer (OTN) as well as the 100G LAN/OTU4 service interfaces, says PacketLight. The optical interfaces and services are interoperable with all third-party switches and routers, the company asserts; this feature helps enable enterprises to grow their infrastructures in a vendor-agnostic environment. According to PacketLight, the PL-2000DC meets market demands for reduced capex and opex thanks to its low power consumption.
"Increasing data transport capacity between data centers is a critical need in many enterprises to support the growing demand for data that must be transmitted at every moment, including video, emerging Internet of Things and other high bandwidth-demanding applications," said Koby Reshef, PacketLight's CEO. "The PL-2000DC provides 200G capacity per wavelength over a single fiber, capable of increasing fiber capacity up to 19.2 Tbps, supporting the surge in demand we are experiencing and is entirely scalable to allow for pay-as-you-grow architecture."
The company's technology is designed to support 400G/600G capacity per wavelength, and up to 2.4 Tbps in 2018, Reshef added.
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