As we look forward to holding our Fall Packet Optical Networking Conference (PONC) in Monza Italy (November 14 and 15, 2012), our thoughts go back to the Spring event earlier this year. Over 150 customers from more than 50 companies attended the PONC in Richardson Texas – a 50% increase over 2011, and we’re expecting another terrific turnout in Italy. The theme in Richardson was Convergence, referring to the elimination of layers (whether those are IP or optical layers), the elimination of interconnects between those layers, and simplifying operations. Our attendees therefore had an early view – a peek “behind the curtain” if you will -- on the concepts and technologies that were key components of the recent Cisco Elastic Core solution announcement which featured our new nLight technology.
Since our customers consistently ask us for Read More »
Tags: Bill Gartner, Cisco, Packet Optical Networking Conference, PONC, Service Provider
If you saw the title of the blog and thought, The Graduate, pat yourself on the back!
- Mr. McGuire: “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.” (or in our case, Elastic.)
- Benjamin: “How exactly do you mean?” (Thanks for asking… let us explain)
Yesterday Surya Panditi, SVP/GM of Cisco’s Service Provide Group discussed the new Cisco Elastic Core solution for the CRS platform. Faster. Bigger. Stronger. Smarter. Innovations such as Cisco nLight Technology for 100G bring a Read More »
Tags: 100G, Bill Gartner, Cisco, elastic core, IPoDWDM, Service Provider
We talked before about how over 150 customers from 50 different network operators and enterprises met last month at Cisco’s campus in Richardson, Texas, to attend the Spring 2012 Packet Optical Networking Conference (PONC). Besides collaborating on best practices and future requirements in IP and optical solutions, attendees also had an opportunity to view Cisco’s extensive “brownfield” 100G DWDM demo setup. It consists of over 1000 km of fiber, with 10G services and shows how we can plug-n-play 100G services onto existing live systems. This is a critical requirement for customers who must maintain business continuity while still upgrading the capacity of the network. It’s also using the same technology we showed with EANTC that could go to Read More »
Tags: 100G, 1T, 400G, Bill Gartner, Cisco, IP+Optical, optical ONS15454, PONC, Ron Johnson, Service Provider