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.
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Tags: Bill Gartner, Cisco, Packet Optical Networking Conference, PONC, 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
One of the topics we covered this week at the Cisco Packet Optical Networking Conference was cloud computing. A benefit of cloud computing is that the physical infrastructure – the storage and compute resources – can be located almost anywhere as long as there is reliable network access. Several countries are leveraging their low cost green power to grow their economies with new data center facilities. A publicly announced example of this is Facebook which has built an enormous facility in northern Sweden. Iceland with its cooler temperatures and green geothermal power, plus ideal location between North America and Europe has seen a significant growth in its data center industry. However, being an island nation it faces a challenge to ensure that sufficient cost-effective network capacity is available to connect off-island users with its storage and compute resources.
Farice, the primary provider of networking services to and from Iceland and operator of two submarine cable links to Europe has sought to Read More »
Tags: 100G, 100GE, ASR9000, Cisco, cloud, DWDM, facebook, Farice, Green Data Center, IPv6, PONC, Service Provider
The scale of today’s transport networks and content provider data centers are directly driven by the explosive nature of packet traffic growth. As a result, the demand for 100G and beyond is a key topic in the industry. Cisco’s recent 100G announcement and its industry leading performance for Ultra Long Haul continues to receive significant attention within the service provider community as they consider options for their next generation transport networks.
However, the solution is not only about faster transmission speeds. Service providers must also increase efficiency within their network. Until now, traditional network architectures have inefficiently maintained separate Read More »
Tags: 100G, 400G, Andy Schutz, Cisco, Clarence Filsfils, iOverlay, optical ONS15454, PONC, Service Provider
Customers from around the world are gathered today at Cisco’s campus in Richardson, Texas to kick off the Spring 2012 Packet Optical Networking Conference (PONC). This brings together network operators, large enterprise customers, optical industry leaders, and Cisco solution teams at a three-day event to collaborate on best practices and future requirements in IP and optical solutions. Some of the key themes that will be featured at this year’s event include:
- 40G/100G Coherent DWDM transport over 10G infrastructure: Much of the infrastructure today was designed to support only 10G wavelengths. It is undesirable to cap and start over with new infrastructure that is purpose built for 40/100G. Cisco’s unique Coherent optical transport technology is a game Read More »
Tags: 100G, 400G, Cisco, internet protocol, ip, optical ONS15454, packet optical, PONC, Service Provider