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Pat Chou

Product Manager

Service Provider - Transceiver Modules Group

Since 2012, Pat Chou has been a Product Manager in Cisco’s Transceiver Modules Group, where he manages pluggable optic transceivers for use in data centers, campus networks, and service provider networks. Prior to joining Cisco he held positions in sales, marketing, and R&D at optical technology leaders Bell Laboratories (now Nokia), JDSU (now Lumentum), and optical technology startups AOptix, Phaethon, and AiDi.

Pat received his PhD and Bachelor’s Degree from MIT, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California, all in electrical engineering. He’s back in school again, sort of, studying improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings and The Upright Citizens Brigade.

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Now! Worry-Free NICs in Your Servers With Cisco Optics

Cisco Optics are now qualified on Cisco UCS servers even when using 3rd party NICs such as those from Intel, Mellanox, and QLogic. This is a significant development for data center operators who are more and more reliant on cables and pluggable optics as SFP and QSFP technology progress, and cloud applications dominate.

Extended Reach 100G Optics – Which One Is Best For Me?

Since the introduction of 100G pluggable optics several years ago, a great variety of reaches and form factors became available. Among the most confusing reaches are the Extended Reach variants. In this blog, we are going to explain what variants are available in the Cisco Optics portfolio, and the differences between them.

Here’s An Easier Way To Upgrade To 400G Optics

Learn how the QSFP28 FR pluggable optic paves the way to 400G upgrades and how it impacts the network performance and deployment process in this next entry in the Single Lambda 100G blog series.

How To Make 100G Pluggable Optics In Massive Volume

Here's how to ensure your 100G optics are forward compatible. It's all about simplifying designs and standards so that manufacturers can support volumes equivalent to today's 10G SFP+ pluggable optics. The key is to use single-lambda 100G.