Cisco Optical Networking
Co-Packaged Optics and an Open Ecosystem
The pace of bandwidth growth isn’t slowing down, and each generation draws more power than the last. To address this, the industry needs to move to co-packaged optics. Today we are announcing a collaboration between Inphi and Cisco to drive an open ecosystem around the technology.
A New Capability Of Single-Lambda 100G Technology: 10km Reach
There's a new addition to Cisco's Single-Lambda 100G series of QSFP28 optics that provides 10km reach. It's called 100G LR.
Now You Can Future-Proof Your Data Center With 100G Optics
Optimized for data center applications, the QSFP28 100G DR is the second product in Cisco's Single-Lambda 100G portfolio of pluggable optics.
Fiber Optics Part 3: Fiber Dispersion Will Change The Way You See Your Links
Learn how fiber dispersion properties limit your link data rate and distance.
It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking About Post-Quantum Security
In networking and communication, information security is absolutely necessary when transmitting over any untrusted medium, especially the Internet. Cisco is tracking all of the solutions in this area and will bring to market a flexible solution that will enable our customers to use whatever PQ secure solution they feel more appropriate for them.
What You Need to Know About 800G Signaling For Pluggable Optics
The re-branded Ethernet Technology Consortium has released a specification for 800G signaling. This goes hand in hand with the new QSFP-DD800 form factor MSA.
How to Support Future Traffic Growth: New 800G Optics MSA
The new QSFP-DD800 form factor MSA lays the foundation for 800G Ethernet pluggable optics.
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.
How Network Operators Can Drive Profitable Growth
With more devices connected and more content consumed online, market research on Internet traffic indicates a compounded annual growth rate of 30 percent or higher. Service Providers will make infrastructure investments to meet this demand but must mitigate a flat Average Revenue Per User figure. This blog discusses how network simplification and convergence will allow Service Providers to reduce operating costs and create new revenue opportunities.