Optics

Optics in the Data Center: Powering Ever-Increasing Capacity Demands

There is no end in sight to capacity growth demands as the internet continues to explode. Today's blog looks at trends in the data center and how Cisco's optics technologies deliver solutions that meet our customers’ time to deployment, performance, power and cost expectations.

Data Center Interconnect: Trends, Transitions and How Cisco’s Intent to Acquire Acacia Is a Game Changer for the Futur …

Cisco's acquisition of Acacia Communications can help drive industry shifts in Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) for Metro and Long Haul distances covering 10km to 10,000km.

July 9, 2019

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Announces Intent to Buy Acacia Communications; Helping Drive Significant Industry Network Architectural Shifts

Cisco announces the intent to buy Acacia Communications, a fabless semiconductor company, to build an industry-leading portfolio of optical, silicon, and software technologies to advance intent-based networking.

Optics Around the World… of Solutions at Cisco Live 2019

Join Cisco Optics at the SP Power Session, where we will discuss how Cisco is prepared to guide service providers through network transformation -- driven by architectural shifts, 5G, and automation.

October 31, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Maximizing Network Infrastructure Using Flexible Light Orchestration of Wavelengths

Data demands are on the rise, and service providers are looking for ways to maximize their networks. By using a new, flexible control plane, the software-driven network lets providers adjust their bandwidth automatically and take a proactive approach to the typical tradeoffs that exist between capacity and distance in the optical network.

October 25, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Forward Error Correction Enables 40km Reach QSFP28 100Gb Pluggable Optical Transceivers

Forward Error Correction Enables 40km Reach with Cisco QSFP28 100Gb Pluggable Optical Transceivers

February 5, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Fiber. Great In Your Diet. Costly In Your Data Center.

Guest Blog by Pat Chou, TMG Product Manager Since the introduction of the Cisco’s 40G QSFP BiDi (Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggable Bidirectional module), we’ve seen phenomenal growth and adoption. I guess people do see the benefit. What’s that? You haven’t heard? …Ok, let’s say you’re in charge of a data center and your boss reminds you […]

September 9, 2013

DATA CENTER

Storage Distance by Protocol, Part II – Physical Layer

In the second part of the FibreChannel and FCoE distance series, we learn about how the physical layer is critical for understanding storage distances before we ever get to the protocol.