Coriant Introduces New Open Optical Line Solution Purpose-Built for Long Haul Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Applications

Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical and DCI solutions, has introduced its Coriant 7300 Open Line System (OLS) – a new open optical line solution purpose-built for long haul Data Center Interconnect (DCI) applications.

coriant sdn network solutionsOptimized for ease of deployment with open DCI transponder solutions such as the Coriant Groove G30 Platform, the Coriant 7300 Open Line System (OLS) would enable superior reach performance and stability for long haul open line system applications – as demand for high-capacity connectivity between geographically-dispersed data center sites continues to grow.

Coriant will showcase the new 7300 OLS and its complete portfolio of SDN-enabled Smart Router and Packet Optical Transport Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona from February 27 – March 2 (Hall 2, Stand 2I30).

Currently in customer trials, the new 7300 OLS solution leverages optical layer performance capabilities of the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform, while extending support for core data center equipment practices, including front-to-back airflow and AC power. In addition to a compact and custom-built shelf design that maximizes space utilization and power efficiency, the 7300 OLS solution would enable simplified management and control in third-party, SDN/NFV-managed networking environments via support for Software Defined Networking (SDN) integration – enabled by the Coriant Transcend SDN Transport Controller.

Long Haul DCI Applications

Currently in customer trials, the new 7300 OLS solution leverages optical layer performance capabilities of the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform, while extending support for core data center equipment practices, including front-to-back airflow and AC power. In addition to a compact and custom-built shelf design that maximizes space utilization and power efficiency, the 7300 OLS solution would enable simplified management and control in third-party, SDN/NFV-managed networking environments via support for Software Defined Networking (SDN) integration – enabled by the Coriant Transcend SDN Transport Controller.

The 7300 OLS solution would offer unique differentiation for open long haul DCI applications. This differentiation includes one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of amplifiers that would maximize capacity and reach even under conditions with strong and inhomogeneous optical impairments, and sophisticated optical link control. Coriant optical link control would also ensure robust performance by mitigating the influences of degrading fiber quality or non-ideal fiber types, environmental interference, and other service-impacting transmission challenges.

“Flexibility, openness, and stability are increasingly critical in long haul networks as dynamic and hyperscale traffic flows between data centers drive new design criteria and disaggregated deployment models,” said Stefan Voll, Vice President of Product Management, Coriant. “The new 7300 OLS combines best-in-class optical layer performance with data center optimized features in an open system design to improve DCI performance in long haul transport and ROADM applications.”

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