Device is designed to provide greater intelligence about the type of traffic that flows over an optical network

August 21, 2000

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Intel Corporation today unveiled the Intel GigaBlade OC-48 multi-transport optical network access engine. This new device is designed to provide greater intelligence about the type of traffic that flows over an optical network so the service provider that owns that network can provide enhanced services to its customers. GigaBlade-based server cards connect wide area networks (WANs) to metropolitan area networks (MANs) and local area networks (LANs). They provide intelligence to the connections and maximize revenue for service providers through real-time optical network management, provisioning, asset allocation and security. The GigaBlade OC-48 supports virtually any type of network protocol including ATM, packet over sonet (POS), SONET/SDH, or packet over fiber (POF).

The GigaBlade OC-48 enables standard servers to provide visibility into optical networks. "This visibility allows the servers to perform vital functions while coupled directly to the optical network, greatly improving response time and performance," said Tony Stelliga, general manager of Intel's Optical Processor Operation. "We're extending the computing platform into the optical network to enable the next generation of services."

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