Data Center Interconnect

Coriant Boosts Density, Flexibility in DCI Solution

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, today introduced Open Line System (OLS) capabilities for the Coriant Groove G30 DCI Platform that deliver industry-leading density and flexibility in a highly compact and modular 1RU form factor. The open, plug-and-play optical layer solution provides 3X the density over comparable offerings, and gives network operators the ultimate in configuration flexibility to cost-efficiently address diverse Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and metro applications, including coherent and direct detect (PAM4) interconnect.

The Coriant Groove OLS solution simplifies service deployment and accelerates OS integration with open Northbound Interfaces (NBI) using YANG model-based NETCONF and RESTCONF, as well as an easy-to-use Command Line Interface (CLI), web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), and support for SNMP. Designed to support up to 96 channels (wavelengths) in a 1RU form factor with full DWDM terminal capabilities, including all passive and active functions, the Coriant Groove OLS solution sets new benchmarks in flexibility and efficiency. Combined with open management capabilities, the highly compact and modular optical layer enables operators to significantly reduce CapEx and OpEx as traffic demands increase.

Purpose-built as a disaggregated and compact optical layer to manage surging data traffic, the Coriant Groove OLS solution delivers key benefits including:

  • Open line system – prevents vendor lock-in by disaggregating the optical layer from the transmission layer and enables the Coriant Groove OLS solution to be paired with Groove or third-party transmission/transponder layer solutions
  • Industry-leading optical layer density – supports up to 96 channels in 1RU with full WDM terminal functionality, including passive and active optical layer functions, delivering 3X the density over comparable solutions and enabling significant OpEx savings via footprint and power efficiencies
  • Unmatched configuration flexibility – enables “build your own optical layer” based on plug-and- play configurable technology for coherent and direct detect (PAM4) applications; supports a diverse range of optical layer functions in compact modular pluggable formats, including multiplexing/demultiplexing, pre-amplifier, booster amplifier, local add/drop amplifier, optical channel monitoring, optical protection, optical supervisory channel, OTDR, and tunable DCM functions
  • Open management – shares common YANG model-based NETCONF and RESTCONF, and other northbound management and control interfaces with the Coriant Groove G30 DCI Platform for fast deployment and ease of integration into any OS environment,


tojofay 11/17/2016 | 3:16:53 PM
somebody compare this to INFN's solution... ...announced today and set the record straight on " best" please:

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced a number of new platforms within the award winning DTN-X Family designed to power cloud scale networks. With this announcement, Infinera is ushering in the next generation of Intelligent Transport Network architecture that blends the best of web scale technologies with the best of telco-grade technologies, yielding over 50 percent better total cost of ownership (TCO) over conventional networks. 
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