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8/1/2016 | 12:50:24 PM
Re: Differentiation in DCI
5/29/2015 | 3:02:42 PM
Re: Differentiation in DCI
Ciena followed up with more info a few days ago, and I've neglected to post it. Company statement: "Waveserver features flexible client interfaces, allowing the mixing and matching of 10G/40G/100G with a smooth transition between rates through the ease of use of QSFP and QSFP28 pluggables. If you'd like additional background we do have a data sheet on this product that you can check out here: http://www.ciena.com/resources/data-sheets/Waveserver.html?src=waveserver."
5/21/2015 | 1:15:10 PM
Re: Differentiation in DCI
Ciena did describe moving between 10G/40G/100G as a "plug change," thoough I will see if I can get a more in-depth explanation.

Re: the N-Series, Ciena wanted no part of comparing/contrasting the two products, but I agree with dwx, N-Series seems to have a pretty limited future as the companies combine, unless someone comes up with a reason why/how they can co-exist.

Re: differentiation, Emulation Cloud could prove to be an interesting change-up in the DCI market, or at least stir some application development around Ciena's product.

5/20/2015 | 10:34:58 AM
Re: Differentiation in DCI
So it's basically the same as the N-series, but the N-series IMHO is a better box because it's modular.   It's actually four slots with the initial 2x100G/200G 16-QAM card being two slots.  However, the box can support single slot and 4-slot cards.   IMHO with this you are probably overpaying because everything is fixed and you either have 100G or 10/40G ports you can't use.   

Nevertheless, I see the Cyan N-series going the way of the dinosaur with the acquisition, for pure 100G they are exactly the same thing.  
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5/20/2015 | 10:01:51 AM
Differentiation in DCI
Withb the market so crowded, every vendor will need some sort of diffrentiation. 

Is this the killer differentiation? Let's see...

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