Cisco Unveils New Elastic Core Networking Capabilities for its MPLS Solution
Recently, Cisco (News - Alert) unveiled some brand new elastic core networking capabilities that can be used in conjunction with any MPLS solution, enabling service providers to cost-effectively launch and scale revenue-generating services within minutes instead of months.
The new offering includes the industry's first integrated coherent 100 Gbps Internet protocol over dense wave division multiplexing (IPoDWDM) and Cisco's new nLight technology for its carrier routing system.
"Service providers and large educational and research networks around the world are preparing for the next-generation Internet and the increasing demand for video, collaboration, and distributed computing,” said Bill Gartner (News - Alert), vice president and general manager, high-end routing and optical group, Cisco, in a statement.
“Innovations in 100 Gbps coherent IPoDWDM and Cisco nLight technology are a testament toCisco's commitment to leading the industry in both Internet Protocol and optical technologies," research firm Gartner added.
The Cisco nLight technology converges IP and optical transport networks by introducing programmability to minimize network complexity, while maximizing service intelligence and monetization opportunities. This capability significantly reduces network total cost of ownership and is a key element of the Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) framework. Cisco ONE fully integrates an operator's underlying network infrastructure with application environments, creating opportunities to deliver application-specific services.
Further CESNET, the national research and education network which connects close to 100 science, research and education institutions in the Czech Republic, is now seamlessly transitioning to the Cisco CRS with 100 Gbps coherent IPoDWDM solution, using Cisco's nLight technology.
"CESNET is very happy to be the first customer to deploy Cisco's nLight silicon, enabling 100 Gbps IPoDWDM in a production network. IPoDWDM is a very innovative technology that will serve as the foundation for our high-speed data services, while helping us reduce network costs and improve network operations,” commented Jan Gruntorad, managing director and member of the board of directors, CESNET.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein