Infinera Powers Cloud Scale Networks With New DTN-X Platforms

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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. Infinera announced two new platforms, the XT-3300 and the XT-3600 meshponders, as well as significant upgrades to the XTC-4 and XTC-10 Packet Optical Transport Node (P-OTN) platforms. Infinera also announced the MTC-6 FlexILS chassis and 20-port super-channel Flexible Grid Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (FlexROADM), a key element within one of the most widely deployed flexible grid open line systems.
Infinera DTN-X XT-3300 Meshponder
Infinera DTN-X XT-3300 Meshponder
Infinera DTN-X XT-3600 Meshponder
Infinera DTN-X XT-3600 Meshponder
Infinera FlexILS Open Line System
Infinera FlexILS Open Line System

New cloud-based applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), XaaS, video and virtual reality are driving a growing amount of bandwidth across service provider subsea, long-haul, metro and data center interconnect (DCI) networks. As cloud infrastructure expands and networks migrate to a new architecture of Layer C (Cloud Services) and Layer T (Intelligent Transport), service providers need their Layer T networks to adapt to new traffic flows and to support smooth scale-out expansion. These cloud scale networks allow service providers to efficiently address both large N x 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) linear connectivity requirements driven by web scale operators as well as the diverse mesh connectivity requirements driven by more traditional telco enterprise and residential customers. To meet these requirements, service providers need cloud scale networks that are:
  • Scalable and sliceable - multi-carrier super-channel technology delivering massive bandwidth per optical engine along with the ability to use software defined networking (SDN) control to independently tune, modulate and route each wavelength
  • Integrated and disaggregated - integrated dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and switching platforms working in harmony with disaggregated server-like platforms to build the most cost effective networks possible
  • Secure and open - completely open and programmable solutions while featuring in-flight line-rate encryption and other critical security features

The DTN-X Family platforms now integrate the ground-breaking Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine featuring the Advanced Coherent Toolkit. The new server-like DTN-X XT-3300 and XT-3600 are the industry's first meshponder platforms, which combine sliceable photonics and muxponder functionality to deliver hyper-scalability up to 2.4 terabits per second (Tb/s) along with fine-grained granularity for optical mesh networks. The server-like small form factor meshponder platforms, developed from experiences in the web scale market, seamlessly interoperate with the chassis-based DTN-X XTC switching platforms.

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