3D MEMS Optical Circuit Switching for Software Defined Networks and Data Centers.
The new switch is optimized for data center, cloud computing, and service provider applications and features dramatic size and power reduction. The S320 builds on CALIENT’s legacy of successful deployments in Tier 1 Service Provider and Government networks.
Optical Circuit Switching for SDN Networks
The explosion of video and handheld computing is driving unprecedented growth in bandwidth demands in service provider and datacenter networks. New network technology deployments need to be able to scale quickly and support on-demand topology reconfiguration to optimize utilization of network and computing resources.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) is emerging as a solution to these challenges. In these new networks, business process demands will determine how data traverses the network, and control of packet routing decisions and bandwidth resources will move from hardware equipment vendors to network architects and operators who will manage the network with centralized SDN controllers. Another key attribute of SDN will be the convergence of packet and circuit switched networks.
CALIENT’s Optical Circuit Switching technology supports managed evolution from current architectures to SDN by enabling software controlled configuration and management of all fiber-optic connectivity between switches, routers, servers and storage devices within datacenters and across metro or wide area networks. The technology is transparent to data speed, and is protocol agnostic, thus it offers very high bandwidth and configuration flexibility as networks grow in speed to 40Gbps, 100Gbps, and beyond.