3D MEMS Optical Circuit Switching for Software Defined Data Centers and Transport Networks
The New LightConnect™ Fabric V-Pod Data Center
The new LightConnect™ Fabric V-Pod Data Center can significantly improve server and storage operational efficiency, resulting in big reductions in data center capital investment. Powered by CALIENT’s S-Series Optical Circuit Switches and the new LightConnect™ Fabric Manager, the V-Pod architecture allows expensive compute resources to be reallocated and shared between Pods in the data center.
The New LightConnect™ Fabric Manager
The LightConnect™ Fabric Manager provides software management of the dynamic optical layer in OCS-powered LightConnect™ Fabric networks. Core functions include a Topology Manager and a Cross-Connect Manager.The Fabric Manager also maintains a consolidated dashboard summary with operational status of all optical circuit switches including alarms, events, and port utilization levels.
The New Generation S-Series Optical Circuit Switch Family
The new switch is optimized for data center applications and features dramatic size and power reduction. The S-Series family has been deployed in the worlds largest cloud data centers and media production networks and builds on CALIENT’s success in Tier 1 Service Provider networks. Available in 320×320 (S320) and 160×160 (S160) port versions, the S-Series product line is the highest density all-optical switch family in the industry.
The New SDN Hybrid Packet-Optical Data Center Network
The explosion of video and handheld computing is driving unprecedented growth in bandwidth demands in data center networks. Software Defined (SDN) Hybrid Packet-Optical networks consisting of both packet based switching and CALIENT’s S-Series Optical Circuit Switches allow data centers to scale 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s network capacity at 5 to 10 times lower cost than pure packet solutions.