3D MEMS Optical Circuit Switching for Software Defined Data Centers.
The new switch is optimized for data center applications and features dramatic size and power reduction. The S320 family has been deployed in some of the worlds largest cloud data centers and builds on CALIENT’s legacy of success in Tier 1 Service Provider networks.
Hybrid Packet-Optical Networks – The New Datacenter Architecture
The explosion of video and handheld computing is driving unprecedented growth in bandwidth demands in datacenter networks. Hybrid networks consisting of both packet based switching and CALIENT’s S320 Optical Circuit Switch under an SDN controller allow datacenters to scale 40Gb/s network capacity at 5 to 10 times lower cost than pure packet solutions.
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.