CALIENT Technologies

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3D MEMS Optical Circuit Switching for Software Defined Data Centers and Transport Networks

The New LightConnect™ Fabric V-Pod Data Center

LightConnect-Fabric-Thumb-web-200The 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

Dashboard-web-200The 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

Hybrid DC Nov 2014 2The 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.

Upcoming CALIENT Events


CALIENT will be at The Presidential Plaza Hotel, Beijing June 16-17