Today, almost all traffic from service providers’ residential and business customers is Ethernet-based. Service providers commonly address growth needs on these networks by increasing capacity with a non-coherent n × 10G DWDM network, adding more 10G Ethernet services as needed. While this solution is viable for the near term, it does not accommodate the need for growth to 100G service. As customers begin to demand 100G, a new coherent 100G DWDM network will be needed, or it will be necessary to grow the 10 GbE network into a 100 GbE network.
The Fujitsu Packet-Driven Networks solution meets growing capacity demands with 100 GbE service delivery. Essentially, the solution disaggregates a typical converged packet optical transport chassis (P-OTS) using 1FINITY™ switch, transport and ROADM blades to deliver multilayer services, together with Virtuora software, to provide software-defined network control.
Versatile, Practical Deployment Options
The Packet-Driven Networks solution can be deployed in a variety of ways, including brownfield networks that incorporate FLASHWAVE 9500 and CDS platforms. The solution easily accommodates current needs while providing flexible, low-risk options for capacity growth.
The following functionality is supported in this release:
In an increasingly competitive environment, providers must deploy larger amounts of bandwidth faster, with a high level of service assurance. However, delivering the needed capacity presents significant challenges. Service providers need a flexible packet-based solution that reduces expense and risk, yet enables adaptive evolution and embraces software-defined management and control.