Network News: Cisco, Huawei, Juniper
February 23rd, 2012 By: John Rath
Here’s our review of some of today’s noteworthy links for the networking sector of the data center industry:
Cisco delivers 100G at 3,000km distances with no regeneration. Cisco (CSCO) announced the successful demonstration and validation of its coherent 100 Gigabit dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) solution exceeding 3,000 km in reach, without the need for complex Raman optical amplification technology or signal regeneration signals. By getting rid of this regeneration need carriers can add 100G services on top of existing infrastructures originally designed for 10G technology. The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP (Multiservice Transport Platform) can support 42 100G wavelengths in a single bay. The technology demonstration provides a roadmap up to 400 Gbps and up to one Tbps rates using the same advanced signal processing technology acquired in 2010 from Cisco’s acquisition of CoreOptics. The performance was independently validated by the EANTC (European Advanced Network Test Center).
Huawei deploys large 100G WDM network. Huawei announced that it has won a bid to deploy the 100G WDM network for Project 211 (phase 3) of the China Education and Research Network (CERNET). Covering the entire country, the coherent WDM technology based 100G network will be the world’s largest in terms of geographic coverage. Covering metropolitan areas like Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Chongqing the 100G network will be able to offer a 100G network with the capability to offer a bandwidth of 8 Tbit/s over a single fiber, a transmission distance of 11,400 km. ”Huawei’s deployment of the ultra-long-haul network for CERNET is a significant milestone in 100G’s commercialization,” said Cai Changtian, president of Transport Network Product Line, Huawei. “Huawei will continue to make strong contributions to the optical communication industry with consistent innovation and efforts in the optical domain.”
Juniper acquires Mykonos Software. Juniper Networks (JNPR) announced it has acquired Mykonos Software, the leading provider of Intrusion Deception Systems that protect websites and web applications. Mykonos Software’s deception-based technology compliments Juniper’s strong protection for known attacks by actively preventing attackers, learn their behavior and use that knowledge to prevent future attacks. Mykonos provides device level tracking beyond IP address tracking that allows for attackers to be uniquely identified, monitored and blocked. ”We believe the combination of Mykonos’ groundbreaking technology and Juniper’s proven expertise in delivering innovative security products at the largest scale, will enable us to provide solutions to immediate and pressing security threats for the largest enterprises and public sector institutions,” said David Koretz, chairman and chief executive officer for Mykonos Software. ”We are excited about the opportunity to leverage Juniper’s world-class organization to deliver the next generation of application security based on best of breed proactive and preventative technology.”