Optimal Solution for Data Centre Connect

Today’s enterprises expect anywhere, anytime access to storage and computing from their service providers. Providers are therefore deploying virtual and shared resources across geographically diverse data centres – all connected with a high-speed, redundant mesh of links. These metro and long-haul links must deliver a high-quality experience to enterprises over providers’ data centre connect (DCC) networks.

Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) is the only technology that enables full network flexibility and adaptability at speeds of 100G and beyond, quick service turnup to meet changing bandwidth requirements, and ultra-low latency connectivity. DWDM offers transport-grade reliability of protocol-independent data to meet DCC requirements for Telcos/MSOs and application and content providers (ACPs). Ultimately, DWDM enables the highest throughput and lowest TCO for DCC.

Alcatel-Lucent is a worldwide leader in optical transport. Using internally developed silicon and technology from Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, the Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) is the first DWDM platform that enables 100G coherent transport on a single-carrier wavelength. The 1830 PSS is a scalable, next-generation DWDM platform that supports data centre aggregation for Ethernet, Fibre Channel (FC) and InfiniBand® data sources. Multiprotocol services can then be dynamically and flexibly transported over metro and long-haul spans, using Tunable and Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers (T-ROADMs) for optical wavelengths. In addition, the 1830 PSS enables converged support of full L2 Ethernet services over the optical network as well as integrated L1 encryption hardware for the secure transport of critical applications.

Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in optical solutions and has the largest deployed base of optical equipment in the world. The 1830 PSS is a best-in-class platform, designed to maximize wavelength utilization levels. This is the DWDM and T-ROADM solution that providers need today for DCC.

Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS for DCC with DWDM