Coriant redefines data center interconnect with game-changing 1RU open line system

Open, Plug-and-Play Optical Layer for Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform Delivers 3X the Density over Comparable Solutions and Unmatched Configuration Flexibility, including Support for Both Coherent and Direct Detect Modulation

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NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 16 November 2016 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, today introduced category-defining Open Line System (OLS) capabilities for the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform that deliver industry-leading density and flexibility in a highly compact and modular 1RU form factor. The open, plug-and-play optical layer solution provides 3X the density over comparable offerings, and gives network operators the ultimate in configuration flexibility to cost-efficiently address diverse Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and metro applications, including coherent and direct detect (PAM4) interconnect.

"Coriant is delivering on the promise of optical disaggregation and open line systems," said Tim Doiron, Principal Analyst, Intelligent Networking, ACG Research. "By focusing on advances in miniaturization and pluggable packaging, Coriant is redefining what it means to be modular and open."

The Coriant Groove™ OLS solution simplifies service deployment and accelerates OS integration with open Northbound Interfaces (NBI) using YANG model-based NETCONF and RESTCONF, as well as an easy-to-use Command Line Interface (CLI), web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), and support for SNMP. Designed to support up to 96 channels (wavelengths) in a 1RU form factor with full DWDM terminal capabilities, including all passive and active functions, the Coriant Groove™ OLS solution sets new benchmarks in flexibility and efficiency. Combined with open management capabilities, the highly compact and modular optical layer enables operators to significantly reduce CapEx and OpEx as traffic demands increase.

Game-changing Innovation

Purpose-built as a disaggregated and compact optical layer to manage surging data traffic, the Coriant Groove™ OLS solution delivers key benefits including:

  • Open line system – prevents vendor lock-in by disaggregating the optical layer from the transmission layer and enables the Coriant Groove™ OLS solution to be paired with Groove or third-party transmission/transponder layer solutions
  • Industry-leading optical layer density – supports up to 96 channels in 1RU with full WDM terminal functionality, including passive and active optical layer functions, delivering 3X the density over comparable solutions and enabling significant OpEx savings via footprint and power efficiencies
  • Unmatched configuration flexibility – enables "build your own optical layer" based on plug-and-play configurable technology for coherent and direct detect (PAM4) applications; supports a diverse range of optical layer functions in compact modular pluggable formats, including multiplexing/demultiplexing, pre-amplifier, booster amplifier, local add/drop amplifier, optical channel monitoring, optical protection, optical supervisory channel, OTDR, and tunable DCM functions
  • Open management – shares common YANG model-based NETCONF and RESTCONF, and other northbound management and control interfaces with the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform for fast deployment and ease of integration into any OS environment

"Growth in interconnect traffic is driving the need for much more open and flexible optical layer solutions," said Yajun Wang, Chief Architect, Open Line System, Coriant. "The Coriant Groove™ OLS solution is architected to meet the requirements of ongoing open optical layer initiatives, enabling operators to cost-effectively deploy a future-proof optical layer."

The Open Line System solution for the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform will be available in Q1 2017. Learn more about the Coriant Groove™ OLS solution in a new Market Impact Report from ACG Research.

More than a DCI platform, the Coriant Groove™ G30 is an open Network Disaggregation Platform (NDP) enabling cloud and data center operators to build their own scalable and secure DCI transmission and optical line solutions with best-in-class functions, all enabled through open APIs. This solution reinforces Coriant’s commitment to open solutions and delivers on the promise of disaggregation. To receive news alerts related to the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI solution and other Coriant open networking activities, sign up here.

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