CLICK HERE: free registration for Semiconductor Today and Semiconductor Today ASIACLICK HERE: free registration for Semiconductor Today and Semiconductor Today ASIA

Join our LinkedIn group!

Follow ST on Twitter

24 June 2013

Infinera and Nissho Labs demonstrate transport SDN and packet technology on DTN-X platform

Infinera Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical network systems incorporating its own indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), and Nissho Electronics, a carrier class network systems integrator in Japan, have demonstrated converged packet-optical technology and Transport Software Defined Network (SDN) on an Infinera DTN-X network. The demonstration took place at Nissho Labs NETFrontier Center in Tokyo. This confirms the continued investment in and the leadership of the Intelligent Transport Network, says Infinera.

Key aspects of the packet-optical convergence demonstration on the Infinera DTN-X includes Ethernet packet aggregation, VLAN switching, and transport of MPLS pseudo-wires with signaling over 500G super-channel based OTN ODUflex transport.

The demonstration of Transport SDN featured a prototype Open Transport Switch running on the Infinera DTN-X and working in conjunction with an external SDN controller and various network applications. The SDN controller provisioned bandwidth services on demand across a network comprised of DTN-X nodes using the OpenFlow protocol. The demonstration further leveraged service-ready super-channel capacity, flexible Bandwidth Virtualisation, and a standards-based control plane to provide an optimal platform to deliver Transport SDN functionality with the DTN-X.

"Infinera's goal is to converge Ethernet and MPLS technology into the transport layer on the DTN-X to increase the efficiency of core networks for our customers with an Intelligent Transport Network," says Dave Welch, Infinera co-founder, executive VP and chief technology ofrficer. "This demonstration is an important step to prove that Ethernet, MPLS, Transport SDN and the Open Transport Switch technologies can be seamlessly integrated within this architecture."

Integrated packet technology in a converged MPLS/OTN/DWDM platform combined with Transport SDN are key capabilities to increase automation and network efficiency while ensuring rapid end-to-end service provisioning for future multi-terabit networks, and this demonstration highlights that the Infinera DTN-X is definitely well positioned to help operators meet those challenges," David Krozier, principal analyst, Network Infrastructure at Ovum.

Tags: Infinera


See Latest IssueRSS Feed