Cisco Brings Greater Scalability and Flexibility to SAN Extension with New DWDM Enhancements.
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CSCO Chief Supply Chain Officer ), today announced several new enhancements to the Cisco ONS 15530 Multiservice Aggregation Platform. New features deliver high-density service aggregation, optical interface flexibility and high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. , enabling enterprises to better scale network capacity and support network consolidation of rapidly increasing storage and Ethernet application traffic.
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In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. ways to consolidate their networks by extending DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.
DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing beyond the SAN to incorporate all mission-critical applications and services on one infrastructure," said Carl Engineer, senior director of marketing, Optical Networking Communications between computers, telephones and other electronic devices using light. An optical network is far more reliable and has far greater potential transmission capacity than networking in the electrical domain. See optical fiber. Group, Cisco Systems(R). "With these new features the Cisco ONS 15530 platform delivers scalability to meet increasing capacity requirements and flexibility to address traffic diversity while supporting the level of productivity our customers demand."
Enhancements announced today include the Cisco(R) ONS 15530 8-Port Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet Aggregation Card, Cisco ONS 15530 2.5-Gbps ITU (International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, www.itu.ch) A telecommunications standards body that is under the auspices of the United Nations. Comprising more than 185 member countries, the ITU sets standards for global telecom networks. Trunk Card and new protection switch modules for the Cisco ONS 15500 Series.
Dense wavelength-division multiplexing In fibre-optic communications, wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) is a technology which multiplexes multiple optical carrier signals on a single optical fibre by using different wavelengths (colours) of laser light to carry different signals. (DWDM) technology offers several primary benefits for evolving storage-area networking (SAN) environments. Providing dramatic increases in capacity and throughput as well as bit-rate and protocol transparency, DWDM supports the high-bandwidth, low-latency requirements for business-continuance applications and the high service density needed for storage, data and legacy traffic.
High-Density Service Aggregation Efficiently Uses Wavelengths
Cisco enhances the high-density service-aggregation capabilities of the Cisco ONS 15530 with the new 8-Port Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet aggregation card and 2.5-Gbps ITU trunk card. The aggregation card efficiently uses wavelengths by aggregating up to eight Fibre Channel, fiber connectivity (FICON (FIber CONnector) An IBM mainframe channel introduced with its G5 servers in 1998. Based on the Fibre Channel standard, it boosts the transfer rate of ESCON's half-duplex 17MB/sec to a full-duplex 100MB/sec. ), or Gigabit Ethernet signals on a single 10-Gbps wavelength. The 2.5-Gbps ITU trunk card increases fiber carrying capacity carrying capacity
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Optical Interface Flexibility Supports Scalability
With 2.5- and 10-Gbps ITU trunk-card options, the Cisco ONS 15530 platform delivers optical interface flexibility, providing greater scalability from low-density to high-density deployments. The ONS 15530 2.5-Gbps ITU Trunk Card also allows flexible network designs that require the ability to add or drop a few services per site around a metropolitan-area network (MAN or metro) ring. These features combined with high-density service aggregation protect customer investments as they evolve or expand their networks.
High Network Availability Increases Reliability
Multiple optical-protection schemes are another benefit DWDM brings to storage-area networks. New protection switch modules for the Cisco ONS 15500 Series add to the product family's extensive array of protection mechanisms and provide cost-effective fiber trunk protection for greater reliability for disaster-recovery and business-continuance solutions.
In a related announcement, Cisco stated today that Mainova, a German utility provider, is extending its data-recovery and business-continuance strategy using Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet over a DWDM network based on the Cisco ONS 15540 Extended Services Platform. For more information, read "Mainova Implements Business-Continuance Strategy Based on Cisco ONS 15540 Technology" at http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/prod_031203d.html.
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