automatic / intelligent fiber optic patch panel (iow SDN @ layer0)
bedard.phil at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 12:42:28 UTC 2014
Those photonic switches are getting cheaper because a ton of people make them now and the components aren't really very expensive. Of course the cost is relative, and I don't know what an electromechanical switch might cost. Glimmerglass, Calient, Polatis were some of the early ones but I've seen a bunch of vendors with 192/384 systems.
From: "Arnold Nipper" <arnold at nipper.de>
Sent: 12/12/2014 6:33 PM
To: "Phil Bedard" <bedard.phil at gmail.com>; "nanog at nanog.org" <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: automatic / intelligent fiber optic patch panel (iow SDN @ layer0)
On 11.12.2014 01:33, Phil Bedard wrote:
> Curious what the use case is where a photonic or L1 switch wouldn't get
> the job done?
Just a matter of costs, Phil. Of course a photonic switch would also do
th job. But I neither need the speed of switching over nor all the other
features a photonic switch offers. Makes sense?
Arnold Nipper / nIPper consulting, Sandhausen, Germany
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