40G and 100G optics options

Sabri Berisha sabri at cluecentral.net
Tue Dec 19 18:24:45 CST 2017

----- On Dec 18, 2017, at 9:49 AM, Fredrik Korsb├Ąck hugge at nordu.net wrote:

> This is the "failure" of us (the business) choosing QSFP as the de-factor
> formfactor for 100G, there is not power in
> that cage to make 10km+ optics in an easy way. If we would have pushed for CFP4
> as the "last" formfactor in 100G land we
> would be much better off.

How about OSFP? The OSFP MSA has a large number of backers, including Juniper, Arista, Finisar and Google. 

It's the vendors that chose to go for QSFP due to the density options in a single RU chassis.



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