Are there inexpensive DWDM products?
adnan.ahmed1 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 13:26:25 UTC 2017
Also look at these guys,
On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 1:10 AM, Hank Nussbacher <hank at efes.iucc.ac.il>
> On 02/11/2017 20:01, LF OD wrote:
> Try: https://www.packetlight.com/
> > We have several buildings and a couple data centers spread around the
> city and interconnected via dark fiber. It's a very simple setup - no
> ROADM, no real ring, no extended layer-2 or layer-3 via the optical gear.
> > Pretty much we just mux/demux a channel for each building so that each
> building sees the two data centers directly even though the fiber span may
> wind through a couple buildings along the way. In some cases, the distance
> is short enough to use colored optics in the network gear, but mostly the
> distances are just long enough to warrant transponder cards.
> > All that being said, a lot of the gear is approaching end of life
> (support in some cases). I'm not an optical guru but I can muddle my way
> through with Cisco ONS and I'm aware that Ciena and Fujitsu also have
> similar products. We really don't have budget for a large optical refresh
> effort. However, we've saved some money here and there in the
> routing/switching arena by leveraging Arista and even Cumulus. I'm
> wondering if there are smaller players in the optical arena that have a
> good quality/price value?
> > Again, we don't need sophisticated features... we primarily have 2-to-4
> 1Gb and 10Gb ports required per site, then we mux those onto a wavelength
> and extend it to the two data centers. Most buildings are set up the same
> way, each on a different wavelength so the don't even see each other...
> only the data centers.
> > If you guys know of any optical gear that you can vouch for (and which
> costs less than a small house), we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
> > LFOD
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