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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: EXFO, Juniper, PacketLight

March 25, 2017

It was a big week in data center interconnect and optical news.

For example, PacketLight has come out with a new Channel Partner Program for enterprise value-added resellers.

“We developed the Channel Partner Program to provide our Partners with tailored marketing and support services in order to help them cope with the growing data demands outpacing infrastructure with on-demand video, streaming, social, business continuity and security requirements. Deploying CPP is to show our existing partners, and new ones, that we rely on each other for success,” said Koby Reshef, PacketLight's CEO.

EXFO has launched its FTB-4 Pro for testing of high-speed and optical networks.

“Today's high speed networks require testing solutions that are powerful enough to handle the massive rollout of high speed links. The FTB-4 Pro delivers the processing power of a high-end platform in the industry's smallest form factor for 100G commissioning, turn-up and troubleshooting. Its ability to support a wide range of modules makes it our most versatile platform,” said Stephane Chabot, EXFO's vice president of test and measurement.

Meanwhile, Cavium and Elenion Technologies have joined forces on an end-to-end reference architecture. It’s geared at cloud-based data centers

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and other high-end applications in the enterprise.

And Juniper Networks this week introduced its Open Cloud Interconnect vision. That includes a collection of data center interconnect solutions the company says allow for better automation, control, and visibility. It brings under one umbrella the company’s coherent optical technology with open and programmable routing, switching, security, and virtualization.

The news included the unveiling of a coherent DWDM line card for the BTI7800. The UFM6 line card, available now, offers muxponder/transponder functionality and combines 10 configurable 10GE/100GE client ports with two coherent DWDM ports of up to 2000Gbps each. The company also announced improved network visibility and control through open APIs, and YANG-based integration of proNX Service Manager and Juniper Networks NorthStar Controller.

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