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Coriant 7090-2 CEM Packet Transport Platform Delivers Better Network Flexibility

May 04, 2016

When it comes to value, it's hard to find a greater attribute than flexibility. Flexibility allows one tool to serve more than one purpose, allows gaps to be filled in as needed, and provides value on several fronts instead of the one front a specialist tool might. Coriant recently took a run at better flexibility with its new 7090-2 CEM Packet Transport Platform system.

Coriant, already a figure of note in the software-defined networking (SDN)-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking solutions front, stepped up its line of Packet Transport Network (PTN) systems with the new release. The 7090-2 CEM system allows access to provisioning for several different packet operations like Carrier Ethernet, and allows that provisioning to take place closer to the customer's operations.

The 7090-2 CEM is certified for use with the managed extensibility framework (MEF) CE 2.0 for multiprotocol label switching – transport profile (MPLS-TP).  With such certification, the 7090-2 CEM can work more effectively at the network edge level, allowing for several network services and applications at the end-user level to be brought into play.

It can accommodate not only private cloud connectivity, but also hybrid cloud, mobile backhaul, and several other operations effectively. Its system architecture allows for 16 Gbps of switching capacity to be put to use all in a 1RU chassis that keeps power consumption to a minimum. Plus, it can be modified to work with several different connectivity options, ranging from Gigabit Ethernet to time division multiplexer (TDM) services like DS-3, STM-1 / OC-3, and others.

Thanks to this sheer range of options, it can be readily added into just about any currently-operational network. Since it also works with a variety of legacy TDM functions, it allows users to migrate into packet-based operations painlessly. It even works with a variety of other Coriant tools, including the 7100 Packet Optical Transport Solution and more.

Flexibility, or versatility, is a valuable thing in just about any part of business. With a system like the 7090-2 CEM in place, users can add it to a variety of different networks and realize benefit in short order, a point that makes its likely payback period fairly short. With so much of business these days depending on a high-quality network to run a host of different applications, tools like Coriant's put businesses in a position to improve networks and thus get the most out of them.

The Coriant 7090-2 CEM might be just what a lot of businesses out there were looking for, and may be a great way to inject new life in a flagging network. The network's importance can't be understated, and with packet transfer tools involved, businesses may be able to turn a weak network into a much stronger one with one new component. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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