What is optical switching?

Energy-efficient, software-defined, all-optical circuit switching is enabling new network architectures in scale-out and multi-tenant datacentres to automate management of the fibre layer and facilitate rapid orchestration of optically-connected resources.

What is optical switching?

A fully programmable optical network improves service velocity and datacentre efficiency through self-provisioning of virtualised fibres on demand; releasing stranded compute and storage resources in containerised solutions; providing autonomous optical layer protection for critical connections; and enabling dynamic, low latency, router bypass to reduce packet switch congestion and improve server utilisation. In this talk we show how today’s low-loss dark fibre optical circuit switches can virtualise fibre layer connectivity and provide scalability to reach tens of thousands of endpoints.

Watch the animation and discover how Optical switching works.

Contacts

  • Othmar Fuchs
    Marketing Communication Manager
    HUBER+SUHNER AG
    +41 71 353 4291
    othmar.fuchs@hubersuhner.com

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