Coriant Introduces Pico™ Packet Optical Transport Platform

Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport networking solutions, today introduced the Coriant® 7100 Pico™ Packet Optical Transport Platform, a compact and flexible solution optimized for service enablement at the edge of metro networks. The 7100 Pico extends the reach of the industry-leading Coriant® 7100 product family and enables a broad range of edge services and applications, including Data Center Interconnect (DCI), flexible business services, mobile backhaul, and SONET/SDH network migration.

“With the continued growth in cloud computing, video-on-demand, and mobile broadband, network operators are facing a dramatic increase in bandwidth demand and highly unpredictable traffic patterns at the network edge,” said Ken Craft, Executive Vice President, Products and Technology, Coriant. “By extending proven packet optical transport flexibility and efficiency to the metro edge, the 7100 Pico helps our customers cost-effectively aggregate and transport diverse traffic and protocols, seamlessly scale to 100G, and dynamically adapt to next-generation service requirements.”

The 7100 Pico was designed using the same layer-agnostic switching philosophy used across Coriant’s end-to-end product portfolio. The 7100 Pico’s high-density and low-power 2-rack-unit (2RU) design includes an innovative distributed processing architecture that distributes system processing across service modules, significantly reducing upfront costs and improving system reliability. The 7100 Pico also supports both AC and DC power options and the latest service modules from the 7100 product family, providing a cost-efficient foundation for high-value metro edge services.

Key attributes of the 7100 Pico include:

  • Packet Optical to the Edge: With thousands of systems installed worldwide, the 7100 product family, including the Coriant® 7100 Optical Transport System (OTS) and Coriant® 7100 Nano™ Packet Optical Transport Platform, leads the Metro Packet Optical Transport market in flexibility, scalability, and manageability. The 7100 Pico extends powerful packet optical transport capabilities closer to the network edge and supports the efficient aggregation and transport of mission-critical services from data centers, businesses, mobile aggregation sites, and other locations.
  • Compact Flexibility and Efficiency: The 7100 Pico supports all of the latest service modules from the 7100 product family. These modules include the ultra-high density 10G and 100G transponders and muxponders; the innovative Optical Transport Network (OTN) Add/Drop Multiplexer (ADM) on-a-blade; and the high-density, feature-rich packet switching module. Flexible service interface options ensure easy and cost-effective scalability from 1G to 10G to 100G.
  • Flexible Deployment Options: The 7100 Pico can be deployed as a standalone network solution or seamlessly extend service-enabling capabilities to existing networks comprised of the 7100 Nano, 7100 OTS, Coriant® mTera™ Universal Transport Platform, or Coriant® hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform. The 7100 Pico can also be deployed as a complementary aggregation device for the Coriant® 7090 Packet Transport Platform and the Coriant® 8600 Smart Router Series.

In addition to enabling a range of new services at the metro edge, the 7100 Pico solution is further enhanced by Coriant’s innovative approach to Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The Coriant Dynamic Optical Cloud™ Solution, which encompasses the 7100 Pico, combines a flexible transport infrastructure, dynamic network control based on the Coriant Transcend™ SDN Solution, and integrated network planning to create a powerful toolkit for transport network efficiencies and next-generation service innovation in the new networked world.


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