MWC 2017: New Coriant Hyperscale Carrier Architecture integrates 5G, IoT, and cloud networks

Coriant unveiled on Sunday its Hyperscale Carrier Architecture, a cost-disruptive approach to building high performance networks optimized for emerging 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet video, and cloud services.

The simplified, scalable, and highly programmable Hyperscale Carrier Architecture achieves cost savings of 50 percent or more by leveraging the changes in underlying network traffic dynamics together with five key recent technological advances: purpose-built hyperscale system design; cost-optimized integration of IP into optical systems through Coriant Light IP; silicon photonics economics; open systems; and SDN/NFV with next-gen-OSS enabled for extreme automation and programmability.

The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services.

Coriant serves network operators, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises.

The Hyperscale Carrier Architecture (HCA) represents a quantum leap forward in network innovation by delivering a minimum 50 percent lower network cost structure to carriers and content providers as compared with conventional approaches.

The Coriant Hyperscale Carrier Architecture blends the best of telecom and the best of data center technologies and network design principles in a unified go-forward architecture optimized for 5G, IoT,and the unabated surge of Internet video traffic. The HCA is a holistic architecture covering transport, packet and routing end-to-end from subscriber access all the way to the peering point.

The Coriant HCA delivers an integrated multi-layer, multi-vendor automation and control powered by the Coriant Transcend SDN solution. IT features a policy-based network optimization for performance-sensitive Internet of Things (IoT), VoIP, and virtual mobile applications; 5G-optimized mobile backhaul enabled by the scalable and power-efficient Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series; with hyperscale innovation enabled by Coriant Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform (NDP).

The platform also includes coherent optical transmission for scalable, robust, and power-efficient transport, powered by the 400G-capable Coriant CloudWave Optics solution. It offers universal switching and transport for flexible and future-proof metro and long haul networks, powered by the Coriant mTera Universal Transport Platform.

It comes with an open and purpose-built system that includes the DCI-optimized Coriant 7300 OLS and Groove G30 OLS, a plug-and-play optical layer solution that provides 3X the density over comparable offerings; and metro network flexibility enabled by the Coriant Pluggable Optical Layer and feature-rich Coriant 7100 Packet Optical Transport Platform.

“We have been working toward the HCA vision for some time and are now sharing the details of the architecture and its components with customers worldwide for their input as well as the optimal path for operationalization of HCA’s disruptive innovation in their networks. We are very excited with the customer feedback on HCA thus far across North America, EMEA, APAC and Latin America, and look forward to expanding our HCA engagements starting right here at Mobile World Congress,” said Shaygan Kheradpir, CEO of Coriant.

This month, Coriant introduced a new open optical line solution purpose-built for long haul Data Center Interconnect (DCI) applications. Optimized for ease of deployment with open DCI transponder solutions such as the Coriant Groove G30 Platform, the Coriant 7300 Open Line System (OLS) enables superior reach performance and stability for long haul open line system applications as demand for high-capacity connectivity between geographically-dispersed data center sites continues to grow.

Currently in customer trials, the new 7300 OLS solution leverages best-in-class optical layer performance capabilities of the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform, while extending support for core data center equipment practices, including front-to-back airflow and AC power.

In addition to a compact and custom-built shelf design that maximizes space utilization and power efficiency, the 7300 OLS solution enables simplified management and control in third-party, SDN/NFV-managed networking environments via support for Software Defined Networking (SDN) integration enabled by the Coriant Transcend SDN Transport Controller.


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