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Nokia expands OpenColo data centre connectivity using 800GE routing interfaces

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Nokia will supply its 7750 Service Router (SR) range and 1830 Photonic Service System (PSS) to interconnect OpenColo’s data centres in California.

Nokia and OpenColo said that they have successfully completed the first commercial field trial to transport a 1.6 Terabit/s traffic flow over an 800GE link aggregation group with 800GE FR4 optics.

The trial utilised the Nokia 7750 SR-1se router equipped with FP5 silicon to enable 800GE interfaces, and the Nokia 1830 PSI compact modular optical transport platform equipped with Photonic Service Engine (PSE) coherent interfaces.

OpenColo provides data centre connectivity and colocation services across locations in Santa Clara, California and Miami, Florida.

Scott Brookshire, Co-founder and CTO at OpenColo, said: “At OpenColo, we constantly strive to push the limits of what’s achievable to anticipate the ever-evolving demands of our valued customers and the market. With Nokia’s groundbreaking release of 800GE, we had full faith in their ability to provide us with seamless line rate performance of 1.6 Tb/s without any packet loss. True to our expectations, Nokia delivered on this promise.”

Jeff Jakab, Vice President, IP Hardware Product Management at Nokia, added, “We are pleased to achieve this important milestone with OpenColo as it further demonstrates the maturity and added value of our 800GE routing technology to solve real customer challenges today and tomorrow. The economic advantages of 800GE in comparison to 400GE are clear, being cost neutral to 400GE today and providing up to a 40 percent power savings versus 400GE today. Adopting 800GE routing is a simple and clear solution to the immediate power concerns our industry faces.”

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