IT Business Solutions – Product Spotlight: Optical Networking – Network Convergence System 2000 Series
The Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 2000 sets the industry benchmark for dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) solutions by delivering the touchless programmability, massive scale, and ultra-long-haul performance necessary for tomorrow’s converged network architectures.
How to get the most from the product
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Features and Capabilities
Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) Leadership
A decade ago, the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP brought ROADM technology mainstream, enabling service providers, governments, and enterprises to deploy a simple yet intelligent DWDM network that could scale with operational ease. The NCS 2000 evolves the Cisco ROADM portfolio by introducing nLight ROADM technology.
By supporting touchless reconfigurability through colorless, omni-directional, and contention-less add/drop, networks built upon nLight ROADM without any manual intervention can:
- Instantly respond to new bandwidth
- Route around network failures
- Dynamically adjust their topology
Highly meshed networks will benefit from support of up to 16 degrees per card, or 32 degrees total. Flex spectrum capability can dramatically improve network efficiency by flexibly optimizing system capacity versus reach. Ultimately, customers can achieve per-fiber pair capacities of up to 26 terabits per second.
The NCS 2000 introduces hybrid Raman-EDFA amplifiers known as erbium doped Raman amplifiers (EDRA). EDRAs are compact, easy to deploy, and support an ultra-low noise figure critical for long-distance, high bit-rate transmission. The platform supports a variety of optical amplifiers to meet varying network needs, including coherent-optimized EDFAs and high-power counter and co-propagating Raman amplifiers.
Optimizing 100 Gigabits (Gb)
Continuing Cisco innovation in 100 Gb technology, nLight silicon now extends to the client-facing interface using the Cisco CPAK pluggable transceiver. CPAK’s extremely compact dimensions and low power