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IT Business Solutions – Product Spotlight: Cisco ONS 15454 2-Port CFP Line Card

Product Overview

The Cisco® ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) supports a 2-port C Form-Factor Pluggable (CFP) line card, which simplifies the integration and transport of 100-Gigabit interfaces and services into enterprises or service provider optical networks.

Release 9.6 of the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP extends the total data transport capacity by a factor of three, allowing dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) transmission of up to 9.6 Tbps (96 wavelengths at 100 Gbps) in the C-band.

Product Features and Benefits

The Cisco ONS 15454 2-Port CFP Line Card consists of two ports capable of hosting a CFP transceiver. Each port can support following services:

  • 40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • OTU-3
  • OTU-4

Client ports can be equipped with a large variety of pluggable CFPs. The Cisco ONS 15454 2-Port CFP Line Card provides the carrier-class features and advanced capabilities necessary to deliver 100-Gbps services, including protocol transparency, flexible protection mechanisms, flow-through timing, and management and performance monitoring capabilities.

How to get the most from the product

  • Optical networks can be complex. If you find you need help, or even a second set of eyes on a project, we can assist. We have a wide variety of services in optical network design to ensure you get the most out of your new hardware deployments.
  • Likewise, we can help you protect your networking investments. With hardware support services and asset lifecycle management, you can make your network live up to its potential both now and in the future.

Technical Features

Compact Design

  • Double-slot card design for high-density 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps solutions
  • Up to two 2-port CFP line cards per Cisco ONS 15454 M6 shelf assembly, allowing support for up to twenty-eight 40-Gbps or fourteen 100-Gbps interfaces per 42-rack unit (RU) bay frame

Flexible Restoration Options

  •  Client Y-protection
  • Unprotected (0+1)