Cisco Routed Optical Networking
Today, the networks that connect us are becoming difficult to operate and inefficiencies have accumulated from layers and layers of new technologies. Typically, for every one dollar invested, it costs five dollars to manage network equipment and as the network grows this gap will likely get worse. Plus, communication service providers need to simplify and re-imagine network architecture to curb rising operational costs and fast track the delivery of new services.
The Cisco Routed Optical Networking solution is a key building block of Cisco converged SDN transport which can eliminate the gap by reducing the complexity of the multi-layered network. Massively scalable routers are available in all parts of the network, from edge to core, and Cisco’s silicon photonics advancements have resulted in the production of high speed, pluggable and coherent optics with no density trade-offs. Together standardized 400G open ZR+ optics and the new scalable routers have created a new solution called Routed Optical Networking Transponders which can be removed and replaced with 100G, 200G and 300G open ZR+ coherent optics and the long separated IP and the optical layers in networks are unified.
With a single layer network designing planning protecting managing growing and optimizing, network fiber assets becomes easier and life cycle management is simplified as different technologies are streamlined into one unified management operation changing the paradigm. The Cisco Routed Optical Networking solution significantly improves operational efficiency reduces TCO by up to 45 percent and increases service velocity. As your trusted partner Cisco can help you migrate from a complex multi-layered network to a routed optical networking solution anchored in operational simplicity.