Beginner's Guide to Kubernetes Part II, Wavelength-Tunable Transceivers & more! - August Tech Roundup from EPS Global

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Written by: EPS Global Avatar 8/30/2019

In this month's edition: Kubernetes within the realms of open networking; a webinar on Flextune, Finisar's self-tuning DWDM SFP+ transceivers; and widespread availability of 25G and 100G ethernet switches from Edgecore Networks.


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[Blog] Containers, Docker and Kubernetes: A Beginner's Guide Part 2

"Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” - Stewart Brand. In this article, Barry does a deep dive into Kubernetes Networking: how communication takes place between clusters consisting of various nodes and pods, and examines the technologies that implement this, in particular Apstra's AOS, Big Swtich's Big Cloud Fabric and SnapRoute's CN-NOS. Read the full article here. Read the full article here.

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Flextune Wavelength-Tunable DWDM Transceivers

Finisar's Flextune™ self-tuning capability significantly decreases CapEx & OpEx - only a single transceiver SKU is needed to support the full C-band (instead of 40 or 96), so the required inventory for sparing is significantly reduced. It also saves hours during deployment by reducing complexity and eliminating the need to track fibers because up to 96 wavelength-tunable transceivers in a DWDM network will automatically configure their wavelengths within ~5 minutes without any input from field technicians or the host network equipment. Modules are truly plug-and-play.

It's about time we showed you what we can do!

Watch the webinar by Christian Urricariet, Senior Director of Global Marketing, now.


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Product Announcements

NEWS! 25G and 100G Ethernet Switches Are Now Mainstream - Upgrade!

Widespread adoption of 25G equipped datacenter servers is rapidly driving an upgrade from 10G leaf switches to 25G, and 40G spine switches to 100G. Edgecore’s newest AS7326-56X 25G and AS7726-32X 100G switches, available now, are powered by Broadcom’s newest generation StrataXGS Trident 3 switch family.

Check out the 25G AS7326-56X and 100G AS7726-32X here.

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ECOC - European Conference on Optical Communications

Sept 22 – 26 2019, RDS Dublin

The largest conference on optical communication in Europe is coming to our Global HQ’s hometown of Dublin in September. Our team would be delighted to meet with you and talk about how Finisar’s optics can increase bandwidth, capacity and reliability on your network. Set up a meeting now.


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