Introducing the 400G ZR+ Solution Bundle

EPS Global brings to the market a 400G ZR+ bundle, a pre-qualified, ready to deploy 400G ZR+ solution comprising of Edgecore’s innovative whitebox switches powered by IP Infusion’s OcNOS coupled with Coherent’s 400G ZR+ optics.

This bundle is a major driver for cost savings: TCO savings of greater than 40% compared to traditional router + transponder pairs, and CapEx saving of greater than 40%. Further power, space and carbon foot print savings of 54%, 77% and 55% are realized respectively.

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400G ZR+ Bundle

How to Leverage 400G ZR+ for Optical Network Innovation

Recorded on: 21 February 2024

Webinar

Join us for an in-depth webinar where we unravel 400G ZR+ technology and discuss its transformative impact on data center interconnects. Our panel of experts from Edgecore Networks, Coherent, and IP Infusion will guide you through the nuances of leveraging this advanced optical solution to fuel network innovation and stay ahead in a competitive landscape.

What you Will Learn:

  • The impact of 400G ZR+ technology on traditional network architecture
  • Key design considerations for integrating high-power 400G optics into existing data center infrastructure.
  • The role of next-generation network operating systems in managing 400G environments.
  • The economic and operational benefits of direct pluggable optics compared to traditional transponder-based architectures.
  • Real-world case studies demonstrating the operational advantages of 400G solutions.

Interoperability

The qualification of transceivers is a multifaceted and resource-intensive undertaking. Together with our valued partners Edgecore and IP Infusion, we have done the qual for you.


Customers adopting 400G coherent transceivers on Edgecore switches and routers can be assured of functionality, efficiency and performance - the switch has been designed to protect the expensive optics. The hardware is powered by IP Infusion's OcNOS which since the 6.4 release has been developed to ensure plug-and-play integration with the 400G ZR+ transceivers.

400G ZR+ Bundle

Why 400G ZR+?

600km reach ZR+

400G ZR+ builds upon the 400G ZR standard by enabling transmissions over longer distances, potentially up to several hundred kilometers, without the need for inline optical amplification, such as Open WDM line systems.

This is particularly useful for service providers and enterprises looking to interconnect data centers that are geographically dispersed but not so far apart as to require a full-fledged long-haul optical transmission system, and offers massive CapEx savings.
The "+" in 400G ZR+ typically indicates enhancements such as:

  1. Increased reach: Potentially up to 400-1000 km, depending on the implementation and fiber conditions.
  2. Higher performance: Signal integrity can be maintained over longer distances.
  3. Flexibility: Adjustable power and performance parameters to optimize for specific network scenarios.

What sets Coherent's 400G ZR+ optics apart from competing solutions is that they operate at 0dBm transmit power, the optics are programmable to suit a wide range of networks and applications, there's a choice of line rates and choice of form factors CFP2 and QSFP-DD.

Next-Gen DCI: Mastering 400G ZR+ for Ultra-High-Capacity Networks

Podcast - Part 1

In Part 1, we delve into the transformative impact that 400G ZR+ technology is having on data center networking. The introduction of advanced 400G ZR+ optics eliminates layers of complexity in DCI, removing the need for separate transponder layers, and promises longer data transmission distances, enhanced efficiencies, sustainability and performance.
 



 

Podcast - Part 2

In Part 2 of the podcast we explore the software side of implementing 400G technology in data centers including how to manage and tune 400G transceivers. Our industry experts outline the qualification processes these high-performance components have undergone to build an interoperable plug-and-play 400G ZR+ solution, as well as the anticipated advancements in network management through AI and machine learning.



 

What's in the Bundle?
Options include:

CSR440

AS7535-28XB (CSR440)
Edgecore

24x 1G/10G/25G, 2x 100G, 2x 400G with Qumran-2A
 

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AGR400

AS7946-30XB (AGR400)
Edgecore

4x 25G, 22x 100G, 4x 400G Hi-PWR with Qumran 2C
 

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DCS240

AS9726-32DB (DCS240)
Edgecore

32x 400G QSFP56-DD Switch Ports with Trident 4
 

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DCS520

AS9736-64D (DCS520)
Edgecore

64x 400G QSFP56-DD Switch Ports with Tomahawk 4
 

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FTCD3323R1PCL

FTCD3323R1PCL
Coherent

400G ZR+
QSFP-DD-DCO

 

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OcNOS

OcNOS
IP Infusion

Routed Optical Networking - Interconnecting Edge Data Centers
 

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OcNOS

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Cell Site Router

AS7535-28XB (CSR440)

Edgecore CSR440 is an open disaggregated cell site gateway platform that provides a combination of 1/10/25Gbps, 50/100Gbps, and 100/400Gbps interfaces, utilizing a powerful Qumran family merchant silicon and an Intel Xeon x86 processor with hyper threading technology providing optimized performance for service provider access and aggregation networks.

CSR440 is a temperature hardened design product, able to operate at a wide operational temperature range from -40˚C to 65˚C, and with redundant/hot swappable power modules and 5+1 high efficient modular fans that provide high availability and hassle-free maintenance for mission critical applications, making the hardware an ideal choice for current LTE and emerging 5G mobile xhaul network solutions.

Features

  • Open disaggregated cell site gateway for mobile fronthaul, backhaul, and O-RAN networks.
  • 24x 25G SFP28, 2x 100G QSFP28 and 2x 400G QSFP-DD fixed ports.
  • Supports IEEE1588v2 and SyncE functions in hardware.
  • Supports TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking) IEEE 802.1CM in hardware.
  • Rack mountable in standard 19" racks.
  • All ports and PSUs on front; fan modules on rear.
  • Hot-swappable, load sharing, redundant AC/48VDC PSUs.
  • Hot-swappable 5+1 redundant fan modules.
  • Management: Ethernet and console RJ-45 ports; USB storage port.
  • Pre-loaded with Open Network Install Environment (ONIE)
Edgecore CSR440

Aggregation Router

AS7946-30XB (AGR400)

Edgecore AGR400

Features

  • High-performance 100GbE spine router for telecom and data center applications
  • Incorporates Broadcom StrataDNX™ Qumran2C silicon
  • Supports front-to-back airflow SKUs
  • Hot-swappable, load-sharing, and 1+1 redundant DC-DC/AC-DC PSUs
  • 4+1 redundant, hot-swappable fan modules
  • Support Synchronous Ethernet, and IEEE 1588v2 PTP

64 Port 400G Data Center Switch

AS9736-64D (DCS520)

Features

  • QSFP56-DD switch ports, each supporting 1x 400G QSFP56-DD, 1x 100G QSFP28, 1x 40G QSFP+, or via breakout cables 2x 200G (2x 4 lanes 50G PAM4), 4x 100G (4x 2 lanes 50G PAM4), 2x 50G (2x 2 lanes 25G NRZ), 4x 25G NRZ, or 4x 10G NRZ.
  • Incorporates Broadcom Tomahawk 4 switch series silicon.
  • 2 RU form factor.
  • Supports hot/cold aisles with front-to-back airflow SKU.
  • All ports on front; PSUs and fans accessible from rear.
  • Hot-swappable, load-sharing, redundant 2400 W AC/HVDC PSUs.
  • 3+1 redundant, hot-swappable fan modules.
  • Hardware switch pre-loaded with Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for automated loading of compatible open source and commerical NOS offerings.
Edgecore DCS520

32 Port Data Center Switch

AS9726-32DB (DCS240)

Edgecore DCS240

Features

  • QSFP56-DD switch ports, each supporting 1x 400 GbE, or via breakout cables 2x 200G GbE or 4x 100 GbE.
  • Upper 16 ports support up to 24 W per transceiver.
  • Lower 16 ports support up to 14 W per transceiver.
  • QSFP56-DD switch ports also support 100 GbE QSFP28 and 40 GbE QSFP+, and via breakout cables 4x 25 GbE or 4x 10 GbE.
  • Supports 400G ZR / Open ZR+ coherent transceivers in the upper 16 QSFP56-DD ports.
  • Incorporates Broadcom Trident 4 switch series silicon.
  • 1 RU form factor.
  • Supports hot/cold aisles with front-to-back and back-to-front airflow SKUs.
  • All ports on front; PSUs and fans accessible from rear.
  • Hot-swappable, load-sharing, redundant 1500 W PSUs.
  • 5+1 redundant, hot-swappable fan modules.
  • Hardware switch pre-loaded with Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for automated loading of compatible open source and commerical NOS offerings.

400G ZR+ QSFP-DD-DCO High Tx Output Power Optical Transceiver

FTCD3323R1PCL

Coherent’s high transmit output power 400G QSFP-DD-DCO coherent transceiver will enable true IP-over-DWDM deployments in metro and regional optical transport networks.

Reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs) in existing and emerging DWDM transport networks require a high optical launch power (0 dBm) and high transmit in-band and out-of-band optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) on their add ports.

Features

  • Digital coherent optics module, QSFP-DD form factor, Type 2A
  • IEEE 400GE or n×100GE (n = 1…4) Ethernet-compliant host interface
  • Interoperable coherent 400G/300G/200G/100G optical interface
  • High Tx output power (0 dBm) and Tx OSNR for compatibility with deployed ROADM line systems
  • Transmission reach >600 km at 400G with extended reaches at lower data rates
  • Full C-band tunable with flexible grid support
  • Case temperature range 0°C to 70°C

IP Infusion - OcNOS

The OcNOS network operating system-based solution supports cost optimized white-box cell site gateway devices based on and fully compliant with Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP) DCSG specifications, including support for segment routing, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and timing. This DCSG solution provides cell site backhaul networking for carriers with existing 4G LTE and future 5G mobile infrastructure. The OcNOS cell site router solution is available on a wide variety of DCSG platforms supporting varied switching capacities.

Features

Multi-vendor CSR hardware platform
Open Compute Project (OCP) and TIP DCSG Compliant ODM smart integrated access
platforms supporting up to 360 Gbps capacity.

OcNOS as a full-featured network OS for open networking
Its features include advanced capabilities, such as extensive switching and routing protocol support, MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) support, and SDN (software defined networking) integration capabilities. OcNOS features hybrid, centralized or distributed network support; scalable, modular high-performance network; and a robust data plane built on merchant silicon.

IP Infusion Advanced Network Services
Includes comprehensive network design, monitoring and technical support services.

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