Data Center Interconnect

Four fundamental trends are driving today’s telecom market–industry consolidation, network and IT convergence, software evolution, and disaggregation.

Only one—disaggregation—is the key to the open, agile, plug-and-play network that in five years will be ubiquitous.

Fujitsu is shifting the foundation of optical networking platforms away from complex, vertically integrated, hardware-based architectures to a disaggregated paradigm.

1FINITY Optical Networking Platform

Application Benefits

Fujitsu Data Center Interconnect (DCI) applications help solve space and power challenges while reducing costs:

  • Compact physical footprint
  • Low power consumption
  • Scalability to 200G per wavelength
  • Open, modular architecture

Functional Elements

Fujitsu DCI applications comprise three main elements, which can be mixed and matched to provide a variety of configurations:

  • 1FINITY™ optical networking platforms
  • Virtuora SDN/NFV software suite
  • Fujitsu optical services

Small Form-Factor Blade-Based Hardware Architecture

Constraints on rack space are the chief reason why It is no longer optimal to consolidate multiple functions onto a single chassis. A new approach is to separate functional capabilities into standalone 1RU devices, known as "blades”.

Advantages of this blade-based, modular hardware architecture include:

  • Shorter, more precisely targeted development and release cycles
  • Lower cost of entry
  • Scalable pay-as-you-grow implementation path
  • Faster and simpler deployment and provisioning
  • Efficient use of resources such as space and power

See Fujitsu’s 1FINITY Data Center Interconnect Platform