8700 Packetwave Platform

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Ciena’s new 8700 Packetwave™ Platform — a multi-terabit programmable Ethernet-over-DWDM packet switch—addresses the growing need to efficiently aggregate and switch large quantities of packet traffic while guaranteeing stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and revolutionizes the capital and operational economics of 10GbE and 100GbE services in metro Ethernet networks.


As data center and end-user applications continue to proliferate, packet-dominated traffic running from user to content and from content to content is surging, resulting in significant changes to the patterns, dynamics, and scale of traffic within metro networks. Ciena’s new 8700 Packetwave Platform is purpose-built to address the key metro network business challenges, allowing network operators to maintain pace with rapidly evolving market trends.


Due to continued annual bandwidth demand growth in metro networks worldwide, this particular part of the global network infrastructure has become the network transformation opportunity. The rising popularity of 10GbE and 100GbE ports, connections, and services has created a new business requirement for optimized 10GbE to 100GbE switching and aggregation that leverages the very latest in metro Ethernet and Ciena’s WaveLogic 3 Nano 100G coherent DWDM optical technologies. The 8700 was designed to specifically address this key market requirement, while offering impressive business benefits in both power and space efficiency with improved network economics.


Learn more about 8700 in this data sheet, but ask your 8700 questions and get answers in Packet Networking.