Vello Systems Introduces High-Density 10G Capabilities for its CX Family of IP+Optical Networking Systems

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New industry benchmark for 10G transponder densities enables broader adoption of 10G in service provider and enterprise environments.

Vello Systems, a leader in next-generation high performance IP+Optical™ networking systems, today announced the introduction and availability of the new high-density 4 x 10G CX40A service card for its CX Family™ of networking systems. The single-slot service card sets a new benchmark in the industry for per-card or per-slot 10G transponder densities, providing a 2-4x density increase over competing solutions. This efficiency gain in turn allows carriers, cable operators, and enterprise to construct denser 10G infrastructure and to extend 10G capabilities into more space-constrained environments.

The CX40A comes equipped with four pluggable client interfaces and software-configurable support for 10GE, OC-192/STM-64, Fiber Channel-10, and OTU-2 for a wide-range of high-speed applications. For carriers and cable operators, the CX40A, with its mix-and-match 10G Ethernet and 10G TDM/OTN interfaces, is ideally suited for high-capacity metro and regional transport evolution applications. And when installed in the compact CX4000 system, the CX40A enables economical, space-saving 10G deployments in aggregation and access networks, ideal for high-capacity broadband and mobile backhaul applications.
For enterprise, the CX40A can serve as a foundational element to enable 10G wide-area and data center connectivity. In particular, the CX40A with mix-and-match data and storage interfaces can accelerate Fiber Channel to Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) migration, flexibly converging both data and storage networks in the wide area at 10G speeds. Additionally, the CX40A’s 10GE densities makes it ideally suited for distributed data center and virtualized computing environments and the basis for building highly dense N x 10G unified terabit interconnect fabrics.

“Service providers are making significant investments in the various forms of 10G and enterprises are getting into the act as they invest in 10G WAN and data center interconnect applications,” said Michael Howard, principal analyst at Infonetics Research. “We believe the densities achieved in the Vello Systems’ CX40A, especially when deployed in the CX4000 system, will help to accelerate the proliferation of 10G in carrier and enterprise networks.”

The CX40A also boasts ultra low latency performance making it ideal for a range of latency-sensitive applications including data center mirroring for business continuity and high-frequency financial trading between remote exchanges. The service card also comes standard with a comprehensive set of optical transport features including:

  • Link loss forwarding
  • Ethernet link aggregation
  • FEC and EFEC
  • Electronic dispersion compensation
  • SONET/SDH performance monitoring
  • 10GE RMON Fast wavelength switching and mesh restoration
  • 100+km reach without amplification
  • 2000km reach before requiring 3R regeneration

“10G is proving to be both the economic and technology sweet spot for carrier and enterprise infrastructure evolution,” said Karl May, Vello Systems President and CEO. “We’re very excited about our new high-density 10G CX40A offering and the immediate value it will bring to our customers.”

The CX40A is generally available now.

About Vello Systems
Vello Systems develops advanced 10G and beyond IP+Optical™ cloud infrastructure solutions for service providers and enterprise worldwide. Its CX Family™ of networking systems supports mix-and-match wavelength, OTN, Ethernet/IP, and Fiber Channel connectivity and utilizes patented Adaptive Optical Services Routing (AOSR™) technology to simplify networks—unleashing highly scalable and flexible bandwidth, dramatically improving resource mobility and response time, while lowering costs. The company’s systems and software are engineered for the broadest networking applications excelling over long fiber paths, on old and unconditioned fiber and even when multiplexed onto fiber shared with other equipment. Vello Systems is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

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