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Cisco DWDM enhancements provide network flexibility for storage and data applications

Cisco Systems Inc. today announced several new enhancements to its ONS 15530 multiservice aggregation platform.


March 12, 2003  


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Cisco Systems Inc. today announced several new enhancements to its ONS 15530 multiservice aggregation platform.

New features deliver high-density service aggregation, optical interface flexibility and high availability, enabling enterprises to better scale network capacity and support network consolidation of rapidly increasing storage and Ethernet application traffic, the company said.

“Enterprise customers are looking for ways to consolidate their networks by extending DWDM beyond the SAN to incorporate all mission-critical applications and services on one infrastructure,” said Carl Engineer, senior director of marketing Cisco’s optical networking group.

“With these new features the Cisco ONS 15530 platform delivers scalability to meet increasing capacity requirements and flexibility to address traffic diversity while supporting the level of productivity our customers demand.”

Enhancements include the ONS 15530 8-port Fibre Channel/Gigabit Ethernet aggregation card, Cisco ONS 15530 2.5-Gbps ITU Trunk Card and new protection switch modules for the ONS 15500 Series.

Dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) technology offers several benefits for evolving storage-area networking (SAN) environments, Cisco said. DWDM supports the high-bandwidth, low-latency requirements for business-continuance applications and the high service density needed for storage, data and legacy traffic.


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