At the SC09 Conference this week, Infinera, Internet2, Juniper Networks and Level 3 reached a key milestone in...
November 18, 2009
At the SC09 Conference this week, Infinera, Internet2, Juniper Networks and Level 3 reached a key milestone in the migration to 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) by successfully demonstrating a multivendor 100Gbps routing and optical network.
In the demonstration, 100 Gbps of test data (generated by an Ixia test set) was transmitted from Portland, Ore., site of the conference, to Seattle Wash. through a single slot on the Juniper T1600 Series Core Router and new 10x10GbE physical interface card (announced separately by Juniper) via an Infinera optical system, over Level 3 and Internet2’s nationwide fiber optic network.
The data was then looped back to Juniper’s T1600 in Juniper’s booth on the SC09 show floor in Portland.
Last year, the four organizations announced an initiative to work together to develop and deploy 100GbE services with the ultimate goal of implementing a fully-operational 100GbE network.