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Transforming the optical layer into an Intelligent Transport Network™.

Infinera has just one mission: to build the world's most innovative network solutions to help our customers win.

Infinera Technology Overview
Since the advent of DWDM in the mid-1990s, most equipment vendors have envisioned an all-optical, highly analog future. According to this vision, amplifiers, filters, and mirrors replace all electronics in networks, and seamlessly transport digital services as waves of light. It's an attractive idea, since the translation between optical and electrical domains--the so-called "O-E-O" conversion--historically accounts for significant network costs. So why not just get rid of it?

It turns out there's a catch. Analog, all-optical networks are at odds with the digital information streams they carry. They are complex to design, and react very slowly to unforeseen changes in service demands – something that is increasingly common in today's cloud architectures.

Infinera's Digital Experience
From the outset, Infinera's vision was to enable DWDM transport networks to be more responsive to the digital services they carry. To do this we had to solve the challenge of reducing the cost of those OEO conversions, and we did this by integrating the optical functions of our switches into a single pair of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). Our unique PIC technology allows us to combine DWDM capacity with the efficiency and ease of use that digital OTN switching can bring. We call the combination of service-ready PIC capacity and distributed OTN switching "Bandwidth Virtualization."

Our first iteration of this vision – the Digital Optical Network – helped to revolutionize the DWDM industry in the "10 Gigabit Era." More recently, the introduction of the DTN-X platform has taken the 100 Gb/s long haul market by storm, and now we've brought our vision of the Intelligent Transport Network to the rapidly growing metro cloud market in the form of Infinera's Cloud Xpress platform.

Click on the links below for more detail on the Intelligent Transport Network, and its technology building blocks.

The Intelligent Transport NetworkThe New Simplified Model of Layer C and Layer T

IT and network architectures are being drastically transformed. Scale and virtualization are fundamental trends driving this transformation. These trends are disrupting the old model of hierarchical, functionally heavy, ring fenced network comprising several layers of devices and giving rise to a simplified model of Cloud Services, and Intelligent Transport.

Cloud services are growing at a phenomenal rate. IT functions of compute, storage and network in a single super point of presence (POP) are being distributed to multiple Cloud datacenters . As a result, operators need to scale, simplify and increase flexibility in their networks. They are constantly seeking efficient ways to reduce their IT complexity. Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is enabling operators to migrate Layer 3-7 services like Security, Voice, CPE, and BRAS from standalone devices to software services on x86 hardware within Cloud datacenters, giving rise to the Cloud Services layer, Layer C.

Meanwhile, transport functions at the lower layers (layer 0 through 3) are converging as operators encourage vendors to design the most cost effective network elements, giving rise to an intelligent transport layer, Layer T. It combines packet services of Ethernet and MPLS technologies, digital functionality of OTN switching and optical transmission and switching with WDM and ROADM functionality. Software Defined Networking (SDN) abstracts the services and functions of Layer T and presents standardized application programming interfaces (APIs) such that control can be offloaded to Layer C.

All this is conceptualized as Infinera’s Intelligent Transport Network architecture, which is a judicious mix of packet, digital, and optical functions on a single, scalable, flexible, and programmable platform exposed to virtualized control and network applications via APIs using SDN.

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3133Zayo Inks Webscale Deal Bypassing London June 23rd, 2017 by Rob Powell · FUBHO-yesterday
3132 Infinera (INFN) Upgraded By B. Riley, Kennedy Capital Management Has Lowered ByTartuffe1Thursday
3131Infinera upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley B. Riley analyst Dave Kang upJCnieuwenj2Thursday
3130I am surprised there is a human being attached to the article. It could have beFUBHO-Wednesday
3129? MF gets their articles attached to the stock on Yahoo and other ticker sites, Tartuffe-Wednesday
3128Please refrain from posting Motley Fool articles. To say they are poorly informFUBHO-Wednesday
3127This article does not even mention the SDN configurability/sliceability of the PTartuffe-Wednesday
3126I don't know how much CX2 rev. will book in Q2, but INFN has first mover andTartuffe-June 15
3125Motley Fool does shallow uninformed hit piece on INFN that misses the fact/poinTartuffe-June 14
3124Addressing the Challenge of Cloud Scale Metro Networks June 13, 2017 By Jon BaFUBHO-June 14
3123Infinera Corporation was upgraded by analysts at MKM Partners from a "neutrJakeStraw2June 14
3122Infinera Doubles Data Center Interconnect Throughput In a bid to maintain its mJCnieuwenj2June 14
3121I have become Mr. Lightreading reposter I realize, but this was a very positive Tartuffe1June 13
3120anyone have any thoughts about the revenue contribution from the cx2 in the currinefficient-June 13
3119I don't think there was any new information in the Stifel presentation. Q3 FUBHO-June 5
3118ICE4 fully debugged, since CX2 is shipping. Hope to hear pull ins on ship datesFUBHO-June 5
3117Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 Now Generally Available and Deployed in Internet ContentFUBHO1June 5
3116INFN will be using this module in the upcoming metro upgrade, so I guess it is gFUBHO-June 1
3115Ciena Tops Estimates for Fiscal Q2 June 1st, 2017 by Rob Powell · Leave aFUBHO-June 1
3114As it turns out, however, the company's had an easier time realizing gains tTartuffe-May 31
3113 NEC/Netcracker, Infinera, Juniper Networks partner for Transport SDN NEC CorporFUBHO1May 30
3112Demand for 100G+ coherent WDM shifting away from China: Cignal AI May 30, 2017 FUBHO-May 30
3111Infinera: Better to Be Early in the Stock The firm is set to return to growth FUBHO-May 30
3110Barron's INFN Upgrade May 30, 2017 2:10 p.m. ET Infinera (INFN: Nasdaq) Tartuffe-May 30
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