Cisco is enabling 100G with its ASR 9900 and 9904 routers and is powering the powerful connection by Cisco's IOS XR Network Operating System; along with Cyan's Z-Series packet-optical hardware and Cyan's Blue Planet platform.
NANOG 61 is taking place in Bellevue, WA, June 2-4, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue and the 100G network connects the venue to NTT Com's Point of Presence (PoP) at the Westin Building in Seattle.
"NTT Com is proud to be the connectivity provider of NANOG 61 and bring 100G IP connectivity to all NANOG 61 attendees," said Michael Wheeler (News - Alert), executive vice president of NTT Communications' Global IP Network at NTT America. "With fiber directly connected to our Seattle PoP, this ultra-high speed network is a milestone in NANOG's 20-year history and will ensure that all attendees benefit from a fast, high-quality network experience."
Cyan and NTT Com have worked previously on software-based network services automation project. Together, they worked on the development of an open Application Programming Interface (API) to drive the rapid provisioning of Optical Wave Services (OWS).
"This 100G demonstration and joint development with NTT Com highlights how Cyan's technology can deliver unparalleled performance, scale and flexibility to customers seeking to transform and simplify their networks," said Michael Hatfield, president of Cyan.
Although 100G networks are in great demand today, they will lose their luster in the coming years due to increase in bandwidth demand from consumers.
Service providers will have to go beyond 100G with the emergence of 4K video, enterprise big data and analytics, mobile backhaul and datacenter interconnect.