Cisco ONS 15540 ESPx Extended Services Platform

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The ONS 15540 Extended Services Platform with external cross connect capability (ESPx) is a highly modular, flexible, and scalable next generation Dense Wave Division Multiplexer (DWDM) platform that integrates data networking, storage area networking (SAN), time division multiplexing, (TDM) Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) technologies over an ultra high bandwidth, intelligent optical infrastructure that can support any packet, over any wavelength on any platform.

Enterprise users of the ONS 15540 ESPx will benefit from a single optical infrastructure that scales to meet the explosive demand of storage and metro networking and provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet support for high-density streamlined operational efficiency in a compact footprint. With the ONS 15540 ESPx, Managed Service Providers will be able to rapidly create and provision highly available service offerings and network expansion with superior operational support while realizing a competitive advantage through greater revenue and profitability per wavelength. The ONS 15540 ESPx has also been qualified as interoperable in key storage and managed network services environments including IBM’s GDPS, EMC’s SRDF, Hitachi Data Systems, HP/Compaq, Brocade, and Giant Loop.

The Cisco ONS 15540 ESPx Modules/Line Cards include:

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