As data center and end-user applications continue to proliferate, packet-dominated traffic running from user to content and from content to content is surging, resulting in significant changes to the patterns, dynamics, and scale of traffic within metro networks. The 8700 is purpose-built to address the specific packet network business challenges associated with metro and regional networks, allowing network operators to maintain pace with rapidly evolving market trends.
BTR Diamond Technology Review awarded Ciena 5 Diamonds for the 8700 Packetwave Platform, plus the platform was named a Diamond Technology Review Innovation Award Winner. This video discusses the game-changing technology attributes of the 8700 Packetwave® Platform and why BTR offered the platform its highest honor.
Expand your network capabilities without expanding your data center. The 8700 is half the size of standard units. By leveraging the very latest in available hardware, along with innovative design techniques, the 8700 directly addresses space constraints with an industry-leading combination of compactness and capacity.
Reduce energy requirements while increasing network capabilities. The 8700 requires half the energy of standard units. Energy costs are a primary contributor to surging monthly operating expenses for data center and network operators today, and are only expected to increase. The 8700 achieves industry-leading energy efficiency, so not only is it better for the environment, but also for the bottom line of network operators.
Metro network operators are seeking innovative approaches to design and deploy metro packet networks unburdened by the complexities of traditional high-touch IP-based network architectures. The 8700 was designed to facilitate a new metro network approach
By integrating our deep photonics expertise into a multi-terabit, programmable Ethernet switching and aggregation platform, network operators can significantly optimize and simplify their metro Ethernet networks, yielding many measurable benefits, including simplicity, capacity, scalability, power and space efficiency, and compelling economics.
The 8700 is designed from inception to be fully programmable allowing network operators to migrate existing static services to dynamic, on-demand services. When used in conjunction with Ciena’s applications, the 8700 allows performance-on-demand connectivity with a smooth migration path toward a fully open SDN architecture.
Industry-leading 10GbE and 100GbE density and compact form to address space constraints
Low power consumption to keep growing operational expenses in check
Flexible configuration options with fully modular 4-slot or 10-slot chassis variants
MEF CE 2.0 certified for E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access for improved service offerings; E-Line and E-Access up to and including 100GbE
Hardware-assisted packet OAM capabilities for guaranteed SLA differentiation
Zero-Touch Provisioning for rapid, secure, and error-free turn-up of packet services
|W X DX H (mm)||483 X 600 X 267||483 X 600 X 445|
|W X DX H (Inches)||19 X 23.5 X 10.5||19 X 23.5 X 17.5|
|Chassis per Rack||7||4|
|DC Input||-40Vdc To -60Vdc|
|AC Input||180Vac To 265Vac|
|Power Consumption (Watts@ 25°C/ -48V DC) (no optics)||1150 (Typical) 1650 (Maximum)||2100 (Typical) 3000 (Maximum)|
32°F to 104°F
The system has been tested
|Storage Temperature||-40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)|
|Relative Humidity||5% To 90% (Non-Condensing)|
|Air Flow||Right Front to Left Rear||Lower Front to Upper Rear|