This class dissects how new technologies—including low-cost interconnect and flexible protocols, like FlexE and FlexO—are driving a more optimized, dynamic end-to-end transport infrastructure for service provider networks. You’ll use your microscope to uncover the market dynamics that are driving new ways of evolving large switching architectures, and to analyze specific sample network simulations showing how a hybrid architecture approach leveraging photonic restoration delivers maximum scale at the right cost.