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The 6500 Family of Packet-Optical Platforms is designed to address today’s unpredictable traffic patterns by delivering new levels of capacity, flexibility, resiliency, and multi-layer programmability required for a more adaptive network. Leveraging the latest technology innovation, the 6500 integrates packet, OTN, and flexible WaveLogic Photonics capabilities across multiple chassis form factors to enable a programmable infrastructure that can scale and respond on demand to changing customer requirements.
Ciena’s field-proven WaveLogic programmable coherent interfaces give you a full suite of plug-and-play high-capacity solutions that offer the widest range of tunable capacities, significantly improving transport economics with the ability to scale to 800G. With the addition of 100G-400G footprint-optimized solutions, you can extend WaveLogic benefits to innovative, new applications to drive better user experiences.
The 6500's high-density 10G transponders enable multi-protocol, low-latency and wire-speed encryption capabilities to maximize your service revenue opportunities.
Our high-capacity optical muxponders complement high-capacity line rates with OTN switching to optimize bandwidth utilization and network efficiency. And they offer the added benefit of insulating your network against uncertain service mix by providing transparent transport of all client services.
Our eMOTR modules integrate packet switching within transport, offering sub-GE grooming for improved wavelength efficiencies, traffic prioritization for SLA adherence and deployments in uncontrolled temperature environments—so you can do it all with less equipment. And with the 6500 Packet Transport System (PTS) configuration you can maintain profitable delivery of TDM services while future proofing investments toward an all-packet network modernization.
The 6500 D/S-Series configurations converge comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities in flexible chassis form factors to address business requirements at the edge, in the core, and everything in between. The configurations leverage unconstrained hybrid packet/OTN switching, an intelligent control plane and multi-layer software-defined programmability to deliver high-capacity networking that maximizes the bandwidth efficiency and flexibility of the overall network.
With the ability to scale to Terabit/s switching per slot and flexibly route wavelengths without restriction across any one of 16 paths, the programmable 6500-T12/T24 configurations enable service providers to efficiently distribute customizable content to their end-users and provide an on-demand, superior customer experience.Learn more
The 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS) is a compact, simple-to-deploy, photonic layer solution that provides highly dense ROADM and amplifier configurations to improve scalability, reduce footprint, and offer more flexibility and programmability.Learn more
Tailored to address enterprise business requirements at the edge, the 6500-D2 is a compact 2RU chassis that cost-effectively extends the flexibility and resiliency of the 6500 platform from the core to the access.
Designed for modernized network applications, the 6500-D7/S8 configurations converge comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities with packet/OTN switching and an intelligent control plane for cost-effective delivery of services.
Architected for high-capacity applications, Ciena’s 6500-D14/S14 configurations converge comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities with unconstrained hybrid packet/OTN switching and an intelligent control plane to maximize the bandwidth efficiency and flexibility of the overall network.
Designed for high-capacity networking, the 6500-S32 Packet-Optical Platform converges comprehensive Ethernet, TDM, and WDM capabilities with unconstrained hybrid packet/OTN switching and an intelligent control plane to maximize the bandwidth efficiency and flexibility of the overall network.
With the ability to scale to Terabit/s switching per slot, Ciena’s 6500 T-Series Packet-Optical Platform addresses the growing need to maintain profitable delivery of converged multi-layer services on demand, for a superior customer experience.
The 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS) is a compact, simple-to-deploy, photonic layer solution that provides highly dense ROADM and amplifier configurations to improve scalability, reduce footprint, and offer more flexibility and programmability.
Leverages industry-leading coherent technology with unprecedented intelligence and programmability required to build on-demand, programmable networks
Utilizes hybrid OTN and packet switching with control plane capabilities for the most efficient use of network resources and service differentiation
Delivers the full suite of open APIs for advanced programmability, automated provisioning, and streaming telemetry
Adapts to a wide variety of requirements with a minimal set of equipment, reducing standardization and operational costs
Maximizes operational efficiencies with the ability to tailor customer solutions via various chassis, power, and configuration options
Offers a turnkey approach for complete network and service lifecycle operations with Ciena’s MCP (Manage, Control and Plan) domain controller.
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