Packetwave® Platform

Packetwave® Platform <br/> 8700

Why 8700?

It's hard to keep up in a content-crazed world where the patterns, dynamics, and scale of traffic within your metro or regional network are constantly shifting. Addressing surging bandwidth demands cost-effectively is easier said than done—unless the 8700, the standard-bearer of the Packetwave® Platform, is part of your plan. Our multi-terabit, programmable, coherent DWDM packet switch revolutionizes the capital and operational economics of 10GbE and 100GbE services. How? We’re glad you asked.

Industry-leading 10GbE and 100GbE—to help you lead, too.

The 8700 is specifically optimized for 10GbE to 100GbE switching and aggregation, allowing you to deliver higher rate ports, services, and connections to meet market demands. It starts at 800 Gb/s and scales to a massive 6.8 Tb/s—just what you need to gain a competitive advantage as the dynamics of metro and regional networks shift.

The same compact shelf, now with up to 3-times the density—so it saves you space and money.

Space is limited and expensive so the 8700 is available in fully modular 4-slot and 10-slot variants. It also provides multiple port configurations with 1GbE/10GbE/40GbE/100GbE and coherent 100G DWDM OTN-based ports with up to 680 Gb/s per slot.

It’s energy-efficient—which gives you the power to protect your bottom line.

Requiring only half the energy of standard units, the 8700 achieves industry-leading high energy efficiency and low energy consumption. It’s better for the environment and for your bottom line.

Integrated with our award-winning WaveLogic Photonics—for a smarter, simpler network.

The 8700 Packetwave platform combines the advanced packet-networking capabilities of our Service-Aware Operating System (SAOS), which supports advanced OAM, QoS, and MPLS features and protocols, with the latest award-winning WaveLogic Photonics and WaveLogic 3 Nano technologies. So, you can build intelligent, packet-optimized photonic networks that are both simpler and economical.

Unified with Blue Planet Manage Control and Plan (MCP)—so you can be in control of your network.

Ciena’s Blue Planet Manage Control and Plan (MCP) system offers a unique and comprehensive solution for the administration of mission-critical networks that span across access, metro, and core domains. The system provides unprecedented multi-layer visibility from the photonic layer to the packet layers. With this innovative management approach, Blue Planet MCP returns control of the metro packet network and services directly to the network operator. By providing a unified view to the network from the photonic to the packet layer, network operations are simple, secure, and highly cost-effective.

The new 8700... by the numbers

1/10GbE interfaces

40GbE interfaces

100GbE interfaces

5 Diamonds for 8700 Packetwave Platform

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.

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No. 1

Exceptional 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE density to address space constraints

No. 2

Flexible port configurations up to 300 x 1GbE, 300 x 10GbE, 80 x 40GbE, 20x 100G DWDM, or 60 x 100GbE

No. 3

Low power consumption to keep operating expenses in check

No. 4

Multiple configuration options with fully modular 4-slot or 10-slot chassis variants

No. 5

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

No. 6

Hardware-assisted packet OAM capabilities for guaranteed SLA differentiation

No. 7

Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) for rapid, secure, and error-free turn-up of packet services

No. 8

Ciena’s Blue Planet MCP multi-layer provisioning support for end-to-end network management control and planning

No. 9

Integrated Service Activation Testing capabilities

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Packetwave Specs

  • +Physical Specifications
    • Description4-Slot10-Slot
      W X DX H (mm)483 X 600 X 267483 X 600 X 445
      W X DX H (Inches)19 X 23.5 X 10.519 X 23.5 X 17.5
      Chassis per Rack74
      Weight (Max)91Lb/42Kg147Lb/66Kg
      DC Input-40Vdc To -60Vdc
      AC Input180Vac To 265Vac
      Power Consumption (Watts@ 25°C/ -48V DC) (no optics)1201 (Typical) 1960 (Maximum)2113 (Typical) 3043 (Maximum)
      Operating Temperature

      32°F to 104°F
      0°C to 40°C

      The system has been tested and complies with the NEBS short-term operating requirement of -5°C to 55°C (23°F to 131°F). Short-term is defined in NEBS as a period of not more than 96 consecutive hours and a total of not more than 15 days in one year. (This refers to a total of 360 hours in any given year, but not more than 15 occurrences during that one-year period.)

      Storage Temperature-40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)
      Relative Humidity5% To 90% (Non-Condensing)
      Air FlowRight Front to Left RearLower Front to Upper Rear
  • +Service Line Modules
    • PSLM-680-8: 6x QSFP28, 2x QSFP+ ports
    • PSLM-400-31: 30x SFP/SFP+, 1x QSFP28 ports
    • PSLM-200-20: 20x 1GbE/10GbE SFP/SFP+ ports
    • PSLM-200-2: 2x 40GbE/100GbE CFP ports
    • CSLM-200-2: 2x 100G OTU-4 wrapped 100GbE over WaveLogic 3 Nano DWDM ports
    • PSLM-200-11: 10x SFP/SFP+, 1x QSFP28 ports Any module; any slot
    • Control Timing & Switch Module (CTX/CTX-HD):
      • 1x 10/100/1000M RJ-45 Management DCN port
      • 1x Console Port (RJ-45, EIA-561)
      • CTX, 1 Tb/s
      • CTX-HD, 2.27 Tb/s
    • Switch Module (SM/SM-HD):
      • No external interfaces
      • SM, 800 Gb/s
      • SM-HD, 2.27 Tb/s
    • Input/Output Module (IOM):
    • 16x External alarm Inputs; 4x External alarm outputs
    • 2x RJ-45 sync input/output port
    • 4x SMB sync input/output ports
  • + Ethernet
    • Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS) including Ingress Metering/Egress shaping
    • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging (Q-in-Q) VLAN full S-VLAN range
    • IEEE 802.1D MAC Bridges
    • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (CoS) prioritization
    • IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
    • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T via copper SFP
    • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
    • IEEE 802.3ba-2010 40GbE & 100GbE
    • IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet Jumbo Frames to 9,600 bytes
    • Layer 2 Control Frame Tunneling
    • Link Aggregation (LAG): Active/Active; Active/Standby
    • Multi Chassis-LAG (MC-LAG): Active/Standby
    • MEF 10.2 Egress Bandwidth Shaping per EVC per COS
    • Per-VLAN MAC Learning Control Private Forwarding Groups
    • VLAN tunneling (Q-in-Q) for Transparent LAN Services (TLS)
  • + MEF CE 2.0 certified
    • E-Access: Access EPL, Access EVPL
    • E-Tree: EP-Tree, EVP-Tree
  • + Carrier Ethernet OAM
    • EVC Ping (IPv4)
    • IEEE 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
    • IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM)
    • IEEE 802.3ah EFM Link-fault OAM
    • ITU-T Y.1564 Ethernet Service Activation Test Methodology
    • ITU-T Y.1731 Performance Monitoring (S-LM, DM) RFC 2544 Benchmarking Methodology for Network Interconnect Devices
    • RFC 5618 TWAMP Responder and Receiver TWAMP Sender
  • + Synchronization
    • Line Timing Interfaces:
      • 1GbE/10GbE In and Out (PSLM-200-20)
      • 40GbE/100GbE In and Out (PSLM-200-2)
      • OTU-4 wrapped 100GbE In and Out (CSLM-200-2)
    • External Timing Interfaces:
      • BITS In or Out (T1: 1.544Mb/s, E1: 2.048MHz and 2.048Mb/s)
      • GPS Frequency In or Out (1.544MHz, 2.048MHz, and 10MHz)
    • GR-1244
    • ITU-T G.813
    • ITU-T G.823/G.824
    • ITU-T G.8262 Synchronous Ethernet
    • ITU-T G.8262/G.8264 EEC option1 and option2
    • ITU-T G.781
    • ITU-T G.8261
    • Stratum 3E oscillator
  • +Networking Protocols
    • Alarm Indication Signaling (AIS) with Link Down Indication (LDI) and Remote Defect Indication (RDI)
    • Automatic Pseudowire Reversion
    • ITU-T G.8032 v1, v2, v3 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching
      Layer 2 Control Frame Tunneling over MPLS Virtual Circuits
    • MPLS Label Switch Path (LSP) Tunnel Groups
      MPLS Label Switch Path (LSP) Tunnel
    • Redundancy
    • MPLS Multi-Segment Pseudowires
    • MPLS Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWS) OSPF/IS-IS for Dynamic MPLS-TP Control Plane RFC 2205 RSVP
    • RFC 3031 MPLS architecture
    • RFC 3209 RSVP-TE: Extensions to RSVP for LSP
      RFC 3630 OSPF-TE
    • RFC 4447 Pseudowire Setup & Maintenance using Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
    • RFC 4448 Encapsulation Methods for Transport of Ethernet over MPLS Networks (PW over MPLS)
    • RFC 4664 Framework of L2VPN (VPLS/VPWS)
      RFC 4665 Service Requirement of L2 VPN
    • RFC 4762 VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service) and Hierarchical VPLS (H-VPLS)
    • RFC 5654 MPLS-Transport Profile (TP)
      • LSP Static provisioning
      • LSP Dynamic Provisioning
      • 1:1 Tunnel protection
    • RFC 5884 LSP Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) via GAL/G-Ach channels
    • RFC 6215 MPLS Transport Profile User-to-Network and Network-to-Network Interfaces
    • RFC 6426 MPLS On-demand Connectivity Verification and Route Tracing
    • RFC 6428 LSP and PW Connectivity Verification and Trace Route
    • Static ARP and MAC Destination Address Resolution
    • VCCV (Virtual Circuit Continuity Check) Ping and Trace Route
    • Multicast
    • DHCPv4 Relay Agent with Option 82 G.8032/IGMP interworking
    • IGMP over MPLS-TP
    • IGMPv3 with SSM
  • +CSLM-200-2 Optical Performance
    • 50GHz/100GHz grid support
    • FEC Net coding gain: 12.1dB
    • Nominal full-fiber reach: 120km unamplified to 1,000km amplified
    • PMD Tolerance: 150ps mean; 450ps instantaneous
    • Rx Sensitivity: -26 dBm
    • Service and Photonic Line Interoperability (SPLI) Tunable from 1528.77nm to 1566.72nm Tx
    • Output Power, provisionable: -11dBm to +7.5dBm
  • + Network Management
    • Alarm Management & Monitoring Configuration
    • Comprehensive Management via OneControl Enhanced CLI
    • Integrated Firewall
    • IPv4 & IPv6 Management Support Local Console Port
    • Per-VLAN Statistics Port State Mirroring
    • RADIUS Client and RADIUS Authentication
      • Remote Auto configuration via TFTP, SFTP
      • Remote Link Loss Forwarding (RLLF)
    • RFC 959 File Transfer Protocol (FTP) RFC 1035 DNS Client
    • RFC 1213 SNMP MIB II
    • RFC 1350 Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) RFC 1493 Bridge MIB
    • RFC 1573 MIB II interfaces
    • RFC 1643 Ethernet-like Interface MIB
    • RFC 1757 RMON MIB - including persistent configuration
    • RFC 2021 RMON II and RMON Statistics RFC 2131 DHCP Client
    • RFC 3877 Alarm MIB
    • RFC 4291 – IPv6 addressing (for Management Plane)
    • RFC 4443 – ICMPv6
    • RFC 4862 – Stateless address auto configuration
    • RFC 5905 NTP Client
    • Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) Secure Shell (SSHv2)
    • SNMP v1/v2c/v3
    • SNMP v3 Authentication and Message Encryption
    • Software upgrade via FTP, SFTP Syslog with Syslog Accounting TACACS + AAA
    • Telnet Server
    • Virtual Link Loss Indication (VLLI) Zero Touch Provisioning
  • + Service Security
    • Broadcast Containment Egress Port Restriction
    • Hardware-based DOS Attack Prevention Layer 2, 3, 4 Protocol Filtering
    • User Access Rights
  • + Agency Approvals
    • Australia C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand) CE mark (EU)
      • EMC Directive (2014/30/EU)
      • LVD Directive (2006/95/EC)
      • RoHS2 Directive (2011/65/EU) ETSI 300 019 Class 1.2, 2.2, 3.2
    • GR-1089 Issue 6 – NEBS Level 3
    • GR-63-CORE, Issue 4 – NEBS Level 3, Zone 4 Earthquake
    • NRTL (NA)
    • VCCI (Japan)
  • +Standards Compliance
    • Emissions:
      • CISPR 22 Class A CISPR 32 Class A EN 300 386
      • EN 55022
      • EN 55032
      • FCC Part 15 Class A GR-1089 Issue 6
      • Industry Canada ICES-003 Class A VCCI Class A
    • Environmental:
      • RoHS2 Directive (2011/65/EU) Immunity (EMC):
        • CISPR 24
        • EN 300 386
        • EN 55024
      • GR-1089 Issue 6 Power:
        • ETSI EN 300 132-2
        • ETSI EN 300 132-3
    • Safety:
      • ANSI/UL 60950-1 2nd edition 2007 CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 EN 60950-1
      • IEC 60825-1 2nd edition (2007)
      • IEC 60825-2 3rd edition (2004)
      • IEC 60950-1

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