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Which Optical Transport Architecture Is Right for You?
There are various transport network architectures, from strictly Layer 1 optical rings to meshed Layer 1 through Layer 3 converged networks. How do you decide? This article provides a high level overview of three different architectures, their typical use cases and benefits.
• Jul 28, 2023
Optical Data Center Interconnect (DCI): Cisco NCS 1002 Lab
In the data center and between data centers, you need a solution that can meet the challenge of the exponential growth in traffic and the pressures on networks caused by digitization. Greater scale, agility and programmability are also needed to rapidly respond to an increasingly dynamic service environment. The purpose of this lab is to demonstrate the provisioning of 2 NCS 1002's in a point-to-point configuration; commonly used for interconnecting geographically diverse data centers (DCI). We will configure various client and trunk rates across 2 of the 4 available "slices" on each box utilizing the native IOS-XR Command Line Interface (CLI).