Converged Optical & Packet Networking Workshop

4 hours

Within the past five years, there have been tremendous advancements in both optical and routing technologies. These advancements present a compelling technical solution and a strong business case to combine, or converge, Optical and Routing architectures into one platform.

Historically, Optical and Routing devices have been too large and power demanding to consider combining into one platform.  Recently, advancements in DWDM optics have produced extremely power efficient 200G and 400G DWDM optics that can be plugged directly into the router. These optics, combined with the latest high capacity, port dense core routers, enable us to realistically consolidate the two network functions into one platform. There are many benefits to deploying a converged optical and routing architecture, including reduced equipment cost, streamlined operations and network agility.

Traditional vs. converged architecture

What to Expect

In this workshop, we will help you chart a course towards a converged optical and packet network. We will work together to assess your underlying optical infrastructure, determine your routing requirements, plan for operations and maintenance of the network, and define the resources that you will need to succeed into the future.

  • Converged optical & packet overview
  • Evaluate the converged solution portfolio
  • Assess your current environment
  • Explore future growth or consolidation plans
  • Strategic planning of deployment & operations
  • Development of next steps, including demos, proofs-of-concept, detailed design proposals, etc.

Goals & Objectives

The aim of this workshop is to generate actionable next steps that will help you move towards a converged optical & packet architecture.  We will use open discussions, whiteboard analysis, and presentations to fully understand your current environment and chart a path to where you want to go.

As a follow-up, WWT will provide the customer with a high-level recommended plan of action to achieve a converged optical & packet architecture, including how to leverage existing investments in the recommended solution.


At the end of this workshop, your organization will better understand what Converged Optical & Packet architecture is and how it can help simplify your network operations.