Broadband Investigate

IP Over DWDM: Empower Your Next-Generation Optical Network

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Executive Summary

Cisco uniquely offers routing systems as well as DWDM transport with an integrated IPoDWDM solution. With the Cisco Transport Controller and the Cisco Transport Manager, both the Cisco CRS-1 and ONS 15454 can be managed through the same common graphical interfaces. By means of the Virtual Transponder feature, it is possible to provision end-to-end services between routers and DWDM. Alarms and performance monitoring data are displayed by consistent tools. In addition the Cisco Photonics Planner facilitates the planning of an IPoDWDM network including the design of Cisco router optics as well as the DWDM transport layer. Cisco offers proven interoperability between the IP and the DWDM layers; routers and DWDM devices are designed and tested together to help ensure absolute compatibility.

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