Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent extends 100G reach

Alcatel-Lucent today introduced a new “premium” card, dubbed the 100G eXtended Reach (XR) which boosts the distance over which operators can deliver 100G service from 1500 km to 2000 km and beyond.

It may not seem like much of an advance, but since the card plugs into ALU’s existing 1830 Photonic Service Switch it should hold straightforward appeal to carriers that need that extra distance – not only in point-to-point configurations but supporting more advanced.....READ MORE

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cloud activity to explode in 2012

In testing cloud computing services and observing the growth of cloud activities, we've noticed that there are distinct phases that organizations go through in adopting cloud.

First, application developers fall in love with cloud-based disposable infrastructure and/or ready-built app development platforms that circumvent long purchasing cycles and capital asset growth limitations. Then other attractions, like.......READ MORE