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Re: CWDM equipment (current favorites) (fwd)
[email protected] wrote:
10G is fine, but a coarse step price-wise. (boxes that are 1U that uplink 10G often have >10G of input traffic possible). I like being able to plug optics in as we need more upink. If its not feasible, well then. :)On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, Deepak Jain wrote:Well, that's how LX4 actually works internally - but you can't plug in your own optics for those 4 cwdm channels :(I think this is the rub (regarding multirate optics). What I'd love to be able to do is take a multirate optic and shove it into some 1U type switch or router that takes several gigabits of a IP or Ethernet frames and load balances them PPP or CEF style across a few 2.5/2.7G lambdas. So say 10 gigabits of traffic over 4 lambdas. I don't need to replicate2.5G are only slightly more expensive than 1G - if you have OC48 gear thatWe need to place a new order for some new fiber builds and were considering some other vendors. Especially in the nx2.5G and nx10G (are CWDM x-cievers even available in 10G yet?) range. Anyone have any new favorites?
We aren't dealing with regeneration in the scenario I'm talking about... but since its possible in LX4 and other things... it should be possible in crafted solution. Since there doesn't seem to be a solution off the shelf to say make a 3750 uplink at 2.5G... I guess we'll just be old fashioned. :)You *have* to deal with signaling somehow, because of regeneration of theGE signaling or SONET signaling... just move the bits. I know this is very easy (trivial even) at 1G signaling rates, I never understood [other than for markup purposes] why the vendors don't let those uplink ports be 2.5G capable.