Voyager is the first step in
Highlights / Key Facts
- Announced in
February 2016at Mobile World Congress, the Telecom Infra Project(TIP) was launched as a way for leading technology providers to develop new technologies and rethink approaches to deploying network architecture in order to support emerging 5G networking, IoT and virtual reality use cases. The scale, agility and cost requirements of these new use cases cannot be satisfied by traditional hardware-centric network architectures. By working as part of TIP, Equinixis helping to define the deployment, operational and support models for the new disaggregated and virtual networking infrastructure. Equinixwill actively work with hardware and software networking vendors to create the ecosystem for this new, emerging networking model at Equinix. Since joining TIP, Equinix'sCTO, Ihab Tarazi, has taken an active role in the group, co-chairing the Open Optical Packet Transport project group and also participating in the Backhaul track.
- Initial testing of the Voyager open packet-optical switch took place in
Equinix'sSV3 and SV8 IBX data centers in Silicon Valley. Voyager is a combination of compute, switch, router and DWDM transport technologies. Preliminary results showed zero packet loss and significant overall cost savings due to this disaggregated hardware and software networking model.
- Equinix CTO,
Ihab Taraziwill be speaking about this project on-stage today, November 1, at the TIP Summit, taking place at Menlo Park, Calif.
Ihab Tarazi, CTO, Equinix:
"This emerging world of disaggregated optical networking will need a physical aggregation point where all the hardware and software can come together. With Equinix's rich history in network and cloud neutrality, it makes perfect sense that
Equinixbe the place where CSPs, NSPs and the TIP hardware and software vendors can join together to deploy next-generation networks. We are thrilled by the initial results of our tests and look forward to future collaboration and innovation with this exciting initiative." Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Director of Engineering,
"The Open Optical Packet Transport project group within TIP is developing technologies in an open community approach with the goal to drive better and broader connectivity globally. With
Equinix'sleadership and support, the Voyager ecosystem will serve as a first ever white box for switching, routing and DWDM in the Wide Area Networks to exemplify a new way of open collaboration and innovation and has been contributed to the TIP community."
- Equinix Uses Facebook Technology to Build an Open Source-Based Ecosystem [blog post]
- Learn more about
Telecom Infra Project[website]
- Learn more about the TIP Summit [website]
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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