NGON: Coriant Expands Portfolio of Disaggregated Networking Solutions with Vibe X90

Created June 27, 2018
Technologies and Products

Coriant has debuted its Vibe X90 programmable packet platform at NGON 2018. The company says it is the first in the Vibe series of carrier-class white boxes to enable cost-efficient service aggregation from access to the core. A key component of the Coriant hyperscale carrier architecture, the carrier-class Vibe X90 provides a cost-optimised white box solution for a wide variety of mobile and converged applications, including 4G/5G any-haul.

Coriant says that by leveraging packet disaggregation and open software control, the ultra-dense power-efficient Vibe X90 white box enables service providers and web-scale operators to dramatically reduce operational costs compared to traditional transport IP routing solutions. In combination with Coriant’s network operating systems (NOS), the Vibe X90 offers a reduction of up to 60% in TCO.

Designed for carrier-class resiliency, the compact 2RU Coriant Vibe X90 supports 900 Gbps of full-duplex switching capacity in single node configurations and scalability up to 2.7 Tbps in stacked configurations, with further scalability enabled in POD configurations. This makes the Vibe X90 suitable for IP transport network applications where cost-efficient Layer 2/3 service aggregation is required for a dense mix of 1G, 10G, 25G and 100G interfaces, including in provider edge and central office environments. To maximise flexibility and cost-efficiency, the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE)-enabled Vibe X90 platform leverages merchant silicon with support for large packet buffers and large forwarding tables.

Among the key features of the purpose-built for telco environments X90 platform are packet synchronisation to IEEE 1588, SyncE, large packet buffers, ETSI-standard rack sizes, node stacking and control and data plane redundancy. It also boasts open, agnostic software control, software portability with compatible NOS software and SDN/NFV orchestration in multi-vendor, multi-layer environments. The platform also supports networking features such as advanced timing capabilities that enable a variety of mobile and converged applications, where flexible scaling and accurate packet synchronisation is critical to service availability

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.