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Infinera Launches Latest Optical Transport Solution

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Groove (GX) Series expands to bring modular solutions to a broader customer base

Infinera is expanding its Groove (GX) Series of open transport solutions. The GX Series expansion uses pluggable modules called 'sleds' to bring the efficiency and accelerated innovation cycles of modular solutions to a broader customer base, according to the company.

This evolution includes support for Infinera's sixth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE6) technology, carrier-grade features, high-density chassis, and a wide variety of sled capabilities. The result, it says, is a solution that cost-effectively meets the insatiable bandwidth demands driven by 5G and cloud-based networking.

The expanded GX Series of modular solutions adds improved scalability and carrier-grade features to moderne data centre-style networking approaches with chassis options that streamline and accelerate large-scale deployments in a wide variety of data centre and traditional service provider networks. These features include NEBS Level 3 compliance, field-replaceable redundant controllers, both A/C and D/C power supplies, enhanced security, 300-millimeter (mm) and 600-mm ETSI-compliant shelf variants, and multi-chassis single-element configurations. Additionally, the expansion adds a variety of new sled-based options:

“These advances represent the continuation of Infinera's vision to bring open, modular, cost-effective solutions to our customers,” said Glenn Laxdal, Infinera SVP, product management. “Infinera pioneered the compact modular transport platform with the Cloud Xpress for internet content providers, significantly its compact modular portfolio with the industry's first sled-based architecture with the GX G30, and is now leading the market once again with this evolution of the GX Series.”

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