Zeetta Networks’ OpenFlow 1.4 Agent enables world’s highest port-count software-defined Optical Circuit Switch from Polatis

Bristol, UK and Anaheim, CA

Zeetta Networks, the leader in Open Networking solutions for heterogeneous networks, announced today that it has integrated Zeetta’s OpenFlow 1.4 control interface onto Polatis’ Series 7000 – 384x384 port Optical Circuit Switch (OCS) products.

The Polatis Series 7000n Optical Switch is the largest-capacity, highest-density, highest-performance and most reliable non-blocking all-optical matrix switch available in the industry today.  The 384x384 OCS only has the energy consumption of a lightbulb, but can route over 3.7Pb/s of optical traffic, with up to 9.6Tb/s capacity per fibre. 

The addition of Zeetta’s OpenFlow 1.4 control interface to Polatis’ OCS brings, for the first time, standards-compliant Software-Defined Networking (SDN) programmability to optical circuit switching, thus enhancing the ability to integrate seamlessly with SDN control planes and support time-critical and very low-latency cloud services in hybrid packet-optical data centres.

The partnership between Polatis and Zeetta continues the successful cooperation with the High Performance Networks Group at the University of Bristol, spanning over five years.

Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks, said: “The new Polatis Series 7000 OCS reaffirms Polatis’ leadership in fibre layer switching solutions. Adding OpenFlow 1.4 support enables SDN programmability for better efficiency and capacity utilisation across the whole datacenter network. Thanks to the modularity of Zeetta’s OpenFlow 1.4 Agent architecture we are able to embed it directly onto an OCS product so we can achieve the fastest possible response and highest conceivable transparency of the underlying forwarding functionality."

Gerald Wesel, CEO at Polatis commented: "Zeetta’s OpenFlow expertise has extended the functionality of our new Series 7000 OCS for integration with transport SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions to create large, flexible and dynamic optical networks”.

Visit the joint Polatis/Zeetta live demonstration of OpenFlow 1.4 packet/optical circuit switch integration and its application to Hadoop big data optimisation on booth 2163 at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC 2016) conference and exhibition this week in Anaheim, CA.


About Polatis
Polatis delivers the world's lowest loss all-optical switching solutions for remote fibre-layer provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and test, with over 3 billion port-hours accumulated in service to date. Dependable, field-proven DirectLight™ optical matrix switch technology scales from 4x4 to 384x384 ports, applying class-leading performance to provide dynamic connectivity for telecommunications, data centre, government, test and video networks. For more information, please visit:  www.polatis.com


About Zeetta Networks

Zeetta Networks is a spin-out company from the High Performance Networks Group of the University of Bristol offering Open Networking solutions for heterogeneous networks. The company’s main product is a Network Operating System (NetOS®) which offers a simplified “plug-and-play” management, automation and monitoring of different types of network devices including optical, wireless, and Internet-of-Things. NetOS® incorporates a powerful virtualization engine which works across all different types of transport networks and enables the construction of virtual “network slices” for the deployment of wide range of B2B or B2C services with guaranteed Quality-of-Service. 

For more information please visit: www.zeetta.com


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