We’re excited to share a video interview recently released by SDxCentral with guest Bill Gartner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Optical Systems and Optics business within the Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group (MIG) as he spoke to Matt Palmer, CEO, SDxCentral about Cisco Systems Routed Optical Networks.
The video (with full transcript – shared in the link below) is relevant to Kore-Tek’s engineering and managed services offerings as Bill discusses the critical importance of routed optical networking. His optical routing insights help to illuminate the benefits of Kore-Tek and the many services it can offer prospective clients that are planning to deploy routed optical networking infrastructure.
The interview provides expert insights and analysis into the following trends in routed optical networking:
- The increasing demand for routed optical networking, as more businesses look to deploy this technology to save money and improve network performance
- The growing importance of software in managed services for routed optical networks
- The need for standards-based technology in routed optical networking.
These trends are all positive for Kore-Tek, as they indicate a growing market for its engineering and managed services offerings. With the ongoing additions of world class optical engineers to its field and management teams, Kore-Tek is well-positioned to expand its leadership and capitalize on these evolving industry trends. Lastly, the interview provides prospective customers of Kore-Tek with analysis that validates the need for Kore-Tek’s mission critical services and its growing importance amongst both Cisco and Value- Added Resale Partners.
WATCH the SDxCentral video interview with Bill Gartner:
- Power savings: Routed optical networking can save up to 90% of the power required for traditional optical networks. This is because the pluggable modules used in routed optical networking are much more efficient than the transponders used in traditional optical networks.
- Space savings: Routed optical networking can also save space in the network. This is because the pluggable modules used in routed optical networking are much smaller than the transponders used in traditional optical networks.
- Cost savings: Routed optical networking can save customers money in both the short-term and the long-term. In the short-term, customers can save money on the cost of the pluggable modules. In the long-term, customers can save money on operational expenses, such as power and cooling costs.
- Automation: Software is used to manage and automate routed optical networks. This helps to reduce operational expenses and improve network performance. For example, software can be used to automatically provision new connections and troubleshoot problems.
- Standards-based: Routed optical networking is a standards-based technology. This means that customers have more choice and flexibility when deploying it. For example, customers can choose to deploy a Cisco pluggable in a Cisco router or a third-party pluggable in a Cisco router.
- Routed optical networking is a new technology that combines IP routing and optical transport. This allows for simplified networks with lower power consumption, space requirements, and cost.
- Software plays a key role in routed optical networking, as it is used to manage and automate the network. This helps to reduce operational expenses and improve network performance.
- Routed optical networking is a standards-based technology, which means that customers have more choice and flexibility when deploying it. This is similar to the way that wireless and IP networks have evolved.
Founded by optical network specialists, Kore-Tek is widely recognized for their unparalleled expertise in critical network infrastructure, providing everything from fiber network architectures to multi-technology optical networking, routing and switching implementations.
Trusted and credentialed by major equipment manufacturers and technology service providers — and backed by decades of experience — Kore-Tek engineers have planned, designed, and managed some of the most relied-upon public and private networks in use today, improving network operations and making complex, next generation digital transformations, simple.
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