The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

400G Optics for Hyperscale Data Centers

Monday, March 12, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Event type: Panel

Room number: 7AB


Xiaoxia Wu, Juniper, USA; Kenneth Jackson, Sumitomo Electric, USA


Hyperscale data center operators are demanding ever higher data throughputs at an accelerated pace. With 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s server-to-switch and switch-to-switch connections deployed just a few short years ago, 25Gb/s, 50Gb/s and 100Gb/s are now the norm. These higher rates are creating an urgent need for even higher bandwidth interconnects and many operators believe 400G will enable improvements in network scale, efficiency and cost. This panel will examine the various architectures that drive this need as well as specific requirements of the ecosystem and deployment time-table to support these high performance networks.

Rich Baca, Microsoft, USA
Andy Bechtolsheim, Arista Networks, USA
Chris Cole, Finisar, USA
Philip Gadd, Intel, USA
Benny Mikkelsen, Acacia Communications, USA
Osa Mok, Innolight, USA
Kohichi Tamura, Oclaro, USA
Xiang Zhou, Google, USA

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