As major cloud content providers build out ever-larger data center facilities, the bandwidth limitations of conventional data center architectures become more apparent, throttling aggregate performance and efficiency. Hybrid OEO and OOO switch architectures dynamically manage persistent data flows between clusters, minimizing latency and simultaneously relieving congestion on intermediate routers.
The resulting order-of-magnitude efficiency gains can translate into both faster applications and lower energy costs. By inserting Polatis all-optical switches with patented DirectLight technology into existing data center architectures, operators can simplify and speed the management and performance of the network at the fiber layer, reduce operational costs and improve redundancy and resiliency.
Polatis leverages its patented DirectLight technology to provide the highest performance all-optical matrix switch in the industry. DirectLight connects fibers without needing light to be present on the fiber, allowing data center operators to pre-provision paths as well as perform intelligent network monitoring and testing over lit or dark fiber. With support for Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) via an embedded OpenFlow agent, Polatis all-optical switches enable extremely low speed-of-light latency for time-critical traffic required by new virtual cloud services in hybrid packet optical data centers. Polatis data center solutions allow data center operators to improve performance and scale to support the dramatic growth in bandwidth. To the left are just a few sample applications.
Polatis enables organizations to cost-effectively add high-performance OOO switching to their existing data center architectures for improved performance, efficiency and reliability.