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DCI: 400G and beyond for next-gen data centers

  • March 30, 2022

Anabel Alarcon

Product Specialist

Anabel Alarcon brings to EXFO ten years of experience on networking troubleshooting for IP, MPLS and mobile backhaul technologies, her background allowed her to be part of the support team on the most important network manufacturers on the market. Supporting different services provider’s networks across Latin America, participating on product introduction and infrastructure implementation, also becoming account dedicated engineer for the most important service provider in Mexico.

Raymond Lai

Technical Director EXFO Asia Pacific

Raymond specializes in telecommunications Test and Measurement for over 22 years. He possesses extensive hands-on experience working with all major telecom service providers and mobile operators and their entire equipment suppliers and contractors from all over Asia Pacific including Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

He has authored numerous best practices guide to help the service operators to maximize their investment from their deployment for variety of transport networks ranging from FTTx, DWDM/ROADM, OTN, legacy SDH to high speed Ethernet (100G and 400G), fiber optics and triple play broadband services and most recently 5G Fibre Network Transformation.

Raymond has been with EXFO for more than 14 years, holding different regional roles in technical sales, application engineering, product support, training, product marketing, learning technology and services consultancy. He is currently APAC Test and Measurement technical director. He plays instrumental role in driving the company product innovation by bridging to the APAC market demand and evolution. Raymond holds a degree in Telecommunications and Electronics.

Ng Chin Keong

Applications Engineer, EXFO

CK has experience working in the area of Mobile Front Haul and Optical Transport Networks.

He's been with EXFO for about 2 years. Prior to that he was a Global Service Engineer specialized in DWDM network integration at the Ericsson China and Malaysia.

He also worked as a Project Manager in the Bangkok for True Move, Thailand. 

This webinar is the third and last installment of a series around transmission technologies and testing for next-gen data centers.

The past few months saw a significant ramp up of 400G deployment trials worldwide across several applications including data center interconnect (DCI), intra data center, subsea links in the terrestrial network core and for enterprise.

Cloud computing, AI, IoT and 5G are the reasons behind these important transformations but capacity and reach are also reshaping the landscape; the use of coherent optics on distant point-to-point interconnections is gaining momentum for DCI, metro/regional and longhaul networks.

This webinar explores the impact of these fascinating technologies in and out of the data center and provides a glimpse of upcoming trends as seen at OFC 2022.

Key takeaways:

  • Key 400G use cases and test scenarios
  • 400G deployment challenges
  • The role of 400G coherent optics in high-speed networks
  • Benefits and use cases of coherent optics
  • 800G and upcoming technology trends

Previous installments of this webinar series:

  1. Intra data center challenges: looking into the heart of the cloud revolution
  2. Intra data center challenges: multilayer fault detection and troubleshooting

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