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The Cisco NCS 100 Series is a family of optical transport platforms designed for use in service provider networks and data center interconnects. These platforms are specifically engineered to provide high-capacity, high-performance, and flexible optical networking solutions
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- Optical Transport: The Cisco NCS 100 Series is focused on optical transport, which means it’s designed to transmit data over optical fibers with high efficiency and reliability. This is crucial for service providers and data centers where large volumes of data need to be transported quickly and securely.
- High Capacity: These platforms are built to deliver high-capacity networking, often featuring support for multiple terabits per second (Tbps) of data throughput. This allows them to handle the growing demand for bandwidth-intensive applications and services.
- Flexibility: The Cisco NCS 100 Series offers flexibility in terms of configurations and scalability. They can be configured to support different types of optical interfaces and networking technologies to meet various deployment scenarios.
- Compact Form Factor: Many models in the series come in compact form factors, making them suitable for installations in space-constrained environments, such as data centers.
- Carrier-Grade Reliability: Cisco emphasizes carrier-grade reliability in these platforms, ensuring that they can meet the stringent uptime and reliability requirements of service providers and data centers.
- Optical Transport Technologies: The NCS 100 Series supports various optical transport technologies, including Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) and Coherent technology, which enables efficient use of optical spectrum for transmitting multiple data channels simultaneously.
- Network Management: Cisco provides network management tools and software interfaces for easy configuration, monitoring, and management of the NCS 100 Series devices.
- Integration with Cisco Ecosystem: These platforms are designed to integrate seamlessly into the broader Cisco networking ecosystem, allowing for smooth interoperability with other Cisco networking equipment.
- Use Cases: The Cisco NCS 100 Series is commonly used in applications like metro and regional optical transport networks, data center interconnects, and other scenarios where high-capacity and reliable optical networking are essential.
- Green Networking: Cisco pays attention to energy efficiency, and many models in the series are designed to be environmentally friendly, reducing power consumption and operational costs.