Get ready for the 800 GE reality

Jonas Vermeulen

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The wave of 400GE IP routing satisfied the increased bandwidth demand observed during the global pandemic with many optical module variants emerging depending on use case, cost and technology. Technology has evolved since, and routers with 800GE interfaces are now available giving early adopters many benefits from power and density perspective.
This presentation provides a unique insight in what technology advancements were required to realize such capacity increase. It touches on considerations such as optical interface technologies (and interworking), power, cooling and system design necessary to interconnect your systems at 800GE interface capacity.