Ciena Core Director

Used and Refurbished Ciena Core Directors

Ciena offers a line of Core Director multiservice optical switches that can deliver a broad range of optical abilities with different protection schemes and architectures to help adapt to your network.

Core features include:

  • Real-time service provisioning
  • Simultaneous dynamic mesh and ring as well as linear protections
  • Automated switching at the wavelength level
  • Granularity of software controls and definitions down to STS-1
  • Grooming, add and drop capabilities to minimize costs
  • The ability to cross-connect with legacy devices that don’t scale

At its fundamental level, the Core Director is an optical switch that enhances distributed network intelligence for service providers of all sizes. From OC-3 to Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the switch matrix of a refurbished Ciena Core Director enables operation on 1 wavelength or via the composite signals of a wavelength.

Different models can help you scale as needed, and Worldwide Supply offers a variety of used and refurbished options to ensure you get support without significant cost. The CI Switch model allows you to support up to 160 Gbps of capacity in almost any combination of supported optical interfaces.

OTN Switching

In 2015, Ciena introduced OTN switching to its platforms when it unveiled the 5430 packet optical platform. Upgrades around that time allowed OTN switching to expand and integrate into a broad set of the company’s platforms, including Core Director.

You won’t need a 5430 to take advantage of OTN switching designed to help carriers and network providers manage their terabit-scale core networks, maintain agility and high resiliency.

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