05-10-2011 12:26 PM
A variety of 100 GbE optical modules are coming out on the market (which I briefly describe here):
Which of the modules would you use on your first 100 GbE links? Do you anticipate needing short reach or longer reach links first?
08-08-2011 03:29 PM
Since it appears that long haul providers are adopting the 40G over 100G, I think that first adopters will likely be using this more for interconnects within a datacenter at first, followed closely by metro area extensions. So I would bet that the SR optics will be more prevalent in the short term.
08-09-2011 02:54 PM
Hey Ken, demand for short reach optics is exactly what we're seeing in our 100 GbE data center deployments. The 10x10 2 km optics are the most popular (since they can reach a longer distance than 100GBASE-SR10), which are needed in warehouse-scale or multi-building data centers.