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The Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 Platform is purpose-built for scalable 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) high-capacity metro cloud data center interconnect (DCI) over multi-terabit links with simplicity, efficiency, and security.

The Cloud Xpress 2 complements the 500 gigabits per second (Gb/s) Cloud Xpress and extends the Cloud Xpress Family to create unmatched choice and flexibility for metro cloud DCI.

Scalable: The Cloud Xpress 2 incorporates Infinera's groundbreaking Infinite Capacity Engine to deliver a 1.2 terabits per second (Tb/s) wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) super-channel in only 1 rack unit (1RU). Data center operators can start by using a fraction of the platform's capacity and scale up as needed with Infinera's unique Instant Bandwidth capability, which allows point-and-click activation of capacity without requiring any new hardware truck rolls, installation or configuration. Flexible 10/40/100 GbE support enables a smooth transition from 10 GbE and 40 GbE clients to 100 GbE as capacity demands grow. Multiple Cloud Xpress 2 units can be racked, stacked and managed as a single unit in order to scale capacity up to 27.6 Tb/s per fiber pair.

Simple: With a simple operational model and extensive automation support, the Cloud Xpress 2 is designed for easy deployment and operational efficiency. The rack-and-stack appliance form factor and easy 1-2-3 configuration make deployment simple. The Cloud Xpress 2 also supports data center automation with capabilities such as topology
auto-discovery, zero-touch provisioning support and standard application programming interfaces (APIs) for programmability and streaming telemetry. Built-in amplification enabling reach of up to 130 kilometers (km) eliminates the need for external amplifiers on most metro DCI links, and 1.2 Tb/s super-channel output reduces or eliminates the need for multiplexers and fiber connections, both of which help to minimize DCI solution complexity and to maximize reliability. Reliability is further bolstered by photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology and an architecture that combines redundant power supplies and fans with a hot swappable control module to support hitless software upgrades.

Efficient: The Cloud Xpress 2 is designed for operational efficiency. The Infinite Capacity Engine allows the Cloud Xpress 2 to achieve very high density and high power efficiency, enabling deployment in data center locations with limited available rack space and helping to control space and power costs. Support for simple operations and automation allows operators to maximize the efficiency of operations staff and lower the total cost of operation.

Secure: The Cloud Xpress 2 with the Infinite Capacity Engine supports built-in data encryption that can be enabled with product-specific license keys. Encryption can be enabled based on the IEEE Media Access Control Security (MACsec) protocol or Layer 1 (bulk) encryption,
employing state-of-the-art NIST-complaint AES-256 encryption technologies. The Cloud Xpress 2 is FIPS-140-2 Level 2 certified (Certificate Number: 3671) to further enhance its security feature sets and its deployments in security-conscious environments.

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