The Z22 is Cyan’s edge-optimized packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP). Available in -48 volt and +24 volt versions, the ultra-compact, temperature-hardened form-factor makes it an ideal platform for pushing high-performance transport deep into the access network. The CE2.0 certified Z22 provides a superior solution to edge routers for high-performance, Ethernet-centric wireless backhaul and aggregation ring applications.
The Z22 supports two Z-Series multi-service modules, optional redundant common control and DWDM. Carrier Ethernet and SONET/SDH modules can be equipped in a 1+1 configuration to provide carrier-class protection. Hitless software upgrades further maximize network and service resiliency to satisfy even the most demanding SLAs.
- Ultra-compact P-OTP optimized for the access-edge
- Modular system supports plug-and-play Ethernet, wavelength, OTN, and SONET/SDH
- Scalable design supports single-slot 100G coherent today and future 100 GbE and ODU-4
- Environmentally-hardened system ideally suited for deployments in remote cabinets
- Carrier-grade architecture supports full redundancy and hitless upgrades
- CE2.0 and connection-oriented Ethernet (COE) ensure more manageable, resilient, and predictable Ethernet transport
- Complements Cyan’s Z33, Z77, and Blue Planet to provide a cohesive solution extending from the edge to the core
Compact and Scalable Design
At just 2RU in height, the Z22 delivers industry-leading integration for cost-efficiency and operational simplicity at the network edge. Ideal for optical or Ethernet service delivery and backhaul, the Z22 provides the services, scale, size, and power-efficiency required for edge applications.
The high-performance Z22 platform supports non-blocking, "True 100G" designs that deliver greater than 100Gbps per slot. In addition, the single-slot 100G coherent transponder module set the new industry benchmark for 100G density and flexibility.
Carrier Ethernet 2.0
Cyan’s Z-Series was among the first products to achieve Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), ensuring that the platform enables cost-effective Ethernet service delivery with carrier-grade capabilities such as QoS, scalability, reliability, and service management. Beyond CE 2.0, the Z22 implements COE to provide more resilient and predictable Ethernet transport. COE overcomes the performance limitations found with traditional layer 2 Ethernet solutions, ensuring guaranteed bandwidth and carrier-class protection switching in 50 milliseconds or less. The Z-Series and COE allow network operators to build cost-efficient, performance-assured networks optimized for the delivery of more deterministic E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access services. And simple point-and-click, multi-vendor provisioning with Blue Planet simplifies service orchestration and ongoing operations support for superior end-to-end performance.
Cyan Blue Planet and Z-Series
The Cyan Blue Planet SDN Platform provides open, multi-vendor orchestration for multiple layers across the WAN and naturally provides excellent element-, network- and services-level management for Z-Series P-OTPs. Customers use Blue Planet software for multi-layer visualization of end-to-end network connections. Planet Design enables you to see performance, scalability, and resiliency implications while in the network design phase. Planet Operate provides 3D multi-layer network status and relationships between fibers, wavelengths, and any associated aggregation and service layers as well as integrated multi-vendor, multi-domain orchestration. Planet View provides multi-layer performance monitoring and SLA assurance. Finally, Planet Inventory provides full-featured asset and circuit inventory reporting and verification capabilities.