Inphi announced it sampled the industry’s first 400ZR QSFP-DD module to major cloud operators and equipment manufacturers. Andrew Schmitt commented in the press release:

“Inphi’s sampling of the 400ZR module is the first to bring pluggable 400G coherent optics into the data center,” said Andrew Schmitt, Directing Analyst at Cignal AI. “This groundbreaking technology economically enables edge data center architectures for large cloud vendors and gives network operators worldwide the first look at standards-based pluggable coherent solutions.”