Hosting provider GigeNET deploys ADVA FSP 3000 for Chicago data center interconnect

March 22, 2022
The data center interconnect network is designed to support 10-Gbps and 100-Gbps transmission with full redundancy and optical path protection.

ADVA (FSE: ADV) says it has supplied its FSP 3000 open optical transport platform to hosting services company GigeNET for data center interconnect (DCI) in the Chicago metro area. GigeNET will use the network to support provision of cloud and colocation services to its business customers.

The data center interconnect network is designed to support 10-Gbps and 100-Gbps transmission with full redundancy and optical path protection. ADVA says the use of its FSP 3000 will enable operational simplicity, energy efficiency, and a roadmap to future network enhancements in a compact design. ADVA also will supply maintenance services and continuous onsite support.

“By deploying the ADVA FSP 3000, we’re ensuring our customers receive a hosting experience that’s second to none. With its enhanced redundancy and resilience, our solution protects traffic like never before, so that enterprises can access data and harness the applications that power their businesses with total confidence,” said Paul Ashley, network engineering and operations director at GigeNET. “The strong relationship we have with ADVA has also been key. As well as working closely with us to design and implement a unique architecture that fits our needs, ADVA’s team is also providing ongoing support through training and maintenance.”

“We’ve worked in tight collaboration with GigeNET to deliver a fast and reliable DCI solution that perfectly meets its requirements and ambitions. This new network features enhanced traffic protection, reduces complexity and also provides efficiency savings that support GigeNET’s sustainability drive,” added John Scherzinger, senior vice president of sales, Americas at ADVA. “With its upgraded solution, GigeNET can provide its business customers with the peace of mind that comes from fully redundant services. And, as well as always-on availability, our innovation ensures that data takes the fastest networking route to minimize lag and latency.”

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