ADVA offers more for data center interconnect via FSP 3000 open line system upgrades

ADVA (FSE: ADVA) says it now offers more choice and flexibility for data center interconnect applications via an expansion of its FSP 3000 open line system (OLS) portfolio. The compact, disaggregated modular OLS elements support both coherent and direct detect transmission, adapting to match line conditions and enable maximum reach without manual intervention, the company asserts.

Feb 28th, 2019

ADVA (FSE: ADVA) says it now offers more choice and flexibility for data center interconnect applications via an expansion of its FSP 3000 open line system (OLS) portfolio. The compact, disaggregated modular OLS elements support both coherent and direct detect transmission, adapting to match line conditions and enable maximum reach without manual intervention, the company asserts.

ADVA has offered open OLS capabilities since at least 2017 (see, for example, “Sweden's SUNET deploys 100-Gbps fiber network with open optical line systems from ADVA”). Now, the company has integrated optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) capabilities into the portfolio that enable continuous monitoring capabilities. The ability to automatically adjust dispersion management and power levels to match fiber characteristics also improves network performance, ADVA says.

“The open and disaggregated design of our new DCI OLS delivers more choice and flexibility than ever before. Customers can now select the ideal components for their exact requirements and achieve the lowest cost per Gigabit mile in every possible DCI scenario,” said Paul Morkel, senior director, network architecture, ADVA. “Also, by decoupling terminal functions from the line system, our solution offers total freedom to evolve and optimize each network layer separately. By taking advantage of different component lifecycles, customers will enjoy a much faster pace of innovation and growth. Yet what really makes our DCI OLS special is its ability to automatically adjust its performance to match the characteristics of the fiber link. Not only does this simplify network planning, but it also drastically reduces operating costs and improves overall network efficiency.”

“ADVA’s open line system with SDN control offers network operators a considerable degree of flexibility with the ability to deploy direct detect, coherent or both technologies based on needs,” commented Ian Redpath, practice leader, components, transport and routing, Ovum, via an ADVA press release. “The cloud providers require advanced telemetry and ADVA provides this via a continuous fiber health monitoring capability. With ADVA’s open and disaggregated FSP 3000 OLS, ADVA’s customers will have the ability to rapidly and repeatedly deploy best-of-breed transmission technologies to stay at the forefront of the DCI cost curve.”

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