17 June 2003 MunichADVA Optical Networking has announced that its Fiber Service Platform 3000 system successfully completed interoperability testing as part of EMC Corporation's E-Lab Tested Program.
Enterprises and carriers can now deploy FSP 3000 with EMC's Symmetrix(r) networked storage systems running Symmetrix Remote Data Facility remote replication software and EMC CLARiiON storage systems with MirrorView software with assurance from both EMC and ADVA technical support.
Applications for this interoperability include disaster recovery, business continuity, and data center consolidation. ADVA says its FSP systems extend the distance capabilities and reduce the cost for replication of mission-critical data to remote storage sites. This is achieved by maximising available bandwidth with C/DWDM technology.
Chuck Hollis, EMC's VP Markets and Products, said, "EMC's E-Lab Tested qualification process is a series of functionality and reliability tests to ensure the interoperability of all components that make up a multi-vendor information storage network.
E-Lab qualification assures customers that ADVA's metro optical networking platform is interoperable with EMC networked storage systems, enabling customers to deploy heterogeneous storage networks quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively."
"Storage connectivity is one of the most important applications for enterprise and carrier networks today," said Brian P. McCann, ADVA's Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer. "Metro optical networking solutions provide up to 50 times the amount of bandwidth for the same price of a T3/E3 service, making storage-over-optical extremely flexible and cost-effective."
EMC is one of the leading IT infrastructure vendors to commit to today's complex, multi-vendor environments, with more than USD2 billion invested in its E-Lab interoperability testing initiative. ADVA and EMC have worked together since early 2002, completing interoperability testing of both the FSP 2000 and 3000.
Detailed interoperability testing results, including those of ADVA's FSP products, are available in the Interoperability Support Matrices at www.emc.com/horizontal/ interoperability.
The FSP 3000 is ADVA's carrier-class infrastructure solution for metro access, core, and regional networks. Targeted toward carriers and service providers, the parallel use of DWDM and TDM technology enables all protocols between 8Mbit/s and 10Gbit/s and up to 256 applications to be transported over one single fiber pair.
Further information is at www.advaoptical.com