Alchemy Communications picks MRV products for L.A. fiber network

MARCH 6, 2007 -- Alchemy Communications Inc., a provider of colocation and managed data center services, has chosen the MRV Fiber Driver to increase the bandwidth of its Los Angeles fiber backbone network.

MARCH 6, 2007 -- MRV Communications Inc. (search for MRV Communications) has announced that Alchemy Communications Inc., a provider of colocation and managed data center services, has chosen the MRV Fiber Driver to increase the bandwidth of its Los Angeles fiber backbone network.

Incorporated in 1995, Alchemy Communications is a major California provider of Internet and data center solutions. Utilizing an onsite "24×7" network operations center staff in each of its data centers, Alchemy offers colocation space, multicarrier Internet connectivity, and managed services including monitoring, network security, storage, load balancing, video and audio streaming applications management, and disaster recovery services.

Alchemy's metropolitan Los Angeles fiber-optic network consists of multiple fiber runs via diverse paths to each of its facilities. According to MRV, incorporating Fiber Driver will enhance Alchemy's backbone network by using DWDM to increase bandwidth, redundancy, and efficiency, resulting in a greater return on investment.

"We are confident that this solution will provide an infrastructure that can grow at the same rapid pace as the needs of our business," says Zane Alsabery, Alchemy Communications chief executive officer. "We chose MRV's product because it provided us with a solution we could implement immediately to maximize data throughput of our existing fiber-optic cabling and in turn allow us to increase our ability to provide top-quality services to our customers."

"Fiber Driver's carrier-class design offers the features and uptime necessary for mission-critical networks that are looking for a cost-effective backbone product," adds Noam Lotan, chief executive officer of MRV Communications. He says the system will allow Alchemy Communications to quickly scale and upgrade its network.

MRV's Fiber Driver optical multiservice product line provides services demarcation, media conversion, signal repeating, and fiber optimization, including coarse and dense WDM capabilities. Both managed and unmanaged solutions are available, including rack-mount, modular systems and desktop systems. The company says the line offers several families with hundreds of combinations and system options for any type of optical or copper technology, covering virtually every networking protocol currently in play.


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