ADVA's Big Data Transport targets data center interconnectivity

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) has launched what it calls Big Data Transport (BDT), a collection of enhancements for the ADVA FSP 3000 platform designed to transport large amounts of data between data centers in an efficient, scalable, and secure way.

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) has launched what it calls Big Data Transport (BDT), a collection of enhancements for the ADVA FSP 3000 platform designed to transport large amounts of data between data centers in an efficient, scalable, and secure way.

The optical transport equipment vendor says it developed BDT in consultation with leading data center and storage area networking enterprises. ADVA says these enterprises want a single platform that can channel increasingly enormous amounts of data between an ever-growing number of geographically dispersed data centers.

And BDT is that platform, ADVA asserts.

“Data centers are entering a new era of rapid growth, a new era of extreme data demands,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. “To connect these data centers and transport the ever-growing data volumes in the fastest and securest manner is no small task. This is especially true when we look at the emergence of the mega data centers. That's why we've developed our BDT solution. It's a direct response to customers who need the ultimate in efficiency, the ultimate in scale, the ultimate in security.”

ADVA says BDT has been optimized to deliver efficiencies in space, power, and cost. BDT is also scalable, both in supported data rates – it’s designed to handle 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps and beyond, the company says – and in fiber efficiency. This latter element comes from ADVA’s single fiber working (SFW) technology, which enables support of 192 bidirectional wavelengths on one point-to-point fiber.

“The emergence of big data is driving massive databases and requiring enormous numbers of processors, which are located in an increasing number of distributed and global scale data centers,” commented Rick Talbot, principal analyst, Current Analysis, via an ADVA press statement. “The cloud infrastructure, which interconnects these databases and processors across multiple data centers, requires fast and secure data transport. ADVA Optical Networking's BDT technology addresses this need for high capacity, low latency, and secure transport with SDN-based optical transport flexibility, 4.8 Tbps of system capacity, and line-speed encryption up to 100 Gbps.”

ADVA’s recently announced 100-Gbps encryption capabilities provide this last attribute (see “ADVA Optical Networking offers 100G encryption for metro networks”). BDT capabilities are currently available and already have been deployed in data center networks in North America, ADVA sources revealed.

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