Telekom Austria deploys Adva's storage platform

March 21, 2006
March 21, 2006 Mahwah, NJ and Munich, Germany -- Telekom Austria deployed Adva Optical Networking's Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 2000 system to offer 4-Gbit/sec networking options to business customers as part of its data transport services. The platform was deployed for Telekom Austria by Siemens Austria. Prompting the deployment was the service provider's involvement in a project to enable a backup data center over a 50-km fiber-optic connection for Sony DADC Austria AG.

March 21, 2006 Mahwah, NJ and Munich, Germany -- Telekom Austria deployed Adva Optical Networking's Fiber Service Platform (FSP) 2000 system to offer 4-Gbit/sec networking options to business customers as part of its data transport services.

The platform was deployed for Telekom Austria by Siemens Austria. Prompting the deployment was the service provider's involvement in a managed-service project to enable a backup data center over a 50-km fiber-optic connection for Sony DADC Austria AG, who required an expansion of storage capacity for the management and provisioning of "several million digital files to more than 50 service providers."

In response to this need, the companies planned a storage network with two distinct connection paths, requiring SAN switches at locations near the cities of Salzburg, Anif, and Thalgau. For this design, Telekom Austria implemented a redundant network based on the Adva FSP 2000 platfrom, installing two separate 4G Fibre Channel (FC) links and a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) link, which the provider then brought into operation across the two SAN locations.

"This solution was an amazing technological accomplishment because the project was delivered in a very tight timeframe," explains Dietmar Appeltauer, division head at Siemens Austria. "Thanks to excellent cooperation between Adva Optical Networking and Telekom Austria, we were able to complete this project - which is unique in all of Europe - right on schedule, and integrate it into the Telekom Austria AG network."

"The major advantage of the FSP 2000 lies in its scalability," adds Christian Cehovin, territory manager of central and eastern Europe for Adva Optical Networking. "Our system is the only one currently on the market that allows network operators to upgrade flexibly from CWDM to DWDM, thus allowing them to deliver more bandwidth to corporate customers as required."