Latest release of FSP 3000 targets cloud computing applications

FEBRUARY 17, 2010 -- ADVA Optical Networking in Norcross, Ga., announced the latest version of its flagship FSP 3000 product – the FSP 3000, which is optimized for cloud computing applications.

FEBRUARY 17, 2010 -- ADVA Optical Networking in Norcross, Ga., announced the latest version of its flagship FSP 3000 product – the FSP 3000, which is optimized for cloud computing applications.

Cloud computing is designed to provide pay-as-you-go services, which are attractive to enterprises looking to decrease expenses and outsource labor- and equipment-intensive computing functions. Due to the business-critical nature of many enterprise applications, data center operators today must deliver reliable storage and compute resources at often very short notice.

With new capabilities, the FSP 3000 enables operators to provide ultra-high bandwidth between data centers and remote backup locations. The AVDA system enables an operator to choose any transport protocol at any rate and transport it over a fully tunable long-haul DWDM channel. With simple point-and-click provisioning, the FSP 3000 can deliver speeds that range from 1, 2, 4, 8 to 10 gigabits per second, while addressing all storage interfaces currently in use in today’s data centers, including Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, and Ethernet, among others.

The ADVA FSP 3000 is a scalable Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) system specifically designed for service providers and large enterprises that require a flexible, cost-effective system that will multiplex, transport and protect high-speed data, storage, voice, and video applications. The device also offers optional encryption, company officials say.

“In the context of cloud computing, the network is a critical asset and the selection of the right transport technology is vitally important. Most existing multi-protocol platforms require protocol conversion and add significant latency to the network. Our new FSP 3000 does not,” says Christoph Glingener, chief technology officer at ADVA Optical Networking. “We provide software-provisionable transport with minimum latency. This is imperative for cloud computing environments and all run-time sensitive applications. And like all previous releases, the FSP 3000 is qualified in all IBM mainframe and server-clustering applications. This is a strong solution that data center managers and network operators will benefit from tremendously.”

ADVA Optical Networking: www.advaoptical.com

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