Hitachi tests Adva's FSP systems for data replication

9 October 2002 -- Adva Optical Networking, Martinsried, Germany, has announced that its Fiber Service Platform ("FSP") products were successfully tested by Hitachi Data Systems for replication of Fibre Channel storage over record distances.

Oct 9th, 2002

-- Hitachi Data Systems and ADVA Optical Networking achieve "TrueCopy" remote data replication at distances up to 185km without performance degradation

9 October 2002 -- Adva Optical Networking, Martinsried, Germany, has announced that its Fiber Service Platform ("FSP") products were successfully tested by Hitachi Data Systems for replication of Fibre Channel storage traffic over record distances over optical fibre.

Hitachi Data Systems conducted extensive testing with its TrueCopy remote data replication software. The testing proved that deployment of Adva's FSP products at remotely-located data centres increases the transmission distance of mission-critical storage data by Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing ("DWDM") transport from 50 to 185km.

"Demand from enterprises for distributing information assets across a large metropolitan area continues to grow in parallel to their requirements for business continuance, improved manageability, and increased utilization of IT resources and systems," noted Brian McCann, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Adva.

"The combination of Hitachi's TrueCopy remote data replication software and Lightning 9900 Series storage systems with Adva's FSP systems delivers a powerful combination for enterprises wanting a high performance solution that can deliver hundreds of storage channels across extended distances."

The extensive live testing involved interoperability of several manufacturers' products, including Fibre Channel switches from Brocade and INRANGE Technologies, Fibre Channel IP gateways from Nishan, and spools of optical fibre from Net Optics.

Hitachi Data Systems' TrueCopy remote data replication software and Lightning 9900 Series storage systems were deployed together with Adva's FSP 2000 and FSP 3000 DWDM systems using EDFAs. The testing successfully demonstrated that utilization of Adva's FSP systems extended these distances to 185km while continuing to support TrueCopy data replication, without degradation in performance for native channel extension.

"This testing is one of the latest steps taken by Hitachi Data Systems to enable our customers to extend the distance between remote data centres for a more robust disaster recovery solution," said Robert Ward, senior director, Product Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems. "Through a reseller agreement with INRANGE Technologies, we offer Adva's FSP systems as a highly complementary DWDM solution to our portfolio of storage products for remote data replication over fibre in the metro area."

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