SRP Telecom taps Fujitsu for optical data center interconnect

SRP Telecom, a Phoenix-based division of utility Salt River Project, has chosen Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE 7420 Metro/Enterprise WDM Platform to enable data center interconnect and access services. The business services provider will install the FLASHWAVE 7420 in several carrier-neutral facilities, including IO Phoenix, IO Scottsdale and Phoenix NAP.

Nov 1st, 2012

SRP Telecom, a Phoenix-based division of utility Salt River Project, has chosen Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE 7420 Metro/Enterprise WDM Platform to enable data center interconnect and access services. The business services provider will install the FLASHWAVE 7420 in several carrier-neutral facilities, including IO Phoenix, IO Scottsdale, and Phoenix NAP.

SRP Telecom will use the new metro network capabilities to offer Phoenix-area carriers and enterprise customers cloud-computing, storage networking, disaster recovery, business continuity, and converged applications, with security and availability backed by an “always open” network operations center.

Fujitsu asserts that SRP Telecom selected the FLASHWAVE 7420 after evaluating competing products. The service provider selected the platform for its ultra-high bandwidth, lowest-possible latency, zero packet loss, and flexibility, the systems house adds.

“SRP Telecom is uniquely suited to meet the market’s growing demand for bandwidth,” said Michael Sherman, director of SRP Telecom. “As communications service providers and enterprises look for a trusted source of bandwidth, we can tap our 1,600-route-mile fiber-optic network. The bandwidth we provide comes with a 99.999 percent service level assurance, and the stability of Salt River, established in 1903 and now serving nearly 1 million customers. The FLASHWAVE 7420 platform from Fujitsu helps us provide leading carriers and Fortune 500 companies with the secure, reliable, state-of-the-art bandwidth services they need to be successful.”

The FLASHWAVE 7420 offers up to 40 fixed and reconfigurable wavelengths. It includes reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) capabilities and simultaneously supports Ethernet, SONET/SDH, G.709 OTN, ATM, video, and SAN protocols in fixed and reconfigurable point-to-point, linear add/drop, and ring topologies.

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