NYSE Euronext ADVA's next 100G customer?

ADVA Optical Networking says that it has provided NYSE Euronext with ADVA FSP 3000 DWDM platforms for its new Secure Financial Trading Infrastructure (SFTI) access center. The optical transport vendor says NYSE Euronext chose the FSP 3000 “because of its extensive certifications, proven low-latency capabilities, and small footprint,” in the words of a press release. The fact that it also can support 100-Gbps transmission helped as well, adds an ADVA source.

ADVA Optical Networking says that it has provided NYSE Euronext with ADVA FSP 3000 DWDM platforms for its new Secure Financial Trading Infrastructure (SFTI) access center. The optical transport vendor says NYSE Euronext chose the FSP 3000 “because of its extensive certifications, proven low-latency capabilities, and small footprint,” in the words of a press release. The fact that it also can support 100-Gbps transmission helped as well, adds an ADVA source.

NYSE Euronext’s SFTI is a backbone designed to provide services to the financial community for trading, market data, and colocation access.

“The specific deployment announced in the press release does not include a live 100G metro link yet,” wrote Jim Theodoras, senior director of technical marketing at ADVA, in an email to Lightwave. “However, one of the reasons NYSE Euronext brought us in as an additional transport vendor was our 100G metro technology, and this deployment was designed to be upgradable to it. The majority of NYSE Euronext's links fall easily within the performance envelope of our 100G metro offering.”

ADVA unveiled its 4x28-Gbps, non-coherent approach to metro 100-Gbps transmission in September 2011 (see “ADVA Optical Networking offers cost-reduced 100-Gbps for metro networks” as well as the Lightwave Channel video interview “ADVA talks metro 100G”). Perhaps not coincidentally, NYSE Euronext was among the first to deploy 100 Gbps in its network, using technology from Ciena that also did not rely on coherent detection (see “NYSE Euronext and 100G: The drive to zero latency”).

"The financial industry has some of the most demanding requirements of any in the network," commented Christoph Glingener, CTO at ADVA, via the press release. "In this environment, customers need to know their mission-critical data is always safe, always accessible. There's no room for error. But success here isn't just about leading-edge technology, it's about collaboration, it's about developing a strong working relationship. This is something we've developed with NYSE Euronext and we’re looking forward to seeing the relationship grow."

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