AEPONYX unveils Resource Optical Configuration System 2 for data center network monitoring

Aug. 30, 2022
The platform integrates optical sensing and switching to enable data center network monitoring and failure remediation, particularly in artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing scenarios.

AEPONYX Inc. says it has launched evaluation kit shipments of its Resource Optical Configuration System (ROCS 2). The platform integrates optical sensing and switching to enable data center network monitoring and failure remediation, particularly in artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing scenarios.

The ROCS 2 enables operators to monitor the status of network links and automatically switch to a secondary source if upon a transceiver failure. AEPONYX says the platform is particularly useful in networks using 200G and 400G high-speed optical transceivers where maintaining throughput and performance is essential. The company says the ROCS 2 can be located in existing server racks and can be installed closer to the server or network switch. It also can be made available as an expansion card for installation directly inside the server.

“The ability to ensure quality of service and have a failover solution enables data centers to create the high-performance, fault-tolerant networks needed for artificial intelligence and high-performance computing,” explained Philippe Babin, the CEO of AEPONYX. “Finding the balance between operational expenses and quality of service is a challenge for data centers. The cost of implementing a failover is much less than the potential cost of downtime.

“With the increasing cost of high-speed transceivers, it is very important for data centers to minimize their replacement and the cost of real estate in a data center is precious,” added Babin. “Our evaluation kits offer a simple, self-contained flexible evaluation system that can allow multiple switch and sensing configurations that includes monitoring and reporting capabilities. The evaluation kits help AEPONYX and our partners define the best form factor needed for data center racks and for both fiber and cabling management.”

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