ADVA Optical Networking Extends IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter

ADVA Optical Networking announced the successful qualification of the ADVA FSP 3000 for the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension. The IBM zEnterprise platform, which includes zBX, is the new infrastructure for extending System z qualities of service and management capabilities across a set of integrated, fit-for-purpose POWER7 and IBM System x compute elements. This extension is relevant for enterprise applications such as business continuity, disaster recovery and cloud computing infrastructure. In these environments low-latency, high-capacity and secure data transmission links between systems are critical. 

The ADVA FSP 3000 is a scalable Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) system specifically designed for large enterprises and service providers that require a flexible, cost-effective system that will multiplex, transport and protect high-speed data, storage, voice and video applications over fiber optic networks.

"We see a strong demand for secure high-performance connectivity solutions in the data center space," according to Christoph Glingener, chief technology officer at ADVA Optical Networking. "Financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and health care providers are only a few examples of enterprises that cannot afford any application downtime, any loss of mission-critical data, and can certainly not afford the theft of sensitive data via fiber tapping devices."

For more information is available from ADVA Optical Networking.