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Press Release -- June 1st, 2017
Source: Adva Optical Networking
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PSNC Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ to Drive 400G Connectivity in Research and Education Network

ADVA Optical Networking’s Transmission Technology Boosts Capacity Over 385km DCI Network

May 31, 2017

Designed for scalability and bandwidth optimization, the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ platform offers unrivalled efficiency.

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ADVA Optical Networking today announced that the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) has deployed its FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ with QuadFlex™ 400Gbit/s technology in PSNC’s PIONIER network. The data center interconnect (DCI) solution with its unique openness and scale is now transmitting enormous data loads using the 16QAM modulation format. The 96-channel network, which connects supercomputing centers in Poznań and Warsaw, removes data restrictions and enables researchers to share huge data sets. It will empower Poland’s research and education community to collaborate, distribute findings and access data-intensive applications on an unprecedented scale. The network was installed and will be maintained by the Polish systems integrator and ADVA Optical Networking partner, Alma SA.

“This new solution is our response to soaring demand from Poland’s research and education community. Access to high-capacity applications and ultra-fast data transport has become essential for universities and research institutes. The ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ enables us to answer that fierce demand. It delivers the enormous capacity that the scientific community increasingly relies on while optimizing space and power consumption,” said Maciej Stroiński, technical director, PSNC. “The giant leap in capacity opens up so many more possibilities. We can now provide almost unlimited access to our world-class IT resources, facilitating computational-based research into everything from climate modeling to space exploration. What’s more, we now have the power to seamlessly scale our network to accommodate the needs of tomorrow.”

Built on the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™, the new infrastructure utilizes the company’s QuadFlex™ technology to transport 400Gbit/s over 385km without the need for signal regeneration. To achieve this channel capacity, it is configured with two 200Gbit/s wavelengths operating at 16QAM within an optical super-channel. Designed for scalability and bandwidth optimization, the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ platform offers unrivalled efficiency. It delivers huge energy savings and, with its incredibly small footprint, consumes less rack space than competing technology. The ultra-high-capacity link is a key section of the PIONIER network, which is operated domestically by PSNC. PIONIER is a consortium of Polish research and education organizations, including universities, scientific institutions and super-computing centers.

“Our FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ solution is ideal for delivering 400Gbit/s bandwidth in research and education networks. Developed to meet the most stringent density, security and energy demands, our DCI technology is uniquely positioned to help PSNC cope with exponential growth in data demand,” commented Ardashes Garabedian, senior sales manager, Eastern Europe and CIS, ADVA Optical Networking. “But as well as innovation, what was crucial here was the extensive experience of our engineers when it comes to creating optical transport solutions that our customers can rely on. PSNC has always been at the forefront of research and education networking globally. We helped it create one of Europe’s first national academic networks to be built on its own dark fiber. PSNC was quick to harness 100Gbit/s connectivity. Now it’s leading the way by enabling 400Gbit/s connectivity for vital, data-intensive research.”

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