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Verbund selects ADVA FSP 3000 to enhance Austrian backbone network

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European hydropower energy producer, Verbund has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 with the aim of enhancing and future-proofing its backbone network. The vendor’s optical transport technology was chosen to help boost the capacity of Verbund’s national infrastructure to 10Gb/s and enable 100Gb/s connectivity between its data centres, in order to help provide Austria's electricity through entirely renewable sources.

Comprehensively managed by the FSP Network Manager, the technology also features ADVA's transport layer encryption and Oscilloquartz's timing solution. It was planned and integrated by ADVA's long-term partner SPL Tele. As well as boosting the speed of the network, the FSP 3000 product can streamline operations as the whole infrastructure is centrally monitored through the FSP Network Manager. This eases surveillance and maintenance and enables rapid provisioning of new applications. The scalable modular design of the platform also protects Verbund’s investment and empowers the company to plan for major growth.

Friedrich Haberfellner, senior planner at Verbund commented: ‘As scale was one of our main requirements, deploying the ADVA FSP 3000 was an easy choice. Now our optical backbone is future-proof in all directions and can support the latest SAN standards, including 32Gb/s Fibre Channel. But the key to the success of this deployment is the support provided by the ADVA and SPL

Added Andreas Jelinek, senior director, sales, Eastern Europe at ADVA: ‘As Verbund is a leading energy provider, it was essential to minimise disruption to services. By working closely with their team and the engineers at SPL Tele, we were able to complete the deployment with minimal downtime.’

Concluded Kurt Sperk, division manager, SPL Tele: ‘Ensuring the success of this vital network upgrade was an exciting challenge for our team. Underpinning the project was the close relationship that we've built up with ADVA and the mutual understanding we have with Verbund to never settle for second best. Through this, we were able to work together for a smooth and successful deployment in the smallest window of maintenance time.’

ADVA has also been collaborating stateside, having recently supplied its data centre interconnect (DCI) platform to Telehouse America, to help boost capacity between its New York service locations and New York colocation facilities (see ADVA Optical boosts DCI capacity for Telehouse America).

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