ADVA delivers ‘ultimate’ DCI solution via FSP 3000 OLS

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ADVA has launched its expanded FSP 3000 open line system (OLS) to provide data centre interconnect (DCI) customers with choice and flexibility.

The compact, disaggregated design of the DCI OLS works with coherent and direct detect technologies, such as PAM4. With its high levels of software-driven automation, it adapts to match line conditions and enables maximum reach without manual intervention. It allows the ADVA FSP 3000 to reduce DCI bottlenecks, and enables ICPs and cloud providers to meet the rising demand for data.

By offering full SDN control and freedom to mix and match technologies at the platform and component level as well as complete versatility with distance, the ADVA FSP 3000 provides a single open solution for all DCI demands. With its integrated OTDR capabilities, it also provides continuous monitoring of optical fibre in the live network. This highly efficient method of retrieving telemetry data helps reduce operating cost and improve repair times. What’s more, by automatically adjusting dispersion management and power levels to match fibre characteristics, the ADVA FSP 3000 OLS ensures optimal performances at all times.

Paul Morkel, senior director, network architecture, ADVA said: ‘Customers can now select the ideal components for their exact requirements and achieve the lowest cost per Gigabit mile in every possible DCI scenario. Yet what really makes our DCI OLS special is its ability to automatically adjust its performance to match the characteristics of the fibre link. Not only does this simplify network planning, but it also drastically reduces operating costs and improves overall network efficiency.’

Ian Redpath, practice leader, components, transport and routing, Ovum, commented: ‘ADVA’s open line system with SDN control offers network operators a considerable degree of flexibility with the ability deploy direct detect, coherent or both technologies based on needs.’

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