Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fujitsu Builds Optical Backbone for National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has selected Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE 7420 Metro/Enterprise WDM Platform to implement a multi-node regional fiber optic network linking remote data centers. The deployment will also use Fujitsu's NETSMART 1500 Management System and its professional services.

The network is designed for tunable bandwidths reaching 40 Gbps, sub-microsecond latency, multi-protocol, multi-application support and remote monitoring and management.

NIAID conducts and supports research to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses.

Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE 7420 is a scalable Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)-based transport solution engineered for high-performance, low-latency networks. The platform, which includes Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) technology, supports Ethernet, SONET/SDH, G.709 OTN, ATM, video and SAN protocols in fixed and reconfigurable point-to-point, linear add/drop and ring topologies.

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