Monday, March 21, 2016

ADVA Launches MicroMu Module for DCI Scalability

ADVA Optical Networking introduced an active QSFP28 MicroMux module for its FSP 3000 CloudConnect data center interconnect (DCI) solution that lets customers convert a 100GbE client port into either 10 x 10GbE ports or 2 x 40GbE ports..

ADVA said its MicroMux module was developed to meet one single purpose – support existing client ports without lowering key efficiency or density metrics. The module is available in both single mode and multimode. It transports data over short reach, intermediate reach (40GbE) and long reach (10GbE). It allows customers to seamlessly mix 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE clients into the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect’s single 400G line card without any footprint increase. The MicroMux module is also able to aggregate asynchronously or independently clocked 10GbE and 40GbE traffic.

“From day one, our FSP 3000 CloudConnect platform has been built directly with some of the world’s leading ICPs and CSPs. It’s this direct dialogue that has made our DCI technology so successful,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. “Our MicroMux module is the latest example of this. It’s an entirely unique device that drives our DCI solution even further ahead of the field. With one single QSFP28 module, customers are now able to convert a 100GbE client port into either 10 x 10GbE ports or 2 x 40GbE ports. This is true scalability. What’s more, it can be done without any detriment to the incredible data or power density of our FSP 3000 CloudConnect platform. This is unmatched in the industry. There’s simply no other vendor that can do this.”