Austrian provider uses ADVA to link data centres

Created November 25, 2019
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Austria’s conova communications is using ADVA technology for secure, high-capacity transport between its data centres.

The IT service provider has deployed the ADVA FSP 3000 open line system (OLS) with ConnectGuard Optical encryption, in response to what it says is “booming demand” from business customers for reliable and protected cloud services.

The fully redundant infrastructure supports 100Gbps Carrier Ethernet as well as 32Gbps Gen 6 Fibre Channel, a key requirement for advanced enterprise storage services, said conova. Featuring ADVA ALM fibre assurance technology, the new DCI network also enables rapid repair times and improves performance.

The solution was designed and implemented by ADVA’s Elite partner dacoso, a German IT service provider focusing on connectivity, cyber defence and virtual networking.

Stefan Kaltenbrunner, chief security officer at conova, said, “In recent years, we’ve grown rapidly as our customers’ businesses have expanded. ADVA’s technology enables us to meet new levels of demand for high-security, high-availability cloud and storage services in a way that also supports further growth in the future.”

He said, “With the ability to transport the most advanced low-latency 32Gbps Fibre Channel services, our new network also empowers us to realise the full value of our state-of-the-art data centres.”

Andreas Jelinek, ADVA senior director of sales for Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS, said, “We’ve provided conova with a network optimised for the fastest, most reliable SAN connectivity. Now its team is free to tackle soaring data demand using flash storage and other latest-generation technologies. What’s more, as our ConnectGuard Optical encryption technology adds just 100ns of latency, total security comes at virtually no cost to performance.”

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation