ADVA’s new 400ZR DCI OLS

Created March 31, 2021
Technologies and Products

ADVA has launched the FSP 3000 data centre interconnect (DCI) open line system (OLS) specifically designed for 400ZR technologies. ADVA says the device addresses the most urgent challenges for network operators by enabling commercial deployments of DCI infrastructure based on 400ZR. High-density, cost-effective, open solutions that are optimised for point-to-point applications up to 120km, will be key to rapidly expanding DCI capacity to meet soaring data demand.

Currently undergoing customer testing and evaluation, ADVA says the DCI OLS has demonstrated seamless interoperability with 400ZR pluggable transceivers. The solution is fully compliant and, it is claimed, outperforms the 400ZR standard, and with data centre-compatible open APIs, it can be directly integrated into SDN environments.

“Today we’re announcing a major milestone for open, high-capacity data centre networks. The launch of our new DCI OLS will be key for operators. It provides the missing link to real-world deployments of open infrastructure built with 400ZR interfaces,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA. “Our pedigree in the DCI space is second to none. We were the original DCI company, enabling Fortune 500 companies around the globe to harness the cloud with best-in-breed solutions. For more than 25 years, our innovation has helped the industry evolve. Now we’re giving large-scale DCI providers what they need to move forward. Our next-generation FSP 3000 DCI OLS offers a way to inject ultra-high capacity while reducing total cost of ownership and operational complexity. What’s more, the ADVA FSP 3000 DCI OLS solution is designed to optimise performance with 400ZR-compliant optics from any vendor.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.