Do you have data center Fibre Channel (FC) or Ethernet interconnect issues?
The Smartoptics solution available through Hewlett Packard Enterprise, offers a unique solution to extend SAN networks between data centers by connecting Fibre channel and Ethernet switches over optical fibres in a cost-efficient way.
Smartoptics DWDM Transceivers are certified for Brocade SAN switches and are housed in the SAN switch (embedded DWDM). Multiplexing and distance extension is done in a simple Open Line System. Short distance applications multiplexing can be done in a simple passive DWDM filter. The solution can transport most services available today between the data centers, such as 1/10/100G Ethernet, 4/8/16/32G FC, and SONET/SDH. Most of these features are unique to the Smartoptics solution.
- New, simpler service structure, where all hardware is now covered through a tiered approach.
- New 32G FC DWDM optics.
- Updated 16G FC DWDM optics.
Benefits with Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Smartoptics solution’s Open Line System allows multiple Fibre Channel or other signal formats to run over a single fibre pair.
Users reduce their costs by only having to rent one single fibre pair or two for redundant solutions.
Benefits with this Solution Over Dedicated DWDM System
The Smartoptics solution is embedded in the switches which saves on costs of interconnecting the switch and DSDM system.
Does not introduce the latencies associated with dedicated WDM solutions due to TDM multiplexing and FEC.
Drastically reduces the power consumption for the DWDM functionality.
Benefits with the Open Line System Approach
The Smartoptics solution is a very compact line system, only 1U rack space required compared to most dedicated DWDM systems which are several Us.
No other layer-one technology is required in dedicated DWDM systems like transponders or suspenders.
Fully automated installation and commissioning.
Provides management of the optical link.
Solution is very cost competitive.
Benefits of Acquiring through HPE
The Smartoptics solution is proven with HPE products.
Simple and easy one stop transaction with HPE.
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