Adtran unveils industry’s first 64G Fibre Channel solution for quantum-safe DCI networking
Jun 30, 2023
- Critical infrastructure and enterprise data center networks require new levels of capacity, availability and security
- Adtran FSP 3000 S-Flex™ 400G muxponder is the first solution of its kind capable of native 64G Fibre Channel transmission over DWDM
- ConnectGuard™ encryption from Adva Network Security protects against cyberattacks, even those supported by emerging quantum computers
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Adtran today launched its market-first FSP 3000 S-Flex™ , a highly versatile DWDM muxponder able to support 64Gbit/s Fibre Channel services. The solution boosts total transport capacity to 400Gbit/s, simplifies operations and streamlines inventories. It caters to enterprises’ diverse needs by seamlessly supporting a comprehensive range of DCI and SAN protocols and speeds. With a highly secure variant safeguarded by Adva Network Security’s ConnectGuard™ encryption, S-Flex™ also offers robust data protection, even in the face of quantum computer attacks. Designed for next-generation storage area networks (SAN) and critical infrastructure, S-Flex™ provides enormous scale and complete crypto-agility, ensuring mission-critical data remains safe both now and in the future.
Adtran’s FSP 3000 S-Flex™ is the first solution of its kind capable of securely transporting 64G Fibre Channel services over DWDM networks. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We’ve always led the way with SAN innovation and our solutions have supported every generation of Fibre Channel. Now we’re empowering a new breed of disaster recovery and business continuity implementations by enabling the leap to 64Gbit/s Fibre Channel transmission, while at the same time taking speed, security and crypto-agility to the next level,” said Christoph Glingener, CTO of Adtran. “The FSP 3000 S-Flex™ is the ultimate one-card solution. It enables enterprises to dramatically increase transport capacity and reduce operational complexity while seamlessly supporting a variety of DCI technologies, including Ethernet, IBM mainframe, Fibre Channel and more. S-Flex™ will also be a vital asset in the ever-evolving battle to guarantee the integrity and privacy of our most valuable information.”
The FSP 3000 S-Flex™ is ideal for the new breed of high-capacity mission-critical networks that require the highest levels of data security and data availability. This includes facilities for financial services, government institutions, defense, public health infrastructure and more. With a total capacity of 400Gbit/s and a compact design, S-Flex™ meets the most stringent DCI requirements in terms of speed and footprint. Its extensive feature set also addresses all SAN and DWDM network operation demands, including ultra-low latency, Fibre Channel performance monitoring, and seamless integration with Fibre Channel trunking technology. The highly secure variant of S-Flex™ is protected by powerful quantum-safe ConnectGuard™ encryption, which complies with governmental and industrial standards for classified and sensitive data.
“In today’s era of digital transformation, organizations are facing new performance requirements and surging application workloads. They need a way to prevent traffic bottlenecks, reduce complexity and unleash the full potential of their data center infrastructure. Now Adtran’s customers have a way to address these urgent requirements with a secure, long-distance transport solution that interoperates seamlessly with our Gen 7 Fibre Channel technology,” commented Martin Skagen, VP of architecture and technology, Brocade Storage Networking Division, Broadcom. “With Adtran’s FSP 3000 S-Flex™ and our end-to-end 64Gbit/s autonomous SAN technology, enterprises and critical infrastructure can harness unparalleled capabilities and satisfy the demands of advanced technologies, from accommodating large-scale data analytics platforms to powering AI and ML processes.”