November 02, 2012
SRP Telecom Deploys Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 7420 Metro/Enterprise WDM Platform
By Rajani Baburajan
Fujitsu, a provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced that SRP Telecom (News - Alert) has selected the Fujitsu platform to deliver high-performance optical network optimized for datacenter hosting, cloud and storage applications.
SRP Telecom, a Phoenix-based core business unit of the nation's third-largest public power utility, has selected Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 7420 Metro/Enterprise WDM Platform for its datacenter interconnect and access services.
By installing the solution in major carrier-neutral facilities including IO Phoenix, IO Scottsdale and Phoenix NAP, SRP Telecom now offers carriers and enterprise customers in the Phoenix area access to a metro network supported by advanced cloud-computing, storage networking, disaster recovery, business continuity and converged applications.
“As communications service providers and enterprises look for a trusted source of bandwidth, we can tap our 1,600 route-mile fiber optic network,” said Michael Sherman, director of SRP Telecom, in a statement. “The bandwidth we provide comes with a 99.999 percent service level assurance, and the stability of Salt River, established in 1903 and now serving nearly one million customers.”
“The FLASHWAVE 7420 platform from Fujitsu (News - Alert) helps us provide leading carriers and Fortune 500 companies with the secure, reliable, state-of-the-art bandwidth services they need to be successful,” Sherman added.
The FLASHWAVE 7420 from Fujitsu combines optical, Ethernet and certified storage solutions in a scalable platform supporting multiple protocols, including Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON), Fiber Connection (FICON) and Fiber Channel. SRP telecom selected the solution considering its ultra-high bandwidth, lowest-possible latency, zero packet loss and flexibility.
“It’s rewarding to work with a company like SRP Telecom that had the foresight to plan years ago for the bandwidth-intensive, latency-sensitive applications driving many network upgrades today,” said Dave Hawkins, VP Sales Engineering and Sales Operations, Fujitsu Network Communications (News - Alert), in a statement. “And the FLASHWAVE 7420 was designed precisely to support those types of applications, including cloud-computing, Software as a Service, datacenter connectivity and storage area networking.”
In another related development, Fujitsu announced the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) software release that supports the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF (News - Alert)) CE 2.0-compliant E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access services.
Edited by Brooke Neuman
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