Australia-based Hostworks, a provider of application managed services, has selected US-based GigaMux 3200 metro optical transport solution from Sorrento Networks, a provider of metro optical access solutions, to address the storage area network needs of one of its customers in the public sector.
According to Sorrento, Hostworks selected the GigaMux 3200 to connect its data centre with the customer’s data centre on the other side of the city. The GigaMux 3200 uses dark fiber links to deliver multiple services of 10Gb and 4Gb fibre channel.
A protocol-independent design is said to allow the GigaMux 3200 to transport and extend the traffic of SONET/SDH, layer 2/3 ethernet and storage area network (SAN) simultaneously and in their native format.
Jim Nevelle, CEO of Sorrento Networks, said: As bandwidth demands escalate and government mandates surrounding the maintenance of comprehensive records increase, SAN applications will continue to be a necessity for public sector agencies. And now more than ever, service providers and enterprises need a cost-effective way to meet these regulations and still be able to conduct business as usual. The GigaMux 3200 gives Hostworks the dense wavelength division multiplexing intelligence they need to help their customers increase bandwidth and meet data storage policies.