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ADVA Optical Networking Powers PIONIER's 6,500 Km GMPLS-Controlled Long-Haul
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Largest Multi-Degree ROADM Installation in Poland Delivers Unprecedented
Flexibility and Reliability
Gdynia, Poland. October 2, 2012. ADVA Optical Networking announced today that
PIONIER, one of Europe's largest research and education networks, has chosen the
ADVA FSP 3000 with its embedded multi-layer GMPLS-based control plane
RAYcontrol(TM) to bring ROADM technology to its network. This fully-integrated
solution provides ultimate control and flexibility to allocate bandwidth-on-
demand resulting in true network automation, dynamic routing
capabilities. With over 6,500 km of dark fiber, the PIONIER optical fiber
network, part of the nationwide Polish Optical Internet initiative, connects
five supercomputing centers in Poland, including Poznan, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw
and Krakow, and 21 academic Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs). This network
provides high-speed connectivity to nearly 1,000 science institutions,
universities, public institutions, colleges, libraries, public authorities,
museums and hospitals around the country.
Owned and managed by the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC),
this highly-scalable network has been designed to transport data at line speeds
of 100Gbit/s and beyond. A multitude of applications are enabled such as joint
research in radio astronomy, cloud computing, distributed storage, common
experiments in space correlation between five European locations and
telemedicine. Directionless and colorless ROADM technology allows researchers to
quickly and easily set up new services with point-and-click provisioning using
the FSP Service Manager. Installation and maintenance work is being carried out
by the Polish systems integrator, ALMA.
"We have worked with ADVA Optical Networking for many years now so they
understand the unique needs of a long-haul research and education network," said
Maciej Stroinski, technical director of PSNC. "We needed a cost-effective way to
deliver more bandwidth to the researchers and scientists. Having a small team
and limited resources, it was imperative that we have a high level of automation
without operational complexity. Using the FSP Service Manager, we are now able
to set-up high speed services on demand, offering network users throughout
Poland access to the content and applications they need, at any time and from
anywhere on all-optical links of distances up to 3,000 kilometers."
"PSNC has designed a unique network that aids scientists, students and
researchers, providing them a communication infrastructure they can depend on,"
said Stephan Rettenberger, vice president marketing, ADVA Optical Networking.
"This dynamic network propels their scientific work and international
collaboration, ensuring they will never be held back by technology. Distance
learning applications, virtual laboratories, online study groups using
multimedia streams and remote virtualization tools are now accessible throughout
Poland. PSNC sets a great example in building forward-looking solutions that
address tomorrow's challenges. Through colorless and directionless ROADMs and a
GMPLS-enabled control plane, PSNC has the flexibility to instantly set up
optical links between any nodes. This automated technology combines massive
scalability with great ease-of-use, ensuring the network has what it needs to
continue being one of Europe's largest and most innovative research networks."
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About ADVA Optical Networking
ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications
infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission
technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation
networks. The Company's FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to
customers' networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and
fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with
its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video
services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has
become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises
across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.
About Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center/PIONIER
The Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) is responsible for
managing Poland's National Research and Educational Network (NREN) named
PIONIER, the Polish Optical Internet. The NREN is based on DWDM and 10-Gigabit
Ethernet technologies and connects key university cities in Poland. PIONIER is
an advanced, 10-Gigabit Ethernet optical fiber network operated by PSNC. As the
administrative body in charge of Poland's NREN, PSNC is responsible for the
deployment of new network technology and the ongoing expansion of the network.
PSNC owns and operates the POZMAN metropolitan network, which has 200 kilometers
of optical fiber cable and uses 10-Gigabit Ethernet technology. In addition,
PSNC is responsible for hosting high-performance computer systems, including
SGI, IBM and CRAY computers, SUN and COMPAQ application servers, SUN, ACL and HP
storage systems. PSNC's main areas of research are system and network security,
distributed computation, grids, portals and next-generation networks. For more
information, please visit www.man.poznan.pl
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