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RagingWire Picks Sidera Networks

By admin, April 13, 2012 3:48 pm

RagingWire Data Centers, a company offering highly customized and flexible collocation wholesale solutions, recently selected Sidera Networks (News – Alert) to connect to their new Ashburn, VA. data center.

Dan Golding, vice president and general manager of RagingWire’s Virginia data center said that adding Sidera Networks into their Virginia facility is a win-win situation for customers.

RagingWire chose Sidera’s network for its unique route, which bypasses Washington, DC. In fact, Sidera’s robust and expanding fiber-optic network in the Washington, DC area, including Ashburn, VA., is helping various financial services firms and other high bandwidth customers.

Sidera offers connectivity to most of the major metropolitan areas on the East Coast, as well as Chicago and London, with low latency and the ability to bypass those metropolitan congestion points if necessary. The company’s partnership helps to solidifies RagingWire’s commitment to providing the highest possible levels of service to their customers, no matter how large their bandwidth needs or how low their latency requirements.

With a fiber optic network leveraging unique rights-of-way that delivers connectivity to the major metropolitan areas from Maine to Virginia and out to Chicago, as well as access to Toronto and London, Sidera promises to deliver cost-effective, custom solutions to its customers base.

“Sidera Networks and RagingWire Data Centers share a philosophy of delivering unique options to customers,” says Clint Heiden (News – Alert), president, Sidera Networks in a statement. “The combination of RagingWire’s focus on 2N+1 design, and innovative facility design, combined with Sidera’s focus on diverse connectivity, including a Washington, DC bypass route, offers an unmatched option for end-customers trying to get in and out of Ashburn, VA.”

In related news, CDW (News casino online .gif” /> – Alert)-G and Sidera Networks have teamed up to provide Columbia College in Chicago with fast access to educational and media resources at a significant savings.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

EMCORE Increases Production of 56 Gbps Fourteen Data Rate Active Optical Cables

By admin, November 17, 2011 12:38 am

EMCORE (News – Alert) Corporation, a provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and solar power markets, announced that it has increased to full-scale production of its 56 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Fourteen Data Rate (FDR) active optical cables for high-performance computing, Ethernet router and switch applications.

In a release Jaime Reloj, EMCORE’s Vice President of Business Development said, “EMCORE is the industry leader in active optical cable sales. Our 40 Gbps Quad Data Rate (QDR) cables are currently deployed in two of the top five supercomputers in the world.”

“By leveraging our next-generation Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSEL) and photo detectors, we will continue to advance the technology for high-performance computing applications and demonstrate the same quality, reliability, on-time delivery and competitive pricing our customers have come to expect,” Reloj added.

It was revealed that the 56 Gbps FDR cable is the latest in the EMCORE Connects Cable line of high-speed active optical cables that are manufactured at EMCORE’s contract manufacturing facility in China.

EMCORE Connects Cables act like optical interconnects that enable high-performance computing. They reduce the installation and maintenance costs of computer clusters as they enable very large clusters. This makes it suitable for building systems based on any architecture that requires long distances and multiple computer nodes in very dense configurations.

The 56 Gbps FDR active optical cables from EMCORE are especially designed to ensure that high-performance computers, telecommunication routers, storage networks, and grid and cloud computing systems are able to offer optimum aggregated levels of data throughput. They also ensure a compact, lightweight form factor that can support the bandwidth needs of these advanced systems.

Officials explained that each 56 Gbps FDR cable will feature four 14 Gbps lanes in each direction. These lanes support InfiniBand FDR data rates and will also run at lower data rates to support 40, 20 and 10 Gbps, as well as 40 Gigabit Ethernet Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP) installations.

EMCORE is the first manufacturer which has launched full-scale production of 56 Gbps FDR active optical cables, emphasized officials.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves