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Fujitsu Adds 2,500 km to its 100G Dark Fiber Network in the UK

By admin, July 18, 2012 2:18 pm

As the needs of the modern business increase in terms of sending and receiving data, networks must expand and improve to facilitate these needs. This is exactly what Japanese IT products and services provider, Fujitsu?(News – Alert) has done in the UK by expanding its 100G high-speed fiber-optic network.

The expansion consists of an additional 2,500 km of dark fiber, enabling true 100 Gbps data — “true” meaning equal upload and download speeds — across Fujitsu’s managed wavelength service (MWS). As such, more businesses have access to a carrier-grade, high-capacity, low-latency network capable of supporting the needs of businesses which regularly transfer large data.

“This significant expansion is a direct response to customers’ increasing demand to transport very-high-bandwidth data faster and further than ever before,” said Andy Stevenson, executive director of hosting and network solutions at Fujitsu UK & Ireland, in a statement. casino . “An effective infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) begins and ends with the network; the true benefits can only be realized if the interconnect between enterprise and data center does not present a bottleneck.”

The network utilizes ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Agile?(News – Alert) Core platform with flexible, reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs), allowing for real-time wavelength provisioning and switching across the core network. This flexibility provides customers with such benefits as bandwidth-on-demand, which allows them to adjust network requirements as needed.

In other recent Fujitsu news, the company announced a few new smartphones this week, online pokies including the F-12D from the company’s RakuRaku line and the high-end ARROWS Z ISW13F, both slated for release in Japan. The F-12D was designed specifically with senior citizens in mind, sporting a design that will not “overwhelm or confuse elderly users.”

The ISW13F, on the other hand, features an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, high-speed WiMAX?(News – Alert) communications and a 13.1 megapixel camera. Furthermore, this device sports an updated version of Fujitsu’s Human Centric Engine, which delivers improved usability via cutting-edge sensing technology.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

Fujitsu Helps Build Federal Agency’s Private Cloud

By admin, May 1, 2012 7:29 pm

In order to implement a multi-node regional fiber optic network, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has chosen Fujitsu (News – Alert) to deploy the network, which will allow researchers to access and share important data residing in remote datacenters in a private cloud.

In selecting Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE 7420 Metro/Enterprise WDM Platform and  NETSMART 1500 Management System, the NIAID, which is a part of the National Institutes of Health, will benefit from tunable bandwidths reaching 40Gb per second performance. In addition, the NIAID will achieve other benefits including: sub-microsecond latency; multi-protocol, multi-application support; remote monitoring and management; and training, according to Paul Fagan, senior vice president of sales at Fujitsu Network Communications (News – Alert).

“Many organizations today are not looking for a vendor they’re looking for a partner,” Fagan said in a company statement. “Our work with NIAID is a prime example. We are working side-by-side to architect the network, implement the technology – both hardware and software – and train staff. Our commitment is to ensure NIAID’s fiber optic infrastructure fully supports the critical work being done there.”

NIAID conducts and supports research to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses.

Company officials said Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE 7420 is a scalable Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)-based transport solution engineered for high-performance, low-latency networks. The platform, which includes Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM (News – Alert)) technology, supports Ethernet, SONET/SDH, G.709 OTN, ATM, video and SAN protocols in fixed and reconfigurable point-to-point, linear add/drop and ring topologies.

The Fujitsu NETSMART 1500 carrier-class management system allows NIAID to remotely monitor, manage, provision and maintain the FLASHWAVE 7420. Fujitsu officials said the platform facilitates network reliability and visibility through performance data tracking and graphing, bandwidth capacity reports and instantaneous alarm reports, as well as real-time fault isolation and resolution.

In addition to planning and deploying hardware and software, Fujitsu professional services will provide NIAID staff with training on application and equipment engineering, turn-up, operations and maintenance.

Edited by Juliana Kenny