ADVA Optical Networking, Juniper Networks and University of Michigan Reveal
Future of Big Data Transport at SC13
Demo Showcases Global OpenFlow Network and New Possibilities for Scientific
DENVER, Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
ADVA Optical Networking, Juniper
Networks and the University of Michigan announced today that they are showcasing
a demo at SC13 that clearly defines the future of big data transport. Comprised
of a globally dispersed OpenFlow network, the demo reveals how research and
education organizations can efficiently scale their networks to effectively
transport multiple petabytes of data - something that is critical to
collaborative scientific research. The demo is built around Juniper Networks'
PTX Series Packet Transport Routers, including their integrated 100G coherent
transponder and ADVA Optical Networking's 100G Core technology, and firmly
underlies the strong interoperability and shared vision of the three parties.
"We live in an era of mass collaboration, an era of sharing data, resources and
knowledge, an era defined by global interworking," said Niall Robinson, vice
president, PLM, Packet Optical Solutions, ADVA Optical Networking. "This trend
will continue to increase and will continue to demand a supporting network that
can transport enormous volumes of data. Research and education organizations are
acutely aware of this. To be a part of global scientific conversations demands a
network that can scale, a network that can meet the petabyte era. That's the
very essence of this demo. We're not just showing an isolated technology here,
we're showcasing a fully realized global network; one based on a seamless
interworking of optical layer and Supercore routing technology. This isn't just
a vision, it's a reality."
The joint SC13 demo is one of the first of its kind to showcase a big data
transport solution that is ready to be globally implemented. Thoroughly tested
in ADVA Optical Networking and Juniper Networks' lab facilities, the key
technologies have been designed for close interworking with the removal of any
intermediary complexities. This ensures that the ADVA FSP 3000 and its 100G Core
transponder can talk directly to the Juniper Networks' PTX router and its 100G
coherent transponder over an error free long haul circuit - something that has
never been done before. The elimination of unnecessary intermediary client
interfaces will have a significant impact on the capital and operating costs of
network operations and reveals a resilient, true multilayer network approach.
And this approach paves the way for a strong foundation for Software-Defined
Networking and network virtualization.
"Through our partnership with ADVA Optical Networking and the University of
Michigan, we're doing our part to advance the research community's ability to
stay ahead of the relentless pace of modern scientific breakthrough and
discovery. Without a strong supporting network infrastructure to transport huge
amounts of scientific information, these discoveries would likely be much more
limited," commented Paul Obsitnik, vice president, Service Provider Marketing,
Juniper Networks. "Together, we've built a live network that is successfully
transporting huge amounts of data, error-free, on a global scale. This
demonstration underscores our commitment to an open ecosystem where scientific
organizations can migrate from their existing networks to a multi-vendor
infrastructure that can accommodate the demands of big data and the demands of
future scientific collaboration."
Further details of the joint SC13 demonstration can be found on ADVA Optical
Networking's SlideShare page: http://adva.li/sc13demo.
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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 two decades, 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 Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) delivers innovation across routing, switching and
security. From the network core down to consumer devices, Juniper Networks'
innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and
economics of networking. Additional information can be found atJuniper
Networks(www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper onTwitterandFacebook.
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