• Smartoptics 32G, 16G and 8G Fibre Channel SAN connectivity between Data Centres

32G, 16G and 8G Fibre Channel SAN Connectivity between Data Centres

Use Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) to extend your SAN capacity and reach


Smartoptics provides certified 32G, 16G and 8G Fibre Channel(FC) CWDM and DWDM solutions for open, simple to use and cost-effective SAN connectivity between datacenters. The solutions enable instant data replication and ensure that information is synchronized also when the SAN covers multiple geographical sites – a key requirement for remote back up and disaster recovery.



  • For all 32G, 16G, 8G FC applications;
  • Transceivers embedded directly in the switch;
  • Certified by leading SAN switch vendors;
  • No additional latency;
  • Simple to use;
  • Capable of distances greater than 80km.

    The Smartoptics Approach

    Smartoptics specializes in optical networking solutions based on Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM) and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), that help expand network capacity. Their solutions use transceivers embedded directly into the active SAN equipment, or can alternatively use external transponders, when more functionality and a clear demarcation point is needed. When combined with a single passive optical multiplexer, this enables up to 16 CWDM or 80 DWDM channels through a single pair of fibre bridging distances of 10 - 80 km between data centres.

    For longer distance connectivity, Smartoptics' innovative active open line systems act as multiplexers with integrated amplifier and monitoring features. They work with any combination of embedded DWDM transceivers or transponders to extend coverage for distances beyond 80 km.


    The Use Cases

    Depending on your capacity needs and the distances to span, various combinations of transceivers and active or passive open line systems will provide you with the best solution. Summarized, in the table below, are the options available to cover distances up to and beyond 80 km with data rates of 32G, 16G and 8G Fibre Channel.



    Solutions for Every Need

    Smartoptics has solutions for all types of 32G/16G/8G FC connectivity, whether using embedded transceivers or transponder based DWDM networking. The unique DCP-M and M-Series active open line systems extend the usable range of embedded networking and maintains the benefits of operating at the pure physical layer. Regardless of the challenges faced in your network, Smartoptics has a solution!


    To find out more about Smartoptics' SAN connectivity solution for data centres click here, or contact us via email at sales@sakdata.com or phone 1(877)725-3282.

    Smartoptics 32G, 16G and 8G Fibre Channel SAN connectivity between Data Centres

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