Open Line System
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 data centres. The solutions enable instant data replication and ensure that information is synchronized, even when the SAN covers multiple geographical sites – a key requirement for remote back up and disaster recovery.

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 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



FC SAN Connectivity Distances

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 read more about Smartoptics' solutions for Fibre Channel SAN connecitivity between data centres, click here.



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