SUNET Deploys ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Technology in National Research and Education Network
Scalable, Open Optical Line System Key to State-of-the-Art Multi-Vendor Transport Solution
Key to the success of this deployment was the flexibility and interoperability of our platform. Our open technology makes it simple to implement, install and manage.
The deployment represents a 10-fold increase in the capacity of SUNET’s transport infrastructure, which serves national museums, scientific institutions, government agencies and 35 Swedish universities. The newly installed ROADM system transforms the network into a flexible meshed network topology. Links between all sites can be configured instantly through adding and dropping wavelengths on multiple fibers. This improves availability and, combined with ADVA Optical Networking’s Raman amplifier technology, significantly reduces latency. The small footprint and low power consumption of the ADVA FSP 3000 has been optimized using tunable interfaces on Juniper Networks MX2000 routers. The converged packet transport solution, built on ADVA Optical Networking’s OOLS, is also SUNET’s first step towards software-defined networking (SDN), which will further increase transport efficiency and enable new applications in the future.
“100Gbit/s has become a must-have for research and education networks. From experiments in particle physics to multi-media projects, universities now regularly use high-bandwidth application for easier collaboration and faster discovery. And, with our ROADM technology, SUNET is in full control of its network. It now has a versatile, scalable transport system perfect for today’s requirements and ready for the demands of tomorrow,” commented Peter Atterlöf, sales director, Nordics and Baltics, ADVA Optical Networking. “Key to the success of this deployment was the flexibility and interoperability of our platform. Our open technology makes it simple to implement, install and manage a best-of-breed disaggregated architecture like this. What’s more, to take the new transport system to the next level, SUNET is now exploring plans to introduce our FSP Network Hypervisor. This will create a programmable SDN-based network for automation, rapid service provisioning and even better use of resources.”