IRON Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 in R&E Network
July 2017 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
ADVA Optical Networking announced that the Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) has deployed its 100Gbit/s core technology to respond to soaring bandwidth demand from Idaho’s research and education (R&E) institutions.
"When it came to upgrading our infrastructure, ADVA Optical Networking’s 100Gbit/s core technology offered precisely what we were looking for. One key benefit is the ADVA FSP 3000’s plug-and-play simplicity. Integrating the new equipment into our network was straightforward and we were immediately able to deliver upgraded services. Future-proofing was also a vital requirement so we’ve invested in a solution that can scale alongside rising demand," said Michael Guryan, general manager, IRON. "Fast, reliable connectivity is an essential tool for today’s R&E institutions. By giving learners and scientists throughout the state access to high-bandwidth applications and enhanced data sharing, we’re closing the digital divide in remote areas, creating invaluable opportunities for research teams and helping to boost the region’s economy."
By utilizing the ADVA FSP 3000 in its backbone network, IRON is minimizing costs and ensuring maximum efficiency across every section of its transport infrastructure. The new backbone network now supports 100Gbit/s transport so that higher education institutions and research centers even in remote rural areas can take advantage of ultra-fast broadband services. This enables technical data transfer and storage objectives that would otherwise be impossible in many regions. ADVA Optical Networking’s modular solution provides flexibility and cost-efficiency as it transmits, multiplexes and protects high-speed data. Its high-density design guarantees power efficiency and the smallest possible footprint. What’s more, the ADVA FSP 3000’s scalable modular architecture ensures that IRON’s new network is future-proofed against further growth in demand.