Optical Networking Featured Article

Fiber Mountain Puts Network Transformation on Display

May 17, 2017

Interop ITX is taking place this week at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and, as we know, this is a hotbed of innovation, announcements and news. But who would’ve thought some of the hottest development in the data center is taking place here in New England. Connecticut-based Fiber Mountain is out in Sin City, and, while there is no fire on this mountain, it is heating up development in optical connectivity and network orchestration.

This week, from Interop ITX, the Glass Core Company unveiled the new AP-4100 OPX family of single mode and multimode layer 1 SDN Optical

Image via BigStock

Path Exchanges (OPX). But Fiber Mountain didn’t stop there, as it also made enhancements to its industry leading orchestration software platform, announcing AllPath Director (APD) release 3.0.

The APD 3.0 includes a live layer 1 network infrastructure device and connection Network Documentation, as well as an Audit Trail of all actions taken in the network. In short, there is a new Port ID screen to label and reserve ports, discover and provision all four of the new OPXs  and view status of all ports. What’s more, Network Documentation adds ease to sorting, viewing and exporting necessary information.

The newly announced OPX family of solutions includes:

  • AP-4105 OPX – 48 SFP+ ports for 10GbE any to any port capability
  • AP-4115 OPX – up to 72 ports of 10GbE any to any port capability
  • AP-4120 OPX – up to 96 ports of 10GbE any to any port capability
  • AP-4130 OPX – up to 32 ports of 40GbE any to any port capability.

“The addition of the AP-4100 series OPX to our Glass Core product portfolio, along with new APD orchestration capabilities, enhances the evolving dynamic data center network infrastructure. Implementing managed and dynamic network infrastructure enables overall operations improvements,” said M. H. Raza, CEO of Fiber Mountain.

All of the announced solutions will be generally available in July, and if you happen to be at the event, the Fiber Mountain team is always happy to talk about transforming network infrastructure

Edited by Alicia Young

Article comments powered by Disqus

Click here to share your opinion - In today's digital transformation business environment, do you find the physical infrastructure team and networking team at your company collaborating?

Featured Blog Entries

Day 3: ITEXPO 2017 - What's hot and what is keeping people up at night? Final thoughts and $100 Amazon Gift Card Winner

Friday was the third and final day of ITEXPO 2017 and our third survey question, "What is the top priority for your network for 2017?"

Day 2: IT EXPO 2017 - What's hot and what is keeping people up at night?

Thursday was the second day of ITEXPO and our second survey question, "What causes the most chaos in your network?"

ITEXPO 2017 - What's hot and what is keeping people up at night?

Last night we opened up ITEXPO 2017 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with a diversity of visitors who had a lot to talk about. We here at Fiber Mountain like to have survey questions and ask booth visitors one question per day of the conference.

The Road Ahead - It's Digital Transformation All The Way

To close out the Digital Transformation Road Trip series, it's time to take a look at the road ahead, and the technologies available today to make your data center infrastructure more dynamic.

Industry News