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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

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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

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