SRP Telecom Selects Fujitsu for High-Performance Optical Network; Optimized for Datacenter Hosting, Cloud and Storage Applications
Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced today that SRP Telecom, a Phoenix-based core business unit of the nation's third-largest public power utility, is deploying the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 7420 Metro/Enterprise WDM Platform for datacenter interconnect and access services. The FLASHWAVE 7420 combines optical, Ethernet and certified storage solutions in a scalable platform supporting multiple protocols, including Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON), Fiber Connection (FICON) and Fiber Channel.
After evaluating competing products, SRP Telecom chose the carrier class FLASHWAVE 7420 for its ultra-high bandwidth, lowest-possible latency, zero packet loss and flexibility. They will be installing the Fujitsu platform in major carrier-neutral facilities including IO Phoenix, IO Scottsdale and Phoenix NAP. SRP Telecom now offers carriers and enterprise customers in the Phoenix area access to a metro network capable of supporting cloud-computing, storage networking, disaster recovery, business continuity and converged applications, with security and availability backed by a 24x7x365 Network Operations Center.
“SRP Telecom is uniquely suited to meet the market's growing demand for bandwidth,” said Michael Sherman, Director of SRP Telecom. “As communications service providers and enterprises look for a trusted source of bandwidth, we can tap our 1,600 route-mile fiber optic network. The bandwidth we provide comes with a 99.999 percent service level assurance, and the stability of Salt River, established in 1903 and now serving nearly one million customers. The FLASHWAVE 7420 platform from Fujitsu helps us provide leading carriers and Fortune 500 companies with the secure, reliable, state-of-the-art bandwidth services they need to be successful.”
“It's rewarding to work with a company like SRP Telecom that had the foresight to plan years ago for the bandwidth-intensive, latency-sensitive applications driving many network upgrades today,” said Dave Hawkins, VP Sales Engineering and Sales Operations, Fujitsu Network Communications. “And the FLASHWAVE 7420 was designed precisely to support those types of applications, including cloud-computing, Software as a Service, datacenter connectivity and storage area networking. We look forward to continuing our relationship with SRP Telecom as they deliver the communications services their customers need with the business stability they trust.”
The FLASHWAVE 7420 is a scalable solution with up to 40 fixed and reconfigurable wavelengths in a pay-as-you-grow architecture. The platform includes Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) technology and simultaneously supports Ethernet, SONET/SDH, G.709 OTN, ATM, video and SAN protocols in fixed and reconfigurable point-to-point, linear add/drop and ring topologies.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Network Communications
Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is an innovator in Connection-Oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of multivendor network services as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical networks. For seven consecutive years Fujitsu has been named the U.S. photonics patent leader, and is the only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu has over 500,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.
About SRP Telecom
SRP Telecom, a division of Salt River Project, is a carrier-neutral provider of telecommunications infrastructure products and services to wireline and wireless carriers as well as to enterprise customers. A Phoenix-based company, SRP was established in 1903 as the nation's first power and water federal reclamation project. SRP now serves about 950,000 electric customers in central Arizona while also overseeing a 240,000-acre water service area. Salt River Project bonds are rated AA by Standard & Poor's, and SRP has earned multiple awards from J.D. Power and Associates for providing exceptional service to commercial and residential electric customers. For more information about SRP Telecom's Ethernet and Wavelength Services, visit www.srptelecom.com.
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