ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ has been jointly engineered with leading internet content providers (ICPs) and cloud service providers (CSPs) to ensure that it meets stringent density, scalability, and energy demands. Available in multiple chassis configurations, including four rack units (4RUs), the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ features the market’s first 400Gbit/s single line card. It can transport up to 25.6Tbit/s duplex capacity per fiber pair from a single rack, delivering 51.2Tbit/s of total throughput at 1.4Tbit/s per rack unit. And this includes amplifiers, multiplexers and all other necessary components – a first for the industry. The ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ has been designed from the outset to be an open DCI solution featuring open hardware and software interfaces and protocols. This will prove vital for ICPs and CSPs as they seek to develop true best-of-breed networks.

The ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ has been specifically engineered to scale. That’s why there’s no client port lock-in. As new Ethernet data rates emerge, they can be supported by plugging new line cards into the entire range of chassis. What’s more, by using the same line cards in mega data centers, co-location sites and smaller office locations, ICPs and CSPs are able to vastly reduce inventory sprawl. In addition to client port lock-in, the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ also eliminates backplane lock-in and this is a critical factor for future growth. Many vendors use active backplanes that consume unnecessary energy, ADVA Optical Networking’s engineers have developed a modular solution that does not require electrical backplane traffic. This approach eliminates unnecessary electrical processing and needless energy consumption. It also enables ICPs and CSPs to rapidly migrate to the latest data rates with true plug-and-play scalability.