BTI Systems has announced the Dual 4G Multiprotocol Transponder (4G DTPR) solution to enhance its 7000 Series data centre portfolio.
The 4G DTPR offers protocol support for any combination of Ethernet (GbE), 1G Fibre Channel/FICON, 2G Fibre Channel/FICON, and 4G Fibre Channel transparently to address Storage Area Network (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and other data center and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) applications.
The 4G DTPR is an effective solution for service providers offering Storage Private Line (SPL) services or enterprises leveraging dark fiber to deploy their own data center interconnect solutions. The transparent interconnect of client services ensure unaltered transmission of mission-critical data between data center facilities, a critical requirement for SPL offerings. The module's SAN protocol support enables simplified connectivity and protocol changes without network hardware alterations as data center environments evolve and extension requirements grow.
BTI's two-transponder-in-one architecture offers high density extension of two independent client protocols or resilient 1+1 facility protection of a single client service. Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) client and line port versatility, and multiprotocol software programmable ports easily adapt the 4G DTPR to any network environment and simplify sparing.
The 4G DTPR joins the 10-port Multiprotocol Muxponder, 8-port Multiprotocol Muxponder, Dual 1G Multiprotocol Transponder, Dual 2.5G Multiprotocol Transponder, and Dual 10G Multiprotocol Transponder as a data center extension-capable client service modules supporting Ethernet and SAN protocols.
“4G Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet are the primary protocols in today's data centers and the 4G DTPR simplifies data center interconnect and extension solutions for regulatory compliance and business continuity and disaster recovery implementations,” commented Jason Smith, Solutions Marketing and Certifications Programme Manager, BTI Systems. “It is an extremely adaptive module with the ability to address a wide variety of SAN and MAN environments and scale with growing data center connectivity requirements.”