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January 13, 2014

Sabey Data Centers Taps MRV for Optical Interconnection

Intergate.Manhattan – which owner Sabey Data Centers claims is the largest, tallest and most connected of New York City’s data centers – is now using MRV Communications Inc.’s OptiDriver optical transport platform to address its interconnection bandwidth requirements.

The solution will give Sabey better power efficiency, more flexibility, higher capacity, and a new level of intelligence on the new fiber it uses at its 375 Pearl Street site to interconnect with New York’s other big data centers at 60 Hudson Street, 111 Eighth Avenue, and 32 Avenue of the Americas.

This is important because data centers have been identified as major drains on the nation’s power supply, and because demands on data centers are only growing as more devices and rich media applications more onto our networks. As a result, data center operators need more affordable and efficient ways to keep this infrastructure up to speed.

Software-defined networking is one method data center operators are implementing, or at least considering, to make their infrastructure more efficient in terms of cost and new service time to market. To learn more about SDN, join us at SDN Precon Jan. 28 in Miami. For more information, or to register, click here: http://www.sdnzone.com/conference/

As for MRV Communications Inc., its OptiDriver optical transport platform is a 10gbps transport system that provides Sabey with up to 4 terabits protected capacity. The platform’s latency dispersion and other features ensure low latency.

Research and Markets in its new "Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects: Market and Technology Forecast - 2013-2020" report says that the past couple of years has seen of lot of action spurring opportunities in the optical interconnect business. That includes new demand on the data centers and local networks due to entirely new kinds of data traffic such as 3D video, big data, and social networking, and the continued growth of cloud computing. The firm adds that there’s concern by some that current generation I/O technology won’t be able to adequately address these new kinds of traffic and new networking methods. That, Research and Markets, could “spur business for manufacturers of OICs and related products, who now face large addressable markets – corporate servers and large routers – where once they dealt only with niches.” 

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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