Smartoptics, a leading provider of open optical networking solutions, recently announced the availability of a new series of transceivers and an open line system for 32G Fibre Channel SAN applications. Smartoptics is already a provider of 8 and 16G certified Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity solutions for several SAN vendor switches, and the new offering extends this capability to 32G FC.
The new Smartoptics 32G Fibre Channel transceivers have been rigorously tested and are supported for embedded use in the Fibre Channel capable switches from leading vendors. The simplicity of the embedded solution enables a compact building practice, low power consumption, and an improved time to operation due to short delivery and installation time of new transceivers.
The transceiver modules come in the industry standard SFP28 form factor and are designed for DWDM optical communication compliant to 8G, 16G and 32G FC standards. The transceivers can be used with passive filters and together with Smartoptics’ active open line systems to extend the reach up to 80 km between datacenters.
Per Burman, Director Strategic Partner Sales Smartoptics, commented: “The new 32G transceivers are an important step for us and builds on the long relationship we have with several of the leading SAN switch vendors. With our new 32G Fibre Channel transceivers we can now efficiently support their customers when upgrading to higher capacity storage area networks.”
For more information about Smartoptics Fibre Channel solutions also see Smartoptics Fibre Channel Solution Brief.