Do you have data center Fibre Channel (FC) interconnect issues? HPE Complete Smartoptics Solution develops simple and cost effective embedded dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems that work directly in both FC and Ethernet switches instead of separate stand-alone systems. Synchronizing and replicating ISLs between data centers is key to successful implementation of a remote back up or disaster recovery policy. A dark fiber between the various sites is required to implement a dedicated SAN. DWDM has long been the technology of choice for transporting huge amounts of data over a dedicated fiber, but it has tended to be adopted by the carriers and made inherently complex and expensive for providers. Offers a complete end-to-end layer one tested embedded DWDM solution with the major FC switch vendors. Smartoptics M-Series intelligent DWDM multiplexer enables a mix of 16/8 Gb FC to be synchronously connected together up to distances of 300km.

What's new

  • New Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) Multiplexer/De-Multiplexer Devices
  • New Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) Multiplexer/De-Multiplexer Devices
  • New Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Transceiver Modules


Unmanaged Embedded C/DWDM Networking

The HPE Complete Smartoptics Solution delivers wavelength specific C/DWDM optical transceivers connecting directly into the Fibre Channel (FC)/WAN switch. Transmits the output signal from the switch as a specific optical protocol specific wavelength, 10GbE with 8 GFC up to 80 km, 16 GFC up to 40 km.

Each optical signal (16/8Gb FC /10/1GE) transported as independent C/DWDM wavelength channel. Supports up to 16 CWDM channels or 88 DWDM channels.

Passive multiplexer gathers all these wavelength specific signals together and multiplexes them on to a single fiber network.

Simple “patch panel” approach for multiple data signals. Delivers a green data center (no power, noise, emissions), with a cost-effective method for data center connectivity up to 80 km.

Approved and supported by Brocade®.

Managed Embedded DWDM Networking

The HPE Complete Smartoptics Solution offers M-Series, an intelligent passive multiplexer. Plug-and-play DWDM multiplexer with integrated monitoring system that offers a common view of the optical channels.

Optical Surveillance Channel (OSC) builds a dedicated communication channel for topology discovery and fiber analysis.

Handles all data protocols up to 100 Gb per channel in a simple plug-and-forget approach.

Cost effective Open Line Networking platform for corporate data center and data communications connectivity. Reduced complexity and low signal latency.

Managed Embedded DWDM Networking with Distance Extension

The HPE Complete Smartoptics Solution provides integrated signal conditional, dispersion control and amplifiers. Extends the embedded approach for longer distances. 300 km point-to-point for synchronous 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) replication.

Provides the power of a traditional DWDM system in a 1U plug-and-forget platform.

Accepts any combination of embedded DWDM, transponders and muxponders. True open line networking with no restrictions.

HPE Complete Smartoptics Solution

The HPE Complete Smartoptics Solution allows reduces the number of fibers by transporting all types of traffic simultaneously together over a single, dark fiber. Delivering a simple and cost effective data communications network.

No restrictions on the input types with embedded DWDM transceivers, transponders or muxponders. Delivers open line networking for the data communications environments.

All synchronous data replication and distance extension applications.

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