Serverius, a data center service provider from the Netherlands, is leveraging ADVA’s FSP 3000 TeraFlex terminal to massively increase the capacity of its deployed connectivity infrastructure. By utilizing this scalable solution, Serverius is answering fierce growth in demand for its connectivity, colocation and data security services.
With “ultra-flexible” bandwidth modulation, TeraFlex would enable Serverius to harness previously unused spectrum, unlocking new value in its existing fiber network. The highly compact 1RU platform optimizes all optical path. It would also ensure the lowest cost per bit for all fiber links. By enabling super-channels of up to 1200Gbit/s and a total capacity of 7.2Tbit/s, TeraFlex would empower Serverius to provide Dutch and international enterprises with a new level of capacity and throughput.
“By harnessing the very latest innovation, we’re bringing a new level of bandwidth capacity and service quality to businesses throughout the Netherlands and beyond. The ADVA FSP 3000 TeraFlex is key to our mission of providing world-class data center connectivity,” said Sergey Petukhin, head of connectivity infrastructure, Serverius. “And, with its space- and power-efficiency, it also ensures that our services remain highly affordable today and sustainable for the future. This deployment unlocks the full potential of our network. Now we can meet rapidly rising data demand and be sure that our infrastructure is ready to scale when our clients need even more capacity. What’s more, the openness and programmability of TeraFlex mean that we’re free to harness the benefits of tomorrow’s innovation without being tied to any one vendor.”
The ADVA FSP 3000 TeraFlex solution uses software-defined fractional QAM modulation and adaptive baud rate capabilities to support 1200Gbit/s streams. By retrieving optical channel conditions via network telemetry, the platform determines the best possible capacity and spectral efficiency for each light path. This would enable Serverius to exploit untapped capacity in its existing infrastructure without the cost of a complete system upgrade.
Each 1RU terminal can also support up to three cards, providing “easy access” to capacity up to 7.2Tbit/s. What’s more, Serverius is also harnessing ADVA’s MicroMux QSFP28 plug, which converts 100GbE client ports into ten 10GbE ports, further reducing cost, rack space and operational complexity.
“With our TeraFlex, Serverius has the power to flexibly respond to soaring data requirements and help businesses achieve their full potential,” said Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, SVP, sales, EMEA, ADVA. “The strong and long-lasting relationship we have with the Serverius team was also crucial to the success of this project. By working closely with their people, we’ve been able to ensure that the new solution meets all of their particular needs while maximizing the value of their deployed infrastructure.”