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Smartoptics Unveils 32G Fiber Channel Transceivers

By CIOReview | Friday, December 4, 2020

Smartoptics has announced the accessibility of a new series of 32G Fibre Channel transceivers to be used in Brocade Gen 7 directors and switches.

FREMONT, CA: Smartoptics, a provider of optical networking solutions, has announced the accessibility of a new series of 32G Fibre Channel transceivers to be used in Brocade Gen 7 directors and switches. The organization is already a provider of 8G, 16G, and 32G certified Fibre Channel (FC) transceivers for earlier generations of Brocade switches. The new offering increases this ability to Brocade Gen 7 directors and switches.

The latest Smartoptics 32G FC transceivers have been thoroughly tested and are capable of utilizing in Brocade Gen 7 FC directors and switches from Broadcom. The easiness of the combined solution reduces the overall footprint, low power consumption, and an enhanced time for operation due to quick delivery and installation time of new transceivers.

The transceiver modules are even available in the industry-standard SFP28 form factor and are developed for DWDM optical communication flexible to 8G, 16G, and 32G FC standards. It can also be utilized with passive filters or together with Smartoptics’ active open line systems to increase the reach up to 80 km between datacentres.

Per Burman, Chief Marketing Officer Smartoptics, commented: “We are very pleased to be able to offer the only approved DWDM transceivers for Brocade Gen 7 products. With our new 32G Fibre Channel transceivers we can now support customers when upgrading to Broadcom’s recently launched Brocade Gen 7 products and solutions.”

“Broadcom and Smartoptics have a long history of collaboration and innovation in the Fibre Channel market,” said Martin Skagen, vice president of architecture and technology, Brocade Storage Networking division, Broadcom. “Brocade Gen 7 switches with Smartoptics transceivers have been tested and qualified, enabling our mutual customers to deploy distance connectivity solutions with confidence.”

Smartoptics offers developed optical networking solutions and devices for the new era of open networking. The company’s customer base consists of thousands of enterprises, governments, cloud providers, Internet exchanges, and cable and telecom operators. They also have an open networking method in everything they do that permits the customers to break unwanted vendor lock-in, remain flexible, and reduce expense. Their solutions are also utilized in metro and regional network applications dependent on data center services and specifications.