Autumn 2017 Optical Connections Magazine


Rohde & Schwarz storage delivers efficiency to Swiss service provider


and a 40GbE link using the NSD protocol serves as the backbone for each R&S SpycerBox Cell. A second 40GbE link from every R&S Spycerbox Cell combines two storage units into a SAMBA cluster and connects it to the central 40/10GbE switch. This provides the media links for the transcoder farm as well as the I/O connections for the overall system. Each R&S SpycerBox Cell uses an additional 10 GbE dual link, running NSD blocks via the central switch to the connected R&S Venice servers. Separating the systems into input and output clusters optimises the I/O performance for the massive data rates within each cluster. The solution fulfils all performance requirements within a single system of only four HUs.

In April of this year, Rohde & Schwarz introduced a new, intelligent storage and file management solution at the NAB trade show in Las Vegas and, together with its partner, system integrator Jordi AG, the company were awarded a project for Zürich-based customer, tpc. tpc already has two R&S Venice ingest and playout servers in house and the new storage and file management solution will be added to an existing network. The network only has a limited number of ports and there is limited space in the available racks, so Jordi AG came up with a solution to install two clusters, one for read and one for write, each with two R&S SpycerBox Cell units using SSDs in a RAID 6 configuration. IBM SpectrumScale is used for file management

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R&S’s SpycerBox Cell storage solution.

Deep Blue Cable and TE Subcom to build new subsea net linking Caribbean to Americas

quarter of 2019, will benefit the region’s businesses and consumers by offering significantly higher design capacity, lower unit costs, lower latency through direct connectivity and the ability to leverage advancements in reliability such as improved route planning and installation techniques. “Deep Blue Cable has great confidence in TE SubCom and its ability to build a state-of-the-art subsea cable system that will provide long overdue advanced connectivity across the Caribbean islands and to the Americas,”

Deep Blue Cable, a developer, owner and operator of state- of-the-art subsea systems has announced a contract with TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity company, to build and deploy a pan-Caribbean system spanning nearly 12,000km with initial landing points in twelve markets throughout the region and dual diverse landings in the US, which will include the first landing of a cable on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The Deep Blue subsea cable network, which will offer an initial capacity of 6 Tbps per fibre pair and is projected to be completed in the fourth

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