Fiber Mountain Expands AllPath OPX Layer 1 Optical Path Exchange Family

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AllPath Director (APD) Orchestration Release 3.0 enables unprecedented Layer 1 network automation and management

Fiber Mountain, Inc., the Glass Core Company and provider of transformative and managed fiber connectivity for webscale, enterprise and colocation data centers, today announced it has developed an extension to the Glass Core family of layer 1 SDN Optical Path Exchanges (OPX). The new AP-4100 OPX family provides Single Mode and MultiMode managed optical connectivity for Ethernet networks.

Coupled with the new OPXs, Fiber Mountain is also announcing AllPath Director (APD) release 3.0. This release adds new features to the award-winning orchestration software platform, including an Audit Trail of all actions taken and live Network Documentation of the entire network infrastructure of layer 1 devices and connections.

“The addition of the AP-4100 series OPX to our Glass Core product portfolio, along with new APD orchestration capabilities, enhances the evolving dynamic data center network infrastructure. Implementing managed and dynamic network infrastructure enables overall operations improvements,” said M. H. Raza, CEO of Fiber Mountain.

The new AP-4100 OPX line launches with four models.

AP-4105 OPX provides 48 SFP+ ports for 10GbE any to any port capability.

AP-4115 OPX provides up to 72 ports of 10GbE any to any port capability.

AP-4120 OPX provides up to 96 ports of 10GbE any to any port capability.

AP-4130 OPX provides up to 32 ports of 40GbE, any to any port capability.

The OPX family of products provides switching of data at Layer 1, and can be used for cross connect applications in data centers, colocation environments and enterprise networks. Applications include leaf switch or top-of-rack switch replacement with a cross-connect architecture for a more dynamic, managed and optimized network. Among many other applications is the ability to monitor/tap any port at any time without the pains and costs of the traditional physical layer monitor/tap cassettes.

AllPath Director (APD) release 3.0 includes the ability to create a full Audit Trail of actions taken, with reporting functions built-in. Operations and management personnel can sort all logged actions on any defined parameter and export the entire Audit Trail to a .CSV or .PDF file. No actions may be deleted from the tamper-proof log files.

Release 3.0 also adds the ability to document the entire network, including all attached devices and all connections. Like the Audit Trail, Network Documentation can be viewed, sorted by parameters and exported. Users can also compare two files, facilitating operations’ ability to troubleshoot and track changes from week to week.

Additional capabilities added to APD in Release 3.0 include:

  •     Discovery and provision of all four new AP-4100 OPX models
  •     A new Port ID screen that can reserve and label ports
  •     View status of all open/in use/reserved ports
  •     Discover and configure Fiber Mountain’s L-Series Fiber Port Aggregators and Breakouts

Both the AP-4100 OPX series and the APD release 3.0 will be available in July.

Fiber Mountain continues to develop and enhance new ways to create software defined physical infrastructure. Glass Core solutions, including APD and OPX, enable operations and networking personnel to better identify, manage and control the changing landscape of data centers and colocation environments.

The new AP-4130 OPX will be on display in Fiber Mountain’s Interop ITX booth #334 along with the flagship AP-4240 OPX and APD 3.0. The LS-2520 Fiber Port breakout for Cisco NCS 1002 will also be on display.

M.H. Raza, Fiber Mountain’s CEO, will be presenting “Automating the Physical Layer” Wednesday, May 17 1:20 PM in the Interop ITX Theater.

For more information visit info.fibermountain.com/GlassCore.

About Fiber Mountain
Fiber Mountain, Inc.’s Glass Core™ technology transforms the physical layer into a managed and dynamic software-controlled network asset, providing real-time visibility and software control of connectivity. Digital transformation of physical infrastructure will require software controlled configuration and dynamic network changes. Glass Core™ provides freedom from the rigid architectures of yesterday. For more information, please visit http://www.fibermountain.com.

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