Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.
NIAID Researchers Gain Secure Access to Remote Data Through
High-Bandwidth, Ultra-Low Latency Connectivity
Richardson, TX, April 30, 2012 - Fujitsu, a leading provider of
business, information technology, and communications
solutions, announced today that it was chosen by the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
(NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to
implement a multi-node regional fiber optic network
allowing researchers to access and share critical data
residing in remote datacenters. NIAID's selection of the
FLASHWAVE 7420 Metro/Enterprise WDM Platform,
NETSMART 1500 Management System and
professional services, will ensure the agency benefits
from tunable bandwidths reaching 40Gb per second
performance; sub-microsecond latency; multi-protocol,
multi-application support; remote monitoring and
management; and valuable training.
NIAID conducts and supports research to study the causes of
infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop
better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these
"Many organizations today are not looking for a vendor
they're looking for a partner," said Paul Fagan, senior
vice president of sales at Fujitsu Network Communications.
"Our work with NIAID is a prime example. We are working
side-by-side to architect the network, implement the
technology - both hardware and software - and train staff.
Our commitment is to ensure NIAID's fiber optic
infrastructure fully supports the critical work being done
Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE 7420 is a scalable Dense Wavelength
Division Multiplexing (DWDM)-based transport solution
engineered for high-performance, low-latency networks. The
platform, which includes Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop
Multiplexer (ROADM) technology, supports Ethernet,
SONET/SDH, G.709 OTN, ATM, video and SAN protocols in fixed
and reconfigurable point-to-point, linear add/drop and ring
NETSMART 1500 carrier-class management system allows
NIAID to remotely monitor, manage, provision and maintain
the FLASHWAVE 7420. The solution facilitates network
reliability and visibility through performance data
tracking and graphing, bandwidth capacity reports and
instantaneous alarm reports, as well as real-time fault
isolation and resolution.
In addition to planning and deploying hardware and
software, Fujitsu professional services will provide NIAID
staff with training on application and equipment
engineering, turn-up, operations and maintenance.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and
communication technology (ICT) company offering a full
range of technology products, solutions and services. Over
170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100
countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to
shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu
Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5
trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.
Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in
Richardson, Texas, is an innovator in Connection-oriented
Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market
leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and
SONET, Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of multi-vendor
network services as well as end-to-end solutions for
design, implementation, migration, support and management
of optical networks. The only major optical networking
vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America,
Fujitsu has over 450,000 network elements deployed by major
North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and
Asia. For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom.
FLASHWAVE® and NETSMART® are trademarks of Fujitsu
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time of publication and is subject to change without