Smartoptics launches 32G Fibre Channel DWDM transceivers

with support for Brocade Gen 7 switches.

Smartoptics, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, announced in Oslo, Norway on November 19 2020 the availability of a new series of 32G Fibre Channel transceivers, intended for use in Brocade Gen 7 directors and switches. Smartoptics is already a provider of 8G, 16G and 32G certified Fibre Channel (FC) transceivers for previous generations of Brocade switches, and the new offering extends this capability to Brocade Gen 7 directors and switches.

The new Smartoptics 32G FC transceivers have been rigorously tested and are qualified for use in Brocade Gen 7 FC directors and switches from Broadcom. The simplicity of the combined solution enables a reduced overall footprint, low power consumption, and an improved time to operation due to short delivery and installation time of new transceivers.

The transceiver modules come in the industry standard SFP28 form factor and are designed for DWDM optical communication compliant to 8G, 16G and 32G FC standards. The transceivers can be used with passive filters or together with Smartoptics’ active open line systems to extend the reach up to 80 km between datacenters.

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.”

For more information about Smartoptics Fibre Channel transceivers for Brocade products, click the link below to take you to the Brocade collection.

For more information please contact:
Per Burman
Chief Marketing Officer
Telephone: +46 73 656 6946

About Smartoptics

Smartoptics provides innovative optical networking solutions and devices for the new era of open networking. Our customer base includes thousands of enterprises, governments, cloud providers, Internet exchanges as well as cable and telecom operators. We have an open networking approach in everything we do which allows our customers to break unwanted vendor lock-in, remain flexible and minimize costs. Our solutions are used in metro and regional network applications that increasingly rely on data center services and specifications. Smartoptics is a Scandinavian company founded in 2006. We partner with leading technology and network solution providers such as Brocade, Cisco, HPE and Dell EMC and have a global reach through more than 100 business partners. 

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