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2012-05-25 11:26:39

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Intune Networks appoints ex-Ciena exec as COO
Irish optical transport and switching company Intune Networks has appointed Arthur Smith as its chief operating officer – an indication, perhaps, that interest in its optical burst switching technology is picking up. The startup’s products became commercially available about a year ago (see “Intune Networks' Verisma optical burst switch/transport platform now available”).Arthur Smith joined Intune in last month. Previously, he served as a senior vice president with Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN), where he held the role of chief operating officer. Dr. Smith also led the integration of Nortel’s Metro Ethernet group after Ciena acquired it in 2010. Prior to these appointments, he held a variety of roles in engineering, operations and customer service after joining Ciena in 1997.From 1988 to 1997, Dr. Smith was employed by Bell Northern Research in Ottawa, Canada, and Harlow, England, as a research engineer in optoelectronics. Dr. Smith holds both a B.Eng. and a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Data center considerations: Architecture choices
When designing a data center the primary concerns are reliability, performance, scalability, the ability to support both current and future applications and speeds, and cost. Throw in the desire to make it green and energy efficient, and you have a lot of parameters that need to be addressed.There are several architectures from which network designers can choose. Which one you use will depend on the size of your current data center, your plans to expand, whether it’s a new installation or an upgrade of a legacy system, and how quickly you expect your data center needs to grow.This article will discuss three data center architectures and the tradeoffs of each. Each design has its advantages and disadvantages, and sometimes more than one architecture may be appropriate for your installation.Centralized or Direct Connect architectureThe tralized or Direct Connect model is a good architecture for smaller data centers (< 5,000 square feet). As you can see in Figure 1, in a centralized architecture you have separate LAN/SAN environments and each one of those have home run cables that go out to the prospective cabinets and zones and then all the way back to a centralized core area. All of your switches and equipment are centralized in one location.
Infonetics: Optical network spending slips 23% in 1Q12
Infonetics Research reports in its newly released Optical Network Hardware vendor market share tally that the first quarter of this year saw a drop in optical network systems revenues of 23% worldwide to $2.8 billion. The market shrinkage was particularly acute in Europe, which suffered its worst optical communications capex quarter in five years, the market research firm asserts.Infonetics 4Q12 regional loss table The overall picture perhaps looks worse than it might because of the previous quarter’s strength. Optical network hardware spending grew 9% in the fourth quarter of 2011 (see "Infonetics: Optical network equipment up 9% in 4Q11"). Still, the situation in Europe may be dark enough to obscure any shine this caveat might otherwise have produced."While optical hardware revenue trends in all world regions were not positive in the first quarter of 2012, the most alarming development is that year-over-year in EMEA - particularly Europe - spending on WDM optical equipment decreased faster than spending on legacy SDH equipment," notes Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics Research. "This is not the behavior of a region experiencing only a minor quarterly pullback. By contrast, the trend in North America was the opposite, with carriers cutting spending year-over-year but allocating towards forward-looking technology investments like WDM equipment and ROADMs."Unlike other areas of the world, Europe doesn’t show much near-term upside, either."EMEA and North America are both now trending downward on a rolling fourth-quarter basis, and Asia Pacific is flat. Still, conversations with vendors and carriers lead us to believe that spending in North America will resume moderate growth and we are forecasting solid gains in optical spending in China this year in large part due to our recent visits with Chinese carriers,” explains Schmitt. “But Europe is a tough call, with macroeconomic trends there not providing much hope and evidence that some service providers there are battening down the hatches."As is always the case, some companies weathered the storm better than others. For example, Fujitsu and Ciena outperformed competitors in North America, while in Asia NEC and Fujitsu enjoyed 28% gains in 1Q12 from the year-ago quarter. Aside from NEC and Fujitsu, the relative winners in outperforming the market were smaller companies such as Infinera, ADVA, and Transmode, the report states.ROADM optical equipment spending was flat in 1Q12, which Infonetics considers “an achievement” considering this niche posted a record quarter in 4Q11.
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