China Unicom's Zhejiang Branch Selects CIENA Storage Solution to Manage Disaster Recovery and Restoration.LINTHICUM, Md. and BEIJING -- CIENA's CN 2600 Multiservice Platform to Extend Zhejiang Unicom's Data Center; Agreement Marks CIENA's First Significant Entry Into Data Services in China
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on :CIEN CIEN Ciena Corporation (stock symbol) ), a leading global provider of innovative network solutions, today announced that Zhejiang Unicom, a subsidiary of China Unicom China Unicom, full name China United Telecommunications Corporation, 中国联通, HKSE: 0762 NYSE: CHU, is a telecommunication operator in the People's Republic of China. 52. , has selected CIENA's CN 2600(TM) Multiservice Edge Aggregator (formerly known as ONLINE Edge) to support storage area network (SAN) extension for its data center disaster recovery and restoration plans.
"Zhejiang China Unicom's next-generation disaster recovery architecture needed to ensure that they experienced seamless, uninterrupted service during any eventuality e·ven·tu·al·i·ty
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pl -ties ," said Dr Jianhui Zhou, corporate vice president and general manager of CIENA's China operations. "CIENA's CN 2600 enables them to extend their SAN infrastructure across the wide area for improved business continuity in the most reliable, intelligent and cost-effective manner possible."
Utilizing CIENA's CN 2600 multiservice platform, which delivers service transparency through coarse wavelength division multiplexing See CWDM. (CWDM (Course WDM) An optical transmission method that is used for shorter distances than dense WDM (DWDM). Also known as "wide WDM," CWDM transmits fewer channels and uses wider spacing between the channels for distances up to 60 km. Wider spacing up to 25 nm, compared to 1. ) technology, Zhejiang Unicom is implementing a distance backup solution to support remote business continuity measures and dramatically improve recovery performance in the event of unplanned downtime The time during which a computer is not functioning due to hardware, operating system or application program failure. . CIENA's storage extension technology plays an important role in this effort by linking Zhejiang Unicom's primary data center to a back-up data center, located more than 80 kilometers away, within the company's SAN architecture.
"Zhejiang Unicom's disaster recovery system required highly reliable connectivity between geographically distributed sites to protect their data centers," said Daniel Zhang, Director, system integration and R&D center of Qware, a systems integrator and partner of CIENA on this project. "CIENA's CN 2600 provides a robust network infrastructure that precisely matches Zhejiang Unicom's need for a cost-effective and resilient transport platform for extending its SAN over distance."
"Zhejiang Unicom's selection of the CN 2600 platform for its disaster recovery solution demonstrates CIENA's progress in our transformation beyond a provider of intelligent optical networking Communications between computers, telephones and other electronic devices using light. An optical network is far more reliable and has far greater potential transmission capacity than networking in the electrical domain. See optical fiber. solutions," said Dr. Zhou. "As part of our strategic evolution to a leading provider of intelligent service creation and delivery solutions, CIENA is integrating data-focused network solutions, like storage extension, into our comprehensive product portfolio. This win from a respected Chinese company is another illustration of the global acceptance that CIENA has received for its data services solutions."
About CIENA's Storage Extension Solutions
CIENA offers the industry's most cost-effective, highest performance solutions for storage extension and data connectivity requirements, including the CN 2000(TM) Storage Extension Platform for SONET/SDH applications, CN 2600 Multiservice Edge Aggregator for CWDM applications, and ONLINE Metro(TM) Multiservice Platform for DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.
DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing applications. With these solutions, CIENA meets the needs of enterprises to deliver proven remote business continuance, disaster recovery, replication, and backup storage A storage device used to hold copies of data for backup and recovery. In the IT world, tape drives and tape libraries have been the traditional backup storage medium; however, magneto-optic (MO) and other optical discs as well as regular magnetic disks are also used. See LAN free backup. extension solutions that scale as application requirements evolve and extension requirements grow.
CIENA Corporation Ciena Corporation NASDAQ: CIEN develops and markets communications network platforms and software, and offers professional services. The Company's broadband access, data and optical networking platforms, software tools, and global network services support worldwide telecom delivers innovative network solutions to the world's largest service providers, cable operators and enterprises, increasing the cost-efficiency of current services while enabling the creation of new carrier-class data services built upon the existing network infrastructure. Additional information about CIENA can be found at www.ciena.com.
ABOUT ZHEJIANG UNICOM
Zhejiang Unicom is a subsidiary of China Unicom in the Zhejiang province and is primarily responsible for the construction of telecommunications infrastructure as well as network operations and business development. Zhejiang Unicom currently operates offices in Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Taizhou, Huzhou, Jiazing, Jinhua, Shaoxing, Zhoushan, Lishui and Quzhou. Zhejiang Unicom is instrumental in accelerating the development of data communications data communications, application of telecommunications technology to the problem of transmitting data, especially to, from, or between computers. In popular usage, it is said that data communications make it possible for one computer to "talk" with another. , long distance calls and other value-added telecommunications services in China. Additional information about Zhejiang Unicom can be found at www.zj165.com.
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