"Our wealth of knowledge about pain points in today’s fast growing data center solutions, combined with proven engineering talent and leadership, will change the dynamics of data center networks by enhancing data flows while reducing costs, power, space"
- M. H. Raza, Founder & CEO
About Fiber Mountain
It takes a vision and a dream to bring significant change to the networking arena, especially in a world driven primarily by a few companies for so many years. For such change to be realized by customers and vendors, the dream has to reach beyond incremental value.
Today’s data center networks have grown in size, complexity and scale, driving the need and demand to both simplify and build intelligence into all layers of the network. The operational model of compute virtualization drove efficiency and utilization of server resources. Network virtualization, enabled through Software Defined Networks (SDN), promises even more network efficiency and a dramatic cost reduction in network equipment acquisition and operation. What is beyond compute virtualization and network virtualization?
Fiber Mountain introduces Glass Core, a virtual connectivity fabric:
Glass Core represents a new way of thinking about data center infrastructure. With integrated software and hardware innovations, Glass Core infrastructure enables intelligent Layer 1 SDN switching with high-density optical connectivity for a software-controlled physical layer and unprecedented network speed and agility.
Components of Fiber Mountain’s Glass Core:
- OPX - Optical Path Exchange offers 160x10Gbps ports with dense MPO connectors and on-board optics. It has been measured at five nanoseconds port-to-port latency, enabling "bump-in-the-wire" optical switching with multicast support.
- AllPath Connect fiber port aggregators and ICID-enabled cables enable AllPath Director to configure and reconfigure direct Programmable Light Path (PLP) connections between devices without the need for human hands to manually move cables.
- AllPath Director is a centralized SDN orchestration system that provides real-time visibility and control of the network. This orchestration system is unique among SDN controllers because it is not confined to just packet processing over a static infrastructure. AllPath Director ‘software defines’ the physical layer.