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What is the Glass Core?

Re-configuring the physical layer connections can be one of the most challenging tasks from a labor perspective, especially if documentation is poorly maintained. Fiber Mountain’s Glass Core was conceived to address these issues and provide additional operational benefits to help reduce cost.

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TAP

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Universal TAP

Whether you need to troubleshoot a server, adhere to compliance or secure your network, tapping is an indispensable tool for any company. For the uninitiated, a network TAP is similar to a phone TAP. In both cases, the goal is to gain visibility into an ongoing “conversation”. For the network, that conversation can be between any network device in the network; switch to switch, server to switch, router to ISP, etc.

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Port Replication

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Port Replication

Driven by ever-increasing demands for bandwidth and speed, enterprise and hyperscale networks alike are turning more and more to high density switches and fiber connections. 10G is almost commonplace, 40G and 100G are growing in adoption, and 400G is around the corner. High-density connections allow more capacity within the same footprint and increase scalability while bringing down overall cost, but they also introduce new challenges to overcome.

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Automated Documentation

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Automated Documentation

Network topologies are typically generated manually or not at all, but a data center using Glass Core solutions will enjoy the automated documentation of the real network topology, based on both ICID and more general device detection. This topology makes it easy to see end-to-end connections, and APD also introduces the flexibility to group and arrange connections as needed.

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Lab Automation

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Lab Automation

Enterprise labs use expensive test equipment (TE) to perform various tests before implementing changes in their production networks. Fiber Mountain’s Glass Core™ solution provides labs with unprecedented control and automation of their test configurations by introducing software control of the physical connections to their TE. Imagine the versatility of a lab that does not require scheduling a technician every time a connection change is necessary.

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CrossCage Plus

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CrossCage Plus

To provide quicker service, Fiber Mountain’s CrossCage Plus solution allows colocation data centers to manage layer 1 connectivity through software. CrossCage Plus utilizes a series of Optical Path Exchanges (OPXs) and Fiber Port Aggregators (FPA), managed via AllPath Director (APD) orchestration software to gain real-time visibility and software control of the cross connects between customer cages and meet-me-room.

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Leaf-Spine

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Automated Leaf-Spine Network

With the advent of big data applications and virtualization of workloads and storage, traffic patterns within data centers are shifting from predominantly north-south (outside the data center) to east-west (machine-to-machine within the data center). Network architects now face the challenge of taking data centers that were built with a three-tier design optimized for north-south traffic and retrofitting them with leaf-spine designs that provide more robust support for still-growing volumes of east-west traffic.

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