HAMBURG, Germany, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At ISC'12, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, a ground breaking demonstration of a content distribution and "Large Data" solution, architected with leading edge technology from Orange Silicon Valley, Bay Microsystems, and Xyratex is being shown. The demonstration shows hundreds of HD videos being distributed over 11,000Km utilizing a 40Gbps link with high-performance servers rendering high quality wall-of-video.
This video distribution demonstration builds on the highly publicized Orange Silicon Valley and Bay Microsystems SCINet SC'11 showcase where a number of "Large Data" applications were shown running between multiple sites located over 11,000 optical Km apart using the Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet).
Several hundred high resolution, HD 1080p, videos are being stored, accessed, distributed and rendered on the video wall over the multi-site Lustre FS running on just two Xyratex ClusterStor™ 3000 SSU's. The Lustre FS uses global reach extensions and RDMA, provided by Xyratex, to distribute and stream jitter free, low-latency content over long distances. Using the Bay Microsystems IBEx™ M40 WAN optimization gateway, the native server fabric is extended as if the servers were in the same location. This is the first time anywhere that such large amounts of multi-session, multi-media data is being accessed and rendered in a dynamic and long-range network situation. Uses for such capability are seen to extend far beyond content distribution.
"The Bay Microsystems IBEx family of WAN optimization gateways are being used to literally redefine WAN networking by seamlessly addressing the fundamentals of optical link utilization and efficiency by providing an ultra-low latency, lossless WAN fabric where enterprise and carrier networks get the optimal use of the facilities," said Gerry Jankauskas, Bay CTO. By first addressing the network efficiency and allowing the full link bandwidth to be used under any condition; then providing application-specific acceleration and security, companies and service providers are applying these significant benefits to the broader "Large Data" spectrum of network challenges.
The Bay IBEx is for the first time allowing customers to optimize latency on their dedicated financial services networks, provide seamless data-center consolidation and global access, allow global data collaboration, distribute growing amounts of media content, and overall provide scalable infrastructure for the massive trend of cloud storage and computing.
IBEx provides gateway capabilities allowing direct managed connections to any type of WAN service including direct SONET/SDH/DWDM, Ethernet WAN, and TE enabled routed and switched network service. IBEx natively extends RDMA enabled InfiniBand and Ethernet lossless networks and accelerates TCP/IP networking. The IBEx is application independent and optimizes the network utilization, which differs from the application acceleration platforms for dedup, HTML, and others. The IBEx-s will provide for secure tunneling and security across various customer data flows. The IBEx family allows optimization on sub-10Gbps networks up to 40Gbps today and 100G coming soon.
"The Orange global communications network hosts a wide range of services with customers permanently connected with all the other network users worldwide. Customers demand not only instantaneous media connections to one another, but now also expect to be able to rapidly share vast amounts of data. The ability to evolve the infrastructure from the application systems to the distribution backbone is important to the industry," said Soumik Sinharoy, Senior Product Manager at Orange Silicon Valley. "Video distribution is and will continue to be one of the greatest challenges to service providers. This is the first time, we know of, that this many HD videos are being streamed at intercontinental distances over a 40Gbps link."
Within the high-performance computing community, current customers are seeing the volume of science data that needs to be shared among global research sites reaching levels beyond what current 10 Gbps networks and traditional network protocols can handle. They also are moving to RDMA-based communication opening new possibilities for researchers by enabling quick and efficient data transfer for "big data" applications. It does so by eliminating many of the typical network performance bottlenecks and helps users make much more efficient use of the WAN infrastructure – this helps to ensure that scientific progress is unimpeded even as data needs grow.
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with 170,000 employees worldwide, including 102,000 employees in France, and sales of 22.6 billion euros in the first semester 2011. Present in 35 countries, the Group had a customer base of 217.3 million customers at 30 June 2011, including 143 million customers under the Orange brand, the Group's single brand for internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates. At 30 June 2011, the Group had 158.3 million mobile customers and 14 million broadband Internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband Internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
With its industrial project, "conquests 2015", Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development
France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information (on the internet and on your mobile): www.orange.com, www.orange-business.com, www.orange-innovation.tv
About Bay Microsystems, Inc.
Bay is US-based private company focused on Optimizing Global Connectivity by providing complete solutions that start at the root of the challenged infrastructure. Bay provides a family of WAN Gateway solutions that allow enterprises to Optimize, Accelerate, Secure and Scale critical Large-Data and Latency-Sensitive global infrastructure with optimal efficiency. The Bay IBEx products allow enterprises and service providers to optimize the extension of Any LAN globally connected with Any WAN.
Bay has been providing "Large Data" extension solutions and technologies into the most demanding network infrastructure for years. Bay is now providing the evolution of these products to address the most demanding Enterprise and Service Provider campus, metro, and global challenges up to 40Gbps and beyond.
See the Bay Microsystems IBEx family in action at ISC'12 in the Xyratex booth, #660 and at the Bay reseller partner, Dacoso, booth #612.
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