Web Hosting Provider Hetzner Online Meets Customer Data Demands by Deploying ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect
November 21, 2017
Web hosting provider Hetzner Online has met its customers’ data demands by deploying FSP 3000 CloudConnect with QuadFlex. Hetzner Online, which has headquarters in Gunzenhausen, Bavaria, Germany, has been providing hosting and data center services since 1997. The company offers a range of “high-performance hosting products” to a global customer base that includes private and business customers. It prides itself on a “combination of stable technology, attractive pricing and flexible support and services”. FSP 3000 CloudConnect is provided by Norcross, Georgia, United States-based ADVA Optical Networking (ADVA).
Hetzner Online uses the Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solution to enhance its national backbone network capacity to 400Gbit/s and above. Hetzner Online has deployed pairs of 200Gbit/s connections operating at 16QAM to create 400Gbit/s links between hosting and colocation facilities located in Frankfurt and Nuremberg, Germany, and its data center park in Falkenstein, Germany. ADVA's partner Axians managed the upgrade. The company’s infrastructure now transports 400Gbit/s data loads “over distances stretching to 250km without the need for signal regeneration”.
"We're seeing fierce data growth from private and business customers across the country. Deploying 400Gbit/s technology in our transport network is a major part of our response,” explained Hetzner Online’s Head of Network Engineering, Martin Fritzsche. “The ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect platform, with its low power consumption, high density, and flexibility, enables us to provide more in terms of both capacity and value. We believe in harnessing cutting-edge innovation. That's a key part of our strategy as we strive to give our customers flexible, high-quality services at the most attractive possible prices. ADVA Optical Networking's DCI equipment empowers us to handle huge increases in traffic volume while also making savings on rack space and power consumption. That's good news for customers and the environment."