Today’s Need for Optical Transport Connectivity
Today, a business runs at the speed of its network connectivity. Both customers and internal users must have the reliable, high capacity, low latency bandwidth needed for real-time transmission of data and access to mission-critical applications. Optical Transport’s inherent reliability, flexibility, security, and ability to decrease latency enables organizations spanning many industries to benefit by ensuring the ability to smoothly transmit a significant amount of data across multiple geographically dispersed sites.
The number of devices connected to IP networks is predicted to be more than 3X the global population by 2023
Digital traffic is on the upsurge along with an ever-growing range of bandwidth-hungry applications, especially as data is moved to and from the Cloud. This, along with the fact that the number of devices connected to IP networks is predicted to be more than three times the global population by 2023, makes the need for Optical Transport connectivity even greater. To succeed, organizations need to have bandwidth options that can successfully support critical current and future bandwidth needs.
Flexibility to scale up as your business grows and with virtually unlimited bandwidth capacity
Optical Transport connectivity supports today’s needed bandwidth and also prepares for the future needs of a business’s operations. It can deliver to offices, data centers, Cloud providers, financial exchanges, or wherever needed with dedicated wavelength options from 1 Gbps to 800 Gbps. Modular point-to-point Optical connectivity can deliver sub-rate multiplexing on a dedicated Layer-1 connection, allowing flexibility to scale up as your business grows and with virtually unlimited bandwidth capacity.
Optical Transport eases the ever-increasing demand to deploy high-capacity connectivity between office sites, data centers, and disaster recovery locations. It provides fast, simple, and dynamic network connectivity giving organizations the ability to offer or upgrade high-bandwidth services in days rather than months. As needs change, more capacity can be easily added, either by simple equipment upgrades or by increasing the number of wavelengths used on the fiber, without expensive upgrades. During peak usage, organizations can also take advantage of a cost-effective burstable bandwidth option to reduce latency and allow for better data flow.
Optical fiber is a Layer 1/1.5 service and is much more difficult to tap as it would require physical intrusion
Secure and Reliable
One of the many benefits of Optical Transport connectivity is the secure and reliable connectivity that its physical properties provide. Optical fiber is a Layer 1/1.5 service and is much more difficult to tap as it would require physical intrusion. It is also impervious to Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). For enhanced business continuity to ensure operations are not disrupted, it is imperative that organizations also partner with a connectivity provider that can provide route diversity and has its own head end.
High Performance, Low Latency
Optical Transport provides capabilities to increase transmission capacity and make full use of the considerable bandwidth potential of optical fiber, all while providing optimal latency.
Healthcare providers rely on Optical Transport connectivity to deliver the highest quality patient care possible
In an industry like healthcare, providers rely on Optical Transport connectivity to deliver the highest quality patient care possible. Moving patient records and images between facilities or running picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) to get time-sensitive radiological images in front of a doctor anytime, anywhere, and without delay is critical, especially as the healthcare industry expands the use of Telehealth services. Ultra-low latency, high availability, and high bandwidth connectivity have also become critically important as doctors have grown the use of virtual reality and robotics in the operating room.
Optical Transport provides the lowest latency, top reliability, and fastest turn-up times to ensure the financial services industry’s stringent standards are met
Optical Transport connectivity also powers communications in the high-stakes financial services industry. Where even a millisecond is money, Optical Transport provides the lowest latency, top reliability, and fastest turn-up times to ensure the financial services industry’s stringent standards are met. This is especially important when employees are remote and need high availability for interconnectivity to and between financial institutions.
Optical Transport is the Answer
Optical Transport technology provides an agile solution for many organizations. As traffic demands grow, its unique flexibility, client-protocol independence, and service differentiation will help support the success of your organization today and in the future.
To learn more about how Lightpath can help your organization benefit from Optical Transport connectivity, visit Lightpathfiber.com or call 877‑544‑4872.