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ADVA Optical Networking and IBM Introduce Industry's First Qualified Solution for zEnterprise(TM) Bladecenter(R) Extension (zBX)

November 10, 2011 - Norcross, Ga And Munich, Germany And Martinsried, Germany

ADVA AG Optical Networking /ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING AND IBM INTRODUCE INDUSTRY'S FIRST QUALIFIEDSOLUTIONFOR zENTERPRISE™ BLADECENTER® EXTENSION (zBX). Processed andtransmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible forthe content of this announcement.

ADVA FSP 3000 Enables Secure Connection of zEnterprise to IBM BladecenterviaSecure Low-Latency WDM Systems

ADVA Optical Networking announced today the successful qualification ofthe ADVA FSP3000 for the IBM zEnterprise Bladecenter(®) Extension. The IBMzEnterpriseplatform, which includes zBX, is the new infrastructure for extendingSystem zqualities of service and management capabilities across a set ofintegrated,fit-for-purpose POWER7 and IBM System x(®) compute elements. Thisextension ishighly relevant for enterprise applications such as businesscontinuity,disaster recovery and cloud computing infrastructure. In these environmentslow-latency, high-capacity and secure data transmission links betweensystems arecritical.

The zBX is designed with integrated IBM certified components,tested andpackaged together by IBM. Highest system availability is a key objectiveof thezBX. A typical solution has various levels of protection andhardwareredundancy, including the power infrastructure, the rack mountednetworkswitches, the ADVA FSP 3000, all power and switch units in theBladeCenterchassis and redundant cabling for support and data connections tothezEnterprise CPC (z196 or z114).

"We see a strong demand for secure high-performance connectivitysolutions inthe data center space", said Christoph Glingener, chief technologyofficer atADVA Optical Networking. "Financial institutions, Fortune 500companies andhealth care providers are only a few examples of enterprises that cannotaffordany application downtime, any loss of mission-critical data, and cancertainlynot afford the theft of sensitive data via fiber tapping devices. TheADVA FSP3000 has a market leading feature set for data center applications,including astate-of-the-art security suite with inflight encryption that is nowalsoavailable in the IBM zBX environment".

"This qualification is the result of close cooperation with IBM," explainedToddBundy, application and solution management director, enterprise, at ADVAOpticalNetworking. "We have always focused on introducing and supportingIBMtechnologies and protocols such as InfiniBand, FICON and Data CenterBridgedEthernet. Together with advanced features like high bandwidth physicallayerencryption it represents real investment protection for customers whoalreadyhave ADVA Optical Networking solutions not only in IBM mainframeenvironmentsbut also in applications like real time stock trading or data replication."

The ADVA FSP 3000 is a scalable Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)systemspecifically designed for large enterprises and service providers thatrequire aflexible, cost-effective system that will multiplex, transport and protecthigh-speed data, storage, voice and video applications over fiber opticnetworks.

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ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of intelligenttelecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automatedOptical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundationforhigh-speed, next-generation networks. The Company's FSP product family addsscalability and intelligence to customers' networks while removingcomplexityand cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA OpticalNetworkingforges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand fordata, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance formorethan 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information,pleasevisit us at


ADVA AG Optical Networking, Martinsried/Munich and Meiningen, Germany

ADVA Optical Networking North America, Inc., Norcross, Georgia, USA

ADVA Optical Networking (Shenzhen) Ltd., Shenzhen, China

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