MRV Empowers Serverius to Extend High-Capacity Fiber to Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Beyond

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MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions , announced today that Serverius is utilizing MRV’s OptiDriver™ optical transport platform to expand the connectivity and reach of its dual data center to some of the world’s largest Internet backbone networks.

Dual data center in the Netherlands selects the OptiDriver™ platform to achieve up to 100G to international networks.

The intelligent OptiDriver platform enables Serverius to streamline fiber connections to networks in Amsterdam and Frankfurt, as well as achieve advanced hosting bandwidth up to 100G. The solution provides the advanced flexibility and scalability Serverius needs to effectively manage spikes in network traffic, and the new fiber connections help ensure resiliency in the event one fiber path becomes damaged. Serverius can now more easily prevent service interruptions and drive new business opportunities with enhanced reliability for bandwidth-rich services like cloud connectivity, low-latency video, mobile data and more.

Serverius, the only dual data center located above sea level in the Netherlands, provides international companies a trusted solution for colocation and network hosting services in Europe. Its core network is connected by four different dark fiber lines to ensure transmission across the network should one line fail—a quadruple fiber connection that is truly unique in the central Netherlands. This advanced network availability is a feature that had to remain top priority when expanding Serverius’ fiber internationally. Under a suggestion from Quanza Engineering, a data center network systems integrator and long-time MRV partner, Serverius selected the OptiDriver platform for Serverius’ fiber expansion project.

“Serverius customers place trust in our ability to deliver long-term, best-in-class colocation and hosting services. Optical transport throughout our entire network was already based on MRV’s technology. We are happy to add OptiDriver to the mix. The OptiDriver platform supports our ability to offer multiple fiber paths from 10G, 40G and up to 100G. This increases resiliency over regional distances and provides our customers peace-of-mind that their mission-critical data will be transported quickly and safely,” said Gijs Van Gemert, CEO at Serverius. “The solution also gives us the flexibility and scalability we need to ensure we can continue to provide high-performance hosting services to our clients at a price point they will appreciate.”

Many data centers today are challenged to support current and future demands for capacity while also meeting strict space and power requirements. They require flexible provisioning of bandwidth between locations and the ability to scale rapidly with energy-efficient architecture. For Serverius—and many other data centers—achieving these goals requires an optical transport solution that features small form factors and low energy consumption while enabling low latency and high reliability for network traffic and next-generation services.

The OptiDriver platform offers the industry’s highest density transport per 10G/100G service, and is the most power-efficient chassis in its class. The solution’s flexible, multi-function hardware supports Ethernet, OTN, TDM (T1/E1 to 100G), Fibre Channel, ESCON/FICON, Infiniband and more, allowing Serverius to minimize the number of components needed to serve the maximum variety of applications. This functionality dramatically extends infrastructure investments, simplifies operations and minimizes power and space requirements.

“Quanza Engineering has a vested interest in the performance of Serverius’ network, as we build and monitor its infrastructure and operations 24/7. We are focused on implementing the best architecture to optimize customers’ bandwidth, and MRV’s solutions are the right fit for Serverius’ expanded connectivity needs,” said Frans ter Borg, CEO at Quanza Engineering. “The OptiDriver platform will support Serverius’ immediate high-density requirements and easily accommodate future capacity demands as the network grows and changes.”

“The OptiDriver platform is our new, market-leading optical transport platform that is purpose-built to support high availability requirements and go one step further to provide the lowest power per bit, highest bandwidth density and comprehensive rate and protocol support,” said Scott St. John, senior vice president of global sales and service at MRV Communications. “Together these features streamline the management of high-bandwidth traffic over regional distances so data centers, like Serverius, can effectively meet evolving capacity demands for any next-generation network across the globe without impacting the reliability of their fiber.”

The company Serverius provides supporting IT infrastructure services. From their own Dutch datacenters they offer a wide range of services like network, colocation, DDoS filtering, hardware financing, on-site hardware support and customized IT solutions. Both datacenters are located between the world’s largest internet hubs of Amsterdam and Frankfurt. This entire product portfolio provides comprehensive support for international corporations that need trustful presence in Europe. Visit for more information.

Quanza Engineering designs, supplies, builds and manages IT infrastructures for digital enterprises; companies whose core business relies on the continuing availability of their IT platform and internet connection. Quanza manages and maintains the IT platform, so these companies are able to focus entirely on developing their business. Quanza has a motivated team of dedicated and experienced employees, with in depth knowledge of the internet, networks, systems, storage and virtualization. Visit for more information.

MRV Communications is a global provider in converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge and network integration services for leading communications service providers. For more than two decades, the most demanding service providers, Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide have trusted MRV to provide best-in-class solutions and services for their mission-critical networks. We help our customers overcome the challenge of orchestrating the ever-increasing need for capacity while improving service delivery and lowering network costs for critical applications such as cloud connectivity, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul and data center connectivity.

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