RedIRIS calls on ADVA and SIA to modernize its national research network | National company


MADRID – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 21, 2021–

ADVA (FSE: ADV) and SIA, Indra’s cybersecurity company, today announced that RedIRIS is deploying ADVA technology to create a robust, high-capacity Research and Education Network (NREN). The new long-distance backbone infrastructure connects universities and research centers across Spain, allowing educators and scientists to share huge datasets and operate bandwidth-hungry applications. Built on the ADVA FSP 3000 and monitored by the ADVA ALM fiber assurance solution, the network carries services at speeds of up to 200 Gbit / s. Featuring ADVA’s ROADM technology and QuadFlex â„¢ line cards, the open solution gave RedIRIS an easy way to migrate from legacy technology to flexible, high performance connectivity.

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“Our new transport system allows Spanish scientists and academics to work together on national and international projects under optimal conditions. With flexible coherent wavelengths up to 200 Gbps, it provides secure and highly reliable access to everything from video conferencing tools to high performance remote computing facilities, ”said Esther Robles, Head of Communications Networks , RedIRIS. “ADVA’s open FSP 3000 technology enabled a smooth and painless transition from our existing transportation infrastructure. With its modular design, it also offers massive scale, giving us the freedom to easily expand and scale our network to meet future needs. “

Connecting more than 80 points of presence and more than 500 institutions, the new backbone network of RedIRIS includes long-distance single-span submarine links to the Spanish Balearic Islands and the town of Melilla, as well as connections to the Canary Islands, the Canarian Institute of Astrophysics and its observatories. For flexibility and high spectral efficiency, the solution includes ADVA’s flexgrid multi-degree ROADMs, enabling high-speed, high-baud rate consistent transport. Using ADVA’s MicroMux â„¢ technology, the new infrastructure also supports a seamless combination of 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet client ports without any additional footprint. This maximizes space efficiency and ensures that there is no blocked bandwidth. The network upgrade also involved the deployment of a solid and in-depth migration plan by SIA, an Indra’s leading cybersecurity company and ADVA’s Select partner.

“RedIRIS’s long-haul infrastructure is now one of the most advanced NRENs in Europe. It will enable Spanish researchers and educators to take advantage of a new generation of data-intensive applications and collaborate in new ways using innovative video conferencing and augmented reality tools, ”commented Hartmut Müller-Leitloff , SVP, sales, EMEA, ADVA. “Our open and scalable technology effectively bridges the gap between existing needs and future demand from RedIRIS users. Its single client port flexibility supports a combination of 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet services without the need for additional hardware. With our open optical layer, RedIRIS is also free to meet increasing demands in the future by expanding to higher baud rates and more complex modulation schemes.

“For the design and deployment of a complex project like this, it was essential to walk hand in hand with our client RedIRIS, to fully understand their needs and to choose the right professionals with the knowledge and ability to migrate to a new network that meets the present and future needs of the organization for a wide range of services. The project enables RedIRIS to transport critical encoded services that ensure a higher level of cybersecurity without latency, ”said Alejandro Díez, Director, Digital Risk, SIA. “This deployment offers RedIRIS users within the scientific and research community an extremely powerful tool for high quality collaboration and global connectivity. It also prepares the Spanish NREN for the main challenges of the future as it seeks to connect more schools, universities, research centers, global libraries, smart cities and IoT. RedIRIS will function as a critical infrastructure and will ensure an immediate communication service with any other geographical point of the network, with robust processes and higher cybersecurity.

About ADVA

ADVA is a company founded on innovation and focused on the success of our customers. Our technology is the building blocks of a shared digital future and strengthens networks around the world. We are continually developing revolutionary hardware and software that dominates the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It is these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital for today’s society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, we are building a truly connected and sustainable future. For more information on how we can help you, please visit us at

About Indra

Indra is one of the world’s leading technology and consulting companies and the technology partner for the core businesses of its clients worldwide. It is a global leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments of the transport and defense markets, and a leading company in digital transformation and information technology in Spain and Latin America through its subsidiary Minsait . Its business model is based on a complete range of proprietary products with high added value and a strong innovation component. In fiscal year 2020, Indra achieved a turnover of 3.043 billion euros, nearly 48,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in more than 140 countries.

About SIA

SIA is Indra’s leading company in the cybersecurity sector in Spain and Portugal, both in terms of turnover and expert talent, with more than 1,200 specialists. Its value proposition is based on the specific responses it offers organizations to respond to the challenges and threats posed by the four forces of digitization: regulatory pressure, connected infrastructures, the transformation of IT architectures and the growing digital interaction of people ; responses articulated through a set of specific measures and plans to minimize risks and maximize the protection of their businesses. Being a member of the Indra Group, one of the world’s leading technology and consulting companies with business operations in 140 countries, provides SIA with in-depth industry knowledge as well as a strong global presence. More information on

About RedIRIS

RedIRIS is the Spanish academic and research network that provides advanced communication services to the scientific community and to national universities. It is funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation and is included in the map of Special Scientific and Technological Installations (STIC) of the Ministry. It is managed by the Public Enterprise Entity, which reports to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation. RedIRIS has more than 500 affiliated institutions, mainly universities and public research centers, which join this community by signing an affiliation agreement.

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