ADVA Optical Networking declared that dm Drugstore Corporation is using the ADVA FSP 3000 to transport mission-critical data between its data centers. With roughly 50,000 staffs and incomes in surplus of 7.6 billion Euros in the 2012/2013 fiscal year, it's important that dm Drugstore Corporation has the most robust and safe IT infrastructure available. FILIADATA, the IT subsidiary of dm Drugstore Corporation, runs many business continuity and high-availability solutions, such as a high-end IBM Parallel Sysplex environment. The backbone of this environment is an optical transmission solution based on the ADVA FSP 3000, which has lately been set up in collaboration with FILIADATA's long-standing partner, TelemaxX.
Trust is a quality that our team values. It's something that we build into everything we do. Not just in our technology but in our every action. When you're dealing with your customers' mission-critical data, with their reputation, with their business, you know that there cannot be any mistakes, any missed steps. This is part of the reason why we're helping dm Drugstore Corporation with its IBM mainframe Parallel Sysplex connectivity. They know our technology's reputation, they know what our team is capable of. As with all of our customers, they trust us. They know their data and their business is safe, Uli Schlegel, business development, SAN Solutions, ADVA Optical Networking, said.
Deployed by several of the Fortune 500 organizations, geographically dispersed and redundant IBM mainframes offer high-end business continuity applications for uninterrupted application uptime. This continuous uptime is vital for companies that need their business applications to be always on and data to be available every second of every day. The ADVA FSP 3000 has a long history of being used within this specific data center environment. ADVA Optical Networking has operated closely with IBM for more than a decade to make sure that its technology fulfills IBM's exacting standards and precise qualification plans. This close interworking relationship between the two organizations was one of the principal reasons that dm Drugstore Corporation chose the ADVA FSP 3000.
As a partner for network and communication solutions, we've built a strong relationship with the dm Drugstore Corporation. We've helped them to develop a network capable of meeting their customers' demands, of meeting their own business expectations. When FILIADATA discussed the need to connect IBM mainframes in a Parallel Sysplex over more than 10 kilometers, there was only one clear option. The ADVA FSP 3000 is the perfect fit for the data center environment. The superior functionality combined with the extensive IBM test and qualification program provides our customers with the most secure data transport that we've ever encountered."