Equinix deploys Infinera to connect data centers in Frankfurt, Toronto and Singapore
Date: Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:38
Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, announced the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform across the Equinix locations in Frankfurt, Toronto and Singapore. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X platform, enables Equinix to offer differentiated services and increase network efficiency as it scales its global network capacity to address the rapid growth in demand for 10, 40 and 100 gigabit per second (Gb/s) data center interconnect services
Ihab Tarazi, Equinix CTO
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Equinix is a global interconnection and data center company, operating International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 32 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions. The Equinix IBX data centers provide major networks and businesses a place to interconnect, building business ecosystems that have become vital for Service Providers, Enterprise companies, and emerging businesses alike.
With the Infinera DTN-X platform, Equinix can deliver capacity of 100 Gb/s coherent transmission today via 500 Gb/s super-channels, featuring a forward-scale design to support 1.2 terabit per second (Tb/s) super-channels in the future. The high capacity super-channels are enabled by 500 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits (PICs) developed and fabricated by Infinera – the only supplier delivering 500 Gb/s of transmission capacity from a single line card today. PICs enable the DTN-X platform to integrate wavelength division multiplexing super-channel transmission with up to 12 Tb/s of non-blocking optical transport network (OTN) switching, which is designed to provide seamless scaling for meshed traffic as Equinix’s requirements grow in the future. The DTN-X also features SDN-ready application programming interfaces that are engineered to enable network programmability and automation of network operations to reduce both operational cost and service delivery times while enabling new services.
"Equinix continues to invest in strengthening the underlying infrastructure of our IBX data centers, which will increase our ability to anticipate and serve our customers’ needs," said Ihab Tarazi, Equinix CTO. "With Infinera's Intelligent Transport Networks we are able to deliver rapid service, increase flexibility within our ever-expanding global footprint and leverage SDN-ready features for network automation capabilities."
"Equinix's deployment of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network highlights our solution's ability to be highly flexible and to provide a reliable, high capacity interconnection network between data centers," said Bob Jandro, Infinera senior vice president, worldwide sales. "We are pleased to support Equinix by providing these critical benefits for the efficient interconnection of global data center networks."