Monday, March 16, 2009

Korea Exchange Deploys Ciena's Optical Service Delivery

The Korea Exchange (KRX) has deployed Ciena's optical service delivery platforms as part of its data center consolidation efforts. The solutions provide high-performance connectivity in KRX's data center architecture to ensure the delivery of time-sensitive applications and reliable business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) services, while reducing overall network bandwidth consumption. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ciena noted that its optical service delivery solutions use compression and dynamic bandwidth assignment to allow a variety of applications, such as Storage Area Networking (SAN), Disk Mirroring, Remote Backup, Mainframe, LAN, Clustering, and Network Attached Storage (NAS) to share a single WAN connection. In addition, its ON-Center Network and Service Management Suite enables KRX to provision new connections easily and rapidly, modify and review service parameters, view real-time performance and health metrics graphs, track historical usage of MAN/WAN bandwidth, and perform other important operational tasks via a simple point-and-click interface.