Sunday, June 17, 2012

Samsung SDS Deploys Optical Mesh with Ciena

Samsung SDS, a global information and communications technology service provider, has deployed Ciena’s full portfolio of intelligent Packet-Optical Switching, Packet-Optical Transport, Carrier Ethernet (CES) and ON-Center Management Suite solutions to create its own private optical mesh network connecting multiple locations globally. The intelligent optical mesh, which replaces aging ATM and MPLS-based equipment, automatically routes traffic around network issues to maximize availability with the lowest level of latency.

The optical mesh leverages Ciena’s OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane and its CoreDirector Multiservice Optical Switch to ensure network capacity in the event of disruptive network failures such as one or multiple and simultaneous fiber cuts. Based on a mesh design, protection is shared across multiple “working�? routes using state-of-the-art restoration technology that can dynamically reroute services around failures using available bandwidth anywhere in the network. This intelligent network is also aware and proactive of all parameters that can impact the performance of applications, including being able to route to ensure low latency, and route around shared risk link group and many others.

Samsung SDS also deployed Ciena’s 6130 Multiservice Optical Platform to provide transport services to small and medium sites, and Ciena’s 3920 Service Delivery Switch—part of its Carrier Ethernet Solutions portfolio—for DCN optimization across the whole network. Samsung SDS is also utilizing the Ciena ON-Center INM/SLM software suite for network management, and Ciena Specialist Services to help minimize implementation costs and ensure that the network was turned up efficiently and effectively.

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