Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Infinera Powers CyrusOne's Texas Internet Exchange

Infinera is partnering with CyrusOne on its Texas Internet Exchange (IX), the first statewide IX in the United States.

The IX network, powered by the Infinera DTN, will provide cloud-based services between CyrusOne’s major facilities and third-party carrier hotels in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, as well as to customer data center locations. The CyrusOne Texas IX is expected to launch by the end of March 2013.

“The deployment of Infinera’s Digital Optical Network provides us with a robust platform for high-speed cloud-based services that will ensure service flexibility, minimize bandwidth costs, simplify network operations, and consolidate network architecture. In addition, the Infinera solution reduces latency for active-active disaster recovery requirements,” said Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager of interconnection at CyrusOne. “Infinera is one of the most respected optical telecommunications suppliers in the world. To provide this level of technology and support demonstrates our level of dedication to the CyrusOne Texas IX platform.”

Infinera's DTN platform, embedded with the company's Bandwidth Virtualization technology, allows optical capacity to be deployed as and when needed, without lengthy lead times or complex optical engineering. Powered by Infinera’s intelligent Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) software allows CyrusOne to quickly and easily provision bandwidth circuits.