Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Denmark's GlobalConnect Goes with Cyan for Regional Packet/Optical Upgrade

Cyan has landed another major customer in Europe.  GlobalConnect, a Danish alternative provider with a network spanning with 12,000 fiber route kilometers with extensions into northern Germany and southern Sweden, has completed the deployment of a 400G network employing the Cyan Blue Planet software-defined networking (SDN) system and Z-Series packet-optical platform throughout Denmark.

The network, which consists of some 40 wavelengths at 10 Gbps, allows GlobalConnect to deliver a wide variety of ultra-high-capacity wavelength and Ethernet services to enterprise customers and data center operators, as well as wholesale services to other carriers.

The rollout is anchored by Cyan Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms (P-OTPs). The Z-Series family, ranging from the compact, environmentally hardened 200Gbps Z22 to the high-capacity, 2.8Tbps Z77, provides a scalable, modular platform for delivering wavelength and Ethernet services at speeds up to 100Gbps. GlobalConnect employs Cyan Blue Planet, a complete SDN system, to more easily visualize, manage, and orchestrate services in complex multi-vendor environments.

Cyan said the automated packet/optical configuration capabilities and service flexibility of its platform were key to winning this project.  The company also noted that many of its deployments are now metro-regional in size.

“Many people think that the name of the game for service providers is simply adding more and more capacity. While capacity is certainly crucial, unless we can drive enhanced capabilities and features into our network we will suffer from bandwidth commoditization. Working with Cyan, we’ve been able to architect a next-generation network that is operationally more efficient, delivers the scalability we need, and provides a means to deliver enhanced services to our customers,” stated Peter Olsen, GlobalConnect chief technical officer.


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