Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Equinix Readies for 100G Data Center Interconnect Services with Infinera DTN-X

Equinix has deployed the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform to interconnect its data centers in Frankfurt, Toronto and Singapore.

Infinera said its 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 Gbps data center interconnect services. The platform can deliver capacity of 100 Gbps coherent transmission today via 500 Gbps super-channels, featuring a forward-scale design to support 1.2 terabit per second (Tbps) super-channels in the future. The high capacity super-channels are enabled by Infinera's unique 500 Gbps photonic integrated circuits (PICs), which integrate wavelength division multiplexing super-channel transmission with up to 12 Tbps of non-blocking optical transport network (OTN) switching. 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 operates its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in 32 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions.

"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."