Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Singapore's National Supercompter Centre and A*STAR Deploy Infinera Cloud Xpress

Singapore's National Supercomputer Centre (NSCC) and its Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to connect the two data centers in the bustling research campuses in Biopolis and Fusionopolis, Singapore. NSCC/A*STAR is the first publically announced customer using the new 100 Gigabit Ethernet version of the Cloud Xpress platform.

The Cloud Xpress leverages Infinera’s unique photonic integrated circuit technology to support up to one terabit per second (Tbps) of input and output capacity in just two rack units. The Infinera Cloud Xpress delivers a full 500 Gbps super-channel of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) line-side capacity on a single fiber without requiring external multiplexers or amplifiers. With the 100 GbE platform, the Cloud Xpress family includes three solutions, optimized for 10 GbE, 40 GbE and 100 GbE interfaces.

“Working with our partner Dimension Data, we are pleased to provide NSCC and A*STAR with a datacenter interconnect solution that meets their bandwidth demands in space and power-limited datacenter locations,” said Stu Elby, senior vice president of cloud network strategy and technology at Infinera. “Cloud Xpress is a purpose built datacenter platform that addresses the needs of Singaporean scientists, especially in the very fast growing area of genomics and bioinformatics.”