Showing posts with label #PTC17. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #PTC17. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PTC'17: Growing Exchanges - DE-CIX



Neutrality is the center point of growing a successful traffic peering exchange.  DE-CIX is undergoing rapid growth of its flagship exchanges in Germany as well as expansion into new geographies.

In this video, Ed d'Agostino, Vice President of North America, DE-CIX, talks about the company's launch in New York and Dallas. Look for more data center and carrier customers.

Filmed at PTC'17 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

https://youtu.be/PmiYRtvyp74


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Infomart: Expanding & Improving Carrier-Neutral Colocation



Infomart Data Centers is a rapidly growing builder, operator and owner of carrier-neutral, wholesale data centers, with locations in Dallas, Portland (Oregon), Silicon Valley and Ashburn (Virginia).

In this video, Scott Mitchell, Senior VP of Sales at Infomart, gives us an update on the company's progress, including its cutting- edge work with LinkedIn.

Filmed at PTC'17 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

https://youtu.be/16L_mgHOOyU



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF – Automating Carrier Networks



Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF provides an update on key MEF initiatives to enable orchestrated Third Network services over automated networks.  He notes that MEF is seeing “huge demand” to develop “East-West” APIs  for orchestration across multiple providers. MEF also is working on “North-South” APIs to orchestrate services over multiple technology domains within a single operator.  Stay tuned for news in the coming months about MEF’s expanded certification programs centered on orchestrated services and open APIs.

Filmed at PTC'17 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

See video:  https://youtu.be/oVYvbaq4djA


Monday, January 30, 2017

Dense Fiber Connectivity for New York City



ZENFI is rolling out over 400 route miles of high-density fiber cabling across New York City to serve the growing demand for bandwidth especially from mobile networks.

Walter Cannon, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at ZenFi,  discusses the wholesale fiber market in NYC, including the recent partnership with Cross River Fiber of New Jersey to collaborate on metro cross-connects across the wider metropolitan region.

Filmed at PTC'17 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

See: https://youtu.be/fv4XLCl6hC0


Sunday, January 29, 2017

PTC'17: Next-Wave Network Interconnections - DE-CIX



2016 was an eventful year for DE-CIX with the launch of the fastest-growing Internet Exchange in Madrid, the widely-distributed exchange in New York, and a new presence in Istanbul, Marseille, and Palermo, addressing the future traffic exchange requirements for African and Middle Eastern networks.

In this video, Ivo Ivanov discusses the next advances for network interconnection. It's going to be an eventful year as DE-CIX brings to market new classes of network interconnections.

Filmed at PTC'17 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

https://youtu.be/LJptj7FaHWM


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PTC'17: Internationalising Data Centres for China



China is likely to become the world's largest data centre market. Chayora is a world-class infrastructure developer based in Hong Kong with a primary focus on building data centre platforms in China.

In this video, Chris Miller, Global Client Director at Chayora, discusses the company's operational strengths and prospects for growth in China.

Filmed at PTC'17 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

https://youtu.be/lzxY-lxONog


Friday, January 20, 2017

PTC'17: Redefining Network Connectivity - PacketFabric


PacketFabric is a cloud computing company that is redefining connectivity services by applying cloud-based principles to provisioning, delivery, and billing. Will Charnock, PacketFabric's CEO, talks about changing the consumption model for network connectivity.  Jezzibell Gilmore, VP of Business Development at PacketFabric, highlights some of the technical capabilities of the platform.

Filmed at PTC'17 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

https://youtu.be/A1i4IWO4qKo


PacketFabric Unveils its Ethernet Cloud Networking Platform

PacketFabric, a start-up based in Culver City, California emerged from stealth to launch an Ethernet-based cloud networking platform in 11 metropolitan markets across North America that aims to redefine how enterprises procure, consume, and utilize networking connectivity services.

The SDN-based, neutral layer-2 connectivity platform combines a completely automated network with terabit-scale performance. The company said its platform enables customers to instantaneously provision massively scalable network connectivity between any two or more points across its private backbone network. Users can dynamically provision capacity as needed to hundreds of different networks and major data center locations. PacketFabric’s any-to-any SDN-powered network facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between 86 premier carrier-neutral colocation facilities across 11 U.S. markets at the time of launch.

PacketFabric leverages an advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal that provides visibility and control over the network traffic and services. Real-time analytics and interactive troubleshooting capabilities allow PacketFabric to offer the robustness of a packet-switched network, while ensuring consistent and reliable performance.

“When we set out to create PacketFabric, our goal was to completely change the networking ecosystem, radically overhauling the way companies think about procuring and maintaining their networking services. To do that, we knew we needed to combine technologies from different disciplines in a way that had never before been achieved, and deliver truly disruptive scale and performance, consistent with the vision at NantWorks," said Richard Steenbergen, Chief Technology Officer of PacketFabric. “Our platform is uniquely designed to deliver on the requirements of next-generation networks, with a robust, custom-designed orchestration layer capable of provisioning tens of millions of virtual circuits. The platform includes a real-time telemetry system designed to collect and visualize network performance data and provide complete visibility and control. PacketFabric is built on optical and packet switching platforms capable of delivering hundreds of terabits per second.”

http://www.packetfabric.com
  • PacketFabric is a member of the NantWorks portfolio of companies.


Juniper's QFX10000 Powers PacketFabric

PacketFabric has selected Juniper Networks as its principal packet-switched network infrastructure provider for its next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services.

PacketFabric is offering a fully automated SDN-based network that allows users to instantaneously provision terabit-scale connectivity in a direct, private and secure manner across a next-generation transport fabric, powered by Juniper's QFX10000 line of switches.

Juniper said its automation technologies enables PacketFabric's next-generation platform to provide real-time visibility and real-time interactivity, making it easier than ever before to oversee network traffic.

"PacketFabric is delivering a platform that can revolutionize how networks interconnect and interact with each other, which is an initial step towards making Digital Cohesion a reality -- an era in which multiple applications self-assemble to deliver new, predictive services. At Juniper, we are thrilled to be providing the advanced switching technology that will support the PacketFabric platform and provide its users with the superior performance, scalability and flexibility needed to have real-time and on-demand services. We look forward to continuing to work with PacketFabric to deliver networking innovation that helps their customers benefit from the cloud," stated Paul Obsitnik, vice president of portfolio marketing, Juniper Networks.

http://www.packetfabric.com
http://www.juniper.net

Thursday, January 19, 2017

PTC'17: Where Global Connections are Made - iMiller PR

Ilissa Miller, CEO of iMiller Public Relations, provides an overview of iMPR's Trade Show Marketing Services including Content Marketing Strategy, at PTC'17 in Honolulu, Hawaii.



https://youtu.be/kfJ4-FwH0dM


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DataGryd Upgrades 60 Hudson Facility

DataGryd has completed a series of infrastructure updates at its 60 Hudson facility in lower Manhattan, offering built-to-suit colocation opportunities to incoming tenants. The facility has 180,000 square-feet of immediately available colocation space available.

DataGryd's 60 Hudson data center delivers access to over 300 interconnected carriers and exchanges, with multiple Points of Entry (POEs) from diverse data network providers and direct fiber conduits. The high-density colocation space uses a proprietary MicroGryd technology, offering dual contingencies and delivering the highest value in energy efficiency with direct primary utility feeds offering up to 12,000 kW of power. The facility also offers a turn-key, high-power data center space known as the MegaSuite, which provides technology-driven operational efficiencies that result in reduced costs for entry and power. Each suite is tenant-optimized, delivering low operational and capital expenses to maximize clients' capital preservation. In addition to these offerings, DataGryd recently launched its new Cloud Core Ecology™ Solution (Cx2) at ITW 2016. This on-demand space leverages fortified colocation facilities and custom suites with minimal deployment requirements for burgeoning cloud providers.

www.DataGryd.com

INOC Launches Network Operations Center for Subsea Cables

INOC is now providing 24x7  Network Operations Center (NOC) services for subsea cable systems across a wide array of disciplines, including organizational procedure, documentation, customer on-boarding, event monitoring and quality control. The company operates a primary NOC in Madison, WI, and a Disaster Recovery NOC near Chicago, IL.

The company said that whether an optical network resides beneath the ocean or on land connecting an enterprise or data center between remote locations, the imperatives of 24/7 network operations have similarities.  While the configurations and power requirements may differ on land and undersea, and the repair of cables requires different tactics depending on the location of the damage, issue detection, troubleshooting and follow-through processes remain the same and still enlists the optical expertise found in a seasoned NOC team.

INOC's suite of NOC services for subsea cable companies include the monitoring and management of wet plant, Data Communications Networks (DCNs), and environmental elements including power, temperature and moisture, and facility access control, in addition to supporting the terrestrial network segments.  As an ISO 27001-certified company, INOC also ensures the security of customer information assets across all processes and technology.

“Many subsea cable owner-operators that do not want to incur the substantial expense of building and operating their own Network Operations Center often look to external NOC solutions,” says Prasad Ravi, CEO of INOC.  “Our engineers possess in-depth, practical knowledge of coherent optical systems and advanced modulation techniques, an acumen that translates easily from the terrestrial to subsea network domain.”

http://www.INOC.COM

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Megaport Teams with Seaborn Cable for South America Coverage

Megaport announced a strategic agreement with Seaborn Networks, which is developing the Seabras-1 cable system, to enable elastic, subsea connectivity services via an online portal to South America.

Seaborn will have its own portal and provisioning platform in line with the existing services that Megaport currently offers. This will enable Seaborn customers to access any of Megaport's 140+ enabled data centres, and also to order from a portal that leverages three years of Megaport's technology and will have continued management and support from Megaport.

Under the alliance, Seaborn will also have exclusive rights to deploy Megaport-enabled broadband on demand solutions inside of South America and for international connectivity to and from South America. This will be the first third party operated Megaport PoP in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

"A strategic alliance such as this with Seaborn Networks, enables us to leverage our unique SDN to provide cloud connections between North and South American enterprises in a flexible, cloud agnostic manner," said Denver Maddux, Megaport CEO. "Seaborn was an easy choice for a strategic alliance and exclusive South American partnership with a long list of mutual benefits, like minded executive teams and a shared desired to disrupt the natural markets using leading technology and software. As Megaport continues to expand our global reach and diversification of services, partners like Seaborn will be a key focus in creating a truly neutral, global platform."

"We share Megaport's vision regarding the opportunity to roll out these broadband-on-demand capabilities on the US-Brazil route as well as throughout other South American markets," said Larry Schwartz, Chairman & CEO of  Seaborn Networks. "We are excited to be able to have the exclusive rights to deploy Megaport's Elastic Interconnection services throughout South America and look forward to working with the Megaport team."

http://www.megaport.com
http://www.seabornnetworks.com

Infinera Upgrades and Expands DTN-X Platform for Cloud-Scale Subsea Networks

Infinera is expanding its DTN-X family with new platforms to power cloud scale subsea networks, where bandwidth demand is rapidly rising due to Internet content providers who are moving content around the globe between data centers. This traffic is dominated by N x 100 Gbps elephant flows. Infinera said subsea operators need to maximize the fiber capacity of their cable plants and simultaneously optimize their networks to efficiently handle these 100 Gbps flows and support smooth scale-out of capacity.

Infinera introduced the XTS-3300 and XTS-3600 meshponders for subsea networks, and upgraded its DTN-X XTC Series to 12 Tbps of non-blocking Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching with a new 1.2 Tbs subsea line card. The solution features dynamic spectral sharing and access to real-time subsea link performance. Some highlights:


  • DTN-X XTS-3300 and XTS-3600 meshponders. The compact 1 rack unit (1RU) and 4RU plug-and-play subsea platforms integrate Infinera's new Infinite Capacity Engine with the Advanced Coherent Toolkit (ACT) for enhanced capacity and reach. The industry’s first meshponders combine 2.4 Tbps super-channels with sliceable photonics and in-flight line-rate Layer 1 encryption in a compact and lower-power form factor. They support Infinera’s unique Instant Bandwidth capability, providing rapid bandwidth management and service provisioning for success-based growth. The XTS Series features long-reach subsea-optimized modulation formats providing best-in-class capacity, as well as the industry’s first commercially available Nyquist subcarriers to improve transmission performance and soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) gain sharing to maximize capacity. The new platforms seamlessly interoperate with Infinera’s DTN-X XTC and XT Series, providing a unified end-to-end Intelligent Transport Network portfolio that enables end-to-end services covering subsea, long-haul, metro and data center interconnect applications.
  • DTN-X XTC Series upgrade. The Infinera DTN-X XTC-4 and XTC-10 have been upgraded with subsea-optimized and Instant Bandwidth-enabled 1.2 Tbps line modules. The XTC-4 and XTC-10 platforms now have more than twice the switching and transmission capacity, enabling up to 12 Tbps of OTN switching via non-disruptive in-service upgrades. The new line modules coexist with previously deployed modules, thereby protecting prior investments in DTN-X platforms. The DTN-X XTC Series now offers up to 12 Tb/s of non-blocking switching capacity with ODU0-level switching granularity in a single unit, and unlike competitive systems, has no tradeoffs between client-side tributary capacity and line-side capacity.
  • New subsea software tools for open systems. Dynamic spectral sharing enhances Infinera’s open architecture, allowing subsea operators to partition and monetize valuable fiber spectrum so that it can be securely shared with multiple tenants, independent of both cable and submarine line terminal equipment suppliers. Mission-critical subsea link performance data is available in real time, on-demand, via open software-defined network application programming interfaces. This enables subsea operators to monitor transmission health as well as identify opportunities for capacity adjustments. In addition to these new tools, Infinera’s Time-based Instant Bandwidth enables operators to instantly change network capacity as well as duration, facilitating a dynamic Intelligent Transport Network. Now operators can closely match traffic patterns to address bursty service demands from customers, match bandwidth to revenue, and instantly reroute bandwidth in the case of network disruptions.
Infinera is also expanding the capabilities of its  Advanced Coherent Toolkit, which increases capacity and reach on submarine cables to include Nyquist subcarriers and SD-FEC gain sharing, 3QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation), matrix-enhanced phase-shift keying (ME-PSK) that surpasses binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) reach performance, and a new, high-gain SD-FEC algorithm.

Infinera has validated the benefit of Nyquist subcarriers in customer trials demonstrating approximately 20 percent increase in reach compared to single carrier transmission, facilitating increased capacity via higher spectral efficiency. The trials also validated SD-FEC gain sharing in which high-margin carriers share excess margin with carriers at lower optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) to improve performance, increasing capacity. These new capabilities are controlled by Infinera’s Xceed Software Suite and managed by Infinera’s Digital Network Administrator (DNA).

The XTS-3300 platform is planned for availability in the second quarter of 2017, with the XTS-3600 platform and the 1.2 Tb/s subsea line module for the XTC-4 and XTC-10 platforms to follow shortly thereafter.

“Infinera is committed to bringing advanced features to the subsea market. The XTS Series offers unprecedented ease of installation and scale-out, advanced transmission performance, and the power of Instant Bandwidth to deliver real value to cable system operators,” said Scott Jackson, Vice President of Subsea Business Group at Infinera. “The new capabilities announced today deliver leading capacity and reach, and provide the tools essential for cloud scale subsea networks. We are pleased to show Infinera’s investment in the subsea market, with solutions enabling operators to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver scalable services across open networks.”

https://www.infinera.com/subsea-networks-to-cloud-scale-with-new-dtn-x-platforms/

Transpacific Hawaiki Cable Completes Route Survey

Hawaiki, a new 14,000 km transpacific cable system, has finished route survey work and is on schedule for completion in mid-2018. Hawaiki will link Australia and New Zealand to the mainland United States, as well as Hawaii and American Samoa, with options to expand to several other South Pacific islands.

Additionally, cable and repeater manufacturing for the system continues unabated at SubCom’s Newington, N.H. USA facility, while the permitting process for implementation of Hawaiki is progressing as planned.


Highlights:

  • SubCom has completed the route survey for the entire Hawaiki system, including the small boat, shallow water work for all landings.
  • Manufacturing continues at SubCom’s facility, with more than 4,500 km of completed cable and more than 25 completed repeaters.
  • Production of Hawaiki branching units, which will enable the connection of American Samoa, New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga, has commenced.
  • The permitting process for Hawaiki is well under way, with Australian installation permits already issued and additional landing permits filed in Oregon, Hawaii and New Zealand.
  • Hawaiki will be the highest cross-sectional capacity link between the U.S. and Australia and New Zealand.
  • The system was co-developed by New Zealand-based entrepreneurs Sir Eion Edgar, Malcolm Dick and Remi Galasso.

“The start of 2017 finds the Hawaiki cable system closer and closer to ready for service,” said Remi Galasso, CEO of Hawaiki. “The information garnered from the recently completed deep water route survey will be instrumental in ensuring the long-term viability of the cable system and we are thrilled with the progress on the cable and repeater manufacturing efforts. Installation will begin later in 2017 and a fully lit system that should positively impact the entire region is soon to follow.”

http://www.hawaikicable.co.nz

NJFX Completes Tier 3 Colocation Campus by the Shore

NJFX has completed the third and final phase of its Tier 3, carrier neutral facility linking the United States, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. The third phase of construction includes a brand new 64,800-square-foot colocation facility, which could accommodate compute-heavy and content-rich applications that not only require a diverse carrier ecosystem, but also robust power density. In North America, NJFX has seven United States backhaul providers preparing to serve private fiber backhaul to cities across country, all while bypassing New York City and other legacy infrastructure.

The completion of Phase III coincides with NJFX’s powering of its first customer cage that uses the company’s 432 tie cable to provide ubiquitous connectivity across the NJFX campus and its Cable Landing Station (CLS) Meet Me Room. Moving forward, carriers across the United States will begin the process of interconnecting the NJFX campus with their self-managed fiber cables, using the NJFX 8 POE’s designed to support well over 300 varying terrestrial and subsea fiber cables, thereby allowing on and off ramps between South America, Europe and the Caribbean via its Atlantic Ocean gateway.

NJFX said its fully-built colocation campus now offers capacity for 1,000 cabinet equivalents with power densities up to 20kW/cabinet load.

“2016 was an outstanding year for NJFX,” states Gil Santaliz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NJFX. “We launched the facility in September and since then have developed key strategic partnerships with a multitude of networks and successfully completed our data center commissioning. As we head into 2017, we look forward to further developing our campus’ ecosystem, one of the most robust and diverse in the market.”

http://www.njfx.net

Italy's Retelit Powers Ultra-high Capacity Transport Network with Coriant

Retelit, a leading Italian provider of data and infrastructure services to the telecommunications market, has selected Coriant’s 100G technology to support end-to-end delivery of high-capacity, low latency services on its recently expanded fiber optic infrastructure.

The Coriant coherent optical transmission solution will power a resilient, 100G terrestrial transit network for end-user traffic traversing Europe and Asia via Retelit’s AAE-1 (Asia Africa Europe 1) subsea landing station in Bari, Italy. Retelit’s network project will serve as the backbone for AAE-1 transit traffic.

The deployment uses the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform and Coriant CloudWave Optics coherent interface technology. Coriant said its advanced transmission technologies and sophisticated optical layer planning tools enable Retelit to maximize the reach, capacity, and flexibility of its high-speed transport infrastructure, while reducing operational costs and complexity. Retelit will also use the Coriant Transport Network Management System (TNMS) to simplify and accelerate end-to-end service provisioning.

“The launch of AAE-1 will unleash new demand for high-capacity, low latency terrestrial transit across Italy,” said Richard Fellner, Regional Vice President, EMEA, Coriant. "We are pleased to be a strategic technology partner with Retelit and help them capitalize on emerging market opportunities with a best-in-class solution and unmatched service excellence.”

http://www.coriant.com

Telia Carrier Upgrades Submarine Cables in the Baltic Sea

Telia Carrier has established a new route stretching from Stockholm to St. Petersburg via Tallinn, and has upgraded multiple submarine cables to future proof its network, bringing lower latency and additional capacity. The company said this new route, which is the most direct route possible from Stockholm to St. Petersburg at just under 900 km, further diversifies its network and enables 100G+ services to carriers, content and cloud providers in the Baltics, Russia and beyond.

The new route also allows Telia Carrier to service the increase in traffic coming into Europe from Asia via terrestrial cable routes from the East as well as directly from Russia.

"As our network becomes more meshed throughout Eastern Europe and the Baltics, we are continuing to build out eastward to stay ahead of content demand and the resulting backbone traffic in the region," said Johan Godal, global product manager, wavelength and network outsourcing services at Telia Carrier. "By extending the route from Sweden to Russia and upgrading the submarine cables in the Baltic Sea, we can now offer high capacity and low latency services via a highly-meshed network throughout the region."

http://www.teliacarrier.com

Zayo with Inter Data Center Wavelength Contract with E-commerce Company

Zayo has been selected by a global e-commerce company to provide wavelength connectivity between two of the company’s data centers in Nevada and a data center in Utah. The solution includes four 100G diverse routes between the Nevada data centers and two 100G routes to Salt Lake City. The routes leverage Zayo’s existing fiber, including its recently completed Salt Lake to Sacramento network.

“In this case, the customer is looking for a competitive advantage, which our low-latency wavelength solution provides,” said Matthew Brouker, vice president of Wavelength at Zayo. “It’s an excellent illustration of leveraging our embedded network to provide the customer with a solution to execute their latency-sensitive e-commerce strategies.”

http://www.zayo.com

Monday, January 16, 2017

Megaport Enables Singapore - Hong Kong - Los Angeles Route

Megaport announced a new route connecting Hong Kong to Los Angeles and a secondary path from Singapore to Hong Kong to meet high customer demand. As with all Megaport enabled infrastructure, consumption will be based on cloud computing models, including month-to-month services.

The connectivity provides enterprise customers with access trans-pacific capacity via Megaport’s global Software Defined Network, enabling customers to link services including cloud connections, Point to Points, and remote peering between Hong Kong, Singapore, and the U.S., without requiring a physical presence in all locations. Customers can directly connect to Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft Azure, and more cloud service providers through Megaport
partnerships.

“This link represents a great step forward for Megaport from a growth standpoint as we not only are enabling a secondary path between Singapore to Hong Kong to keep up with demand, but are also linking two of our key markets,” said Denver Maddux, CEO, Megaport. “Through this new route, we are able to bring together Megaport’s backbone in Asia and our terrestrial network in North America, therein providing a more immersive network and a richer fabric through the increased number of customers, partners, and providers on the combined footprint.”

In January, Megaport enabled transatlantic capacity for customers through a partnership with Aqua Comms Limited, the owner/operator of AE Connect, a
13TB undersea cable connecting New York, Dublin, and London.

http://www.megaport.com



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