Showing posts with label BTI. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Juniper to Acquire BTI Systems for Metro Optical and DCI

Juniper Networks has agreed to acquire BTI Systems, a supplier of cloud and metro networking systems and software. Financial terms were not disclosed.

BTI Systems, which is based in Ottawa, features a software-driven metro optical networking architecture.  BTI’s flagship metro packet optical networking system (BTI 7800 Series Packet Optical Transport platform) offers high-density 10G/40G/100G connectivity for metro service providers. The platform leverages 100G Coherent modules and features integrated ROADM capability and MPLS switching. The compact BTI 7000 Series integrates MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0-certified switching, 10G WDM optical layer and 2 Degree and 4 Degree ROADM Dynamic Optical Layer capability. BTI's Intelligent Cloud Connect platform for data center interconnect delivers up to 3.36Tbps of full duplex wavelength capacity in a compact 14RU footprint, and is scalable to more than 10Tbps in a single rack.  The company claims more than 380 customers (service providers, content providers, colocation providers and cloud infrastructure companies) in over 40 countries.

Juniper said the acquisition will accelerate its delivery of open and automated packet optical transport solutions that integrate with its NorthStar Controller, including network management features that enable end-to-end provisioning of new services.  The deal is expected to close in Q2 of this year.

http://www.btisystems.com/
http://forums.juniper.net/t5/The-New-Network/Juniper-Networks-Enters-Into-Definitive-Agreement-to-Acquire-BTI/ba-p/287163

Layer123: BTI Debuts Virtual Network Edge for its Packet/Optical

BTI Systems introduced a virtual network edge solution for its metro packet/optical portfolio.

The BTI 7800 Virtual Network Edge, which enables next-generation broadband services delivery, leverages the high density and massively scalable, SDN-enabled BTI 7800 Series metro packet-optical platform. BTI said it is pursuing a unique architectural approach by integrating virtualization software in an open and converged network infrastructure platform that has been purpose-built for the metro cloud. BTI integrates optical transport and wire-speed routing with applications software in an open system that supports rapid development using third-party commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) compute blades and open carrier-grade Linux OS.

Key features of the BTI 7800 Virtual Network Edge solution:

  • A high-performance packet-optical transport platform integrated with a NFV applications plane, and sharing a common non-blocking switch fabric, power, cooling and management for efficiencies and cost savings;
  • Scalable performance and economics by leveraging best-of-breed merchant silicon and horizontally-scalable COTS compute in a multi-slot chassis design;
  • Increased service velocity and innovation with open management interfaces (NETCONF/YANG, RESTful APIs and OpenFlow), an open NFV plane (COTS compute, X.86 processor, carrier-grade Linux OS) and open standard SDN control (OpenDaylight today);
  • Flexible hosting of BTI or third-party Virtual Network Functions for services innovation and differentiation; 
  • Central-Office ready architecture with full redundancy, NEBS3, DC (and AC) power and minimal cabling;
  • Fast service deployment backed by an agile, responsive and experienced professional services organization.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Layer123: BTI Debuts Virtual Network Edge for its Packet/Optical

BTI Systems introduced a virtual network edge solution for its metro packet/optical portfolio.

The BTI 7800 Virtual Network Edge, which enables next-generation broadband services delivery, leverages the high density and massively scalable, SDN-enabled BTI 7800 Series metro packet-optical platform. BTI said it is pursuing a unique architectural approach by integrating virtualization software in an open and converged network infrastructure platform that has been purpose-built for the metro cloud. BTI integrates optical transport and wire-speed routing with applications software in an open system that supports rapid development using third-party commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) compute blades and open carrier-grade Linux OS.

Key features of the BTI 7800 Virtual Network Edge solution:

  • A high-performance packet-optical transport platform integrated with a NFV applications plane, and sharing a common non-blocking switch fabric, power, cooling and management for efficiencies and cost savings;
  • Scalable performance and economics by leveraging best-of-breed merchant silicon and horizontally-scalable COTS compute in a multi-slot chassis design;
  • Increased service velocity and innovation with open management interfaces (NETCONF/YANG, RESTful APIs and OpenFlow), an open NFV plane (COTS compute, X.86 processor, carrier-grade Linux OS) and open standard SDN control (OpenDaylight today);
  • Flexible hosting of BTI or third-party Virtual Network Functions for services innovation and differentiation; 
  • Central-Office ready architecture with full redundancy, NEBS3, DC (and AC) power and minimal cabling;
  • Fast service deployment backed by an agile, responsive and experienced professional services organization.


BTI is showcasing the Virtual Network Edge solution at this week's Layer123 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in a Proof-of-Concept demo with Active Broadband Network’s Virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG).  The companies will feature the hosting of Active Broadband Network’s Software-Defined Virtual Network Gateway (SDN-vNG) software on the BTI 7800 Series.  Additionally, the demonstration will show the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) capabilities integrated in the BTI 7800 Series platform, being controlled and managed from an OpenDaylight SDN controller.

“Service providers are transforming their rigid, proprietary and fixed-function networks to open, virtualized and web-scalable infrastructures that enable much faster response to the historic pace of change in today’s competitive environments,” said BTI Systems Chief Technology Officer Robert Keys. “This transformation to a new architecture is happening at the network edge, and requires the use of virtualized network functionality to aggregate subscriber access traffic, including DSL, PON and Ethernet services, in a more efficient, on-demand and cost effective manner.

http://www.btisystems.com

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BTI Demos Optical Transport with Converged MPLS Core Routing

BTI System has demonstrated interoperability between its 7800 Intelligent Cloud Connect platform and products from Cisco, ZTE and another leading router vendor in tests completed at the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC).

BTI said it is the first company to converge MPLS core routing functions with a full-featured optical transport platform and provisioned via Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF). The BTI 7800 Series NETCONF interface is implemented as a full YANG model, providing native integration with SDN architectures and significantly simplifying the development of complex management applications. In the EANTC NETCONF Provisioning Test, the BTI 7800 was centrally configured using a Cisco Tail-f NETCONF client, providing automated network configuration.

https://www.btisystems.com/

Monday, January 12, 2015

BTI Systems Cites Strong 2014 Sales

Privately-held BTI Systems, which supplies cloud and metro networking software and systems, reported its strongest annual revenue to date for 2014.  Some highlights:

  • Metro cloud revenue approaching half of all revenue.
  • 28% bookings growth in Q4 2014 vs. Q4 2013.
  • 18% increase in annual revenue.
  • 18 new strategic customer wins, including CyrusOne, Interxion, Pacnet (acquired by Telstra) and IPC.
  • BTI cloud networking solutions are now deployed in every major international data center hub, including Tokyo, London, Frankfurt, Sydney, Singapore, Paris, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Chicago, Toronto, San Jose, Dallas, Denver, and the metropolitan New York and Washington, D.C. regions.

“Businesses and consumers want anytime, anywhere access to their applications and services – cost effectively and with no delay,” said BTI President and CEO Colin Doherty, who joined the company in April to guide its next stage of worldwide growth. “To address these requirements, content is being pushed closer to the users – and to accommodate this, content, colocation and service providers are re-architecting their metro networks to handle the added capacity between data centers, access networks and cloud providers. BTI’s software, systems and support services lie at the heart of this tectonic shift.”

http://www.btisystems.com/



Monday, November 17, 2014

BTI Systems Expands its Carrier Ethernet Access/Aggregation Line

BTI Systems introduced two new platforms in its Carrier Ethernet (CE) access and aggregation portfolio:

  • BTI SA-821 -- a high-density Ethernet access and aggregation switch that supports 10GE access for cell towers and businesses as well as 10GE aggregation applications.
  • BTI SA-822 -- an Ethernet aggregation switch that supports high-density 10GE ring interconnect and aggregation deployments.

All BTI solutions are managed and controlled under the SDN-enabled BTI proNX Service Manager for ease of provisioning and ongoing operations, including integration to customer portals and other back office systems.

BTI announced today that the company has joined the CloudEthernet Forum.

BTI recently announced key customer wins with data center provider, CyrusOne; colocation provider, Interxion; and Asia-Pacific-based integrated technology solutions provider, Pacnet.

“Our advanced Carrier Ethernet portfolio is designed to deliver what service providers demand today to optimize network resources while increasing bandwidth and driving new services,” said BTI’s Senior Product Manager, Frank Chang. “The BTI Carrier Ethernet platforms provide network resiliency, operational simplicity with common management, compact size, high port density and the industry’s most competitive price performance. With the strength of our portfolio, we have rapidly become the vendor of choice for leading providers to power their next-generation metro and cloud services.”

http://www.btisystems.com

Monday, November 10, 2014

CyrusOne Picks BTI for Cloud + DC Connectivity

CyrusOne is now deploying BTI’s Cloud Networking and Data Center Interconnect Solutions in metro Chicago and metro Virginia.

Specifically, CyrusOne has deployed the BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platform, the BTI 7000 Series Packet Optical platform with ROADM and the BTI proNX Service Manager to connect CyrusOne data centers in Lombard, IL to the main downtown Chicago telecommunications hub. Additionally, CyrusOne is capitalizing on BTI’s solutions to expand its market reach by connecting a new data center facility in the Northern Virginia metro market to the CyrusOne national network footprint.

The SDN-enabled BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect is purpose-built to integrate high-capacity optical switching and MPLS Label Switch Routing (LSR) with Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based applications.

The BTI 7000 Series is a modular system that unifies packet and optical service delivery into one platform for network-layer consolidation and improved efficiencies. It integrates Ethernet switching, 10G WDM optical layer and Dynamic Optical Layer ROADM-on-a-blade support to simplify network deployment and operations.

http://www.btisystems.com

Monday, July 21, 2014

Interxion to Launch Cloud Connect in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam Data Centers

Interxion outlined plans for a Cloud Connect service linking enterprises, service providers (SPs), system integrators (SIs) and carriers to multiple clouds from within Interxion data centers.

The idea is to provide a private, virtual connection between the customer and cloud service provider, bypassing the public Internet and providing service level guarantees on latency, throughput and security.

Initial Cloud Connect deployments will launch in London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam in the third quarter of 2014. More locations will follow in 2015.

Interxion is working with BTI Systems to implement the Cloud Networking Solution. BTI’s solution provides Interxion a high-density, SDN-enabled converged packet optical platform, a software control layer enabling customer self-service, and a support plan that will provide the highest performance and reliability of cloud connections.

“Every organisation beginning a migration to the cloud faces the challenge of making the hybrid model work with their existing IT installations. The choice of data centre is important because the applications running in different environments need to interact in a secure and high performance manner,” said Mario Galvez, Interxion’s VP Product Management. “Cloud Connect makes this decision-making process easier by offering multiple private connect services from a single connection. This next-generation platform offers our communities of interest - a long established, vibrant and entrepreneurial group of cloud providers, carriers, service providers and system integrators - an easy way to connect, transact and develop services with each other, at the highest performance levels.”

http://www.btisystems.com
http://interxion.com

  • Earlier this month, Interxion announced the availability of private connections to both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure from all of its 37 data centers across 11 countries.

    Private connections are now available from leading AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute network partners such as Level 3, Verizon, AT&T, IX Reach and BT – who all have points of presence in Interxion data centres.

    Private connections between public cloud platforms and enterprise IT infrastructure provide better performance, lower latency and improved security compared to Internet-based connections.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

BTI Systems Names Colin Doherty as President and CEO

BTI Systems, which supplies cloud and metro networking software and systems, named Colin Doherty as its new president and chief executive officer, replacing Steve Waszak, who has served as the company's president and chief executive officer since 2010.

Doherty joins BTI from Arbor Networks, where he has served as CEO since 2009. Doherty guided Arbor through its acquisition by Danaher in 2010 to give it more resources, followed last year by Arbor's acquisition of Packetloop to expand and differentiate its solutions portfolio. Earlier in his career, he served as CEO of Mangrove Systems and held senior management, sales and operations roles with NMS Communications and Nortel Networks.

BTI said it is experiencing strong growth and momentum as evidenced by compound annual revenue growth of 33 percent between 2007 and 2013. More than 40 percent of revenues coming from top-tier content, colocation and service providers.

http://www.btisystems.com


  • In December, BTI closed a $27 million financing round, bringing to $60 million the amount of growth capital the company has raised since 2011. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures, BDC, Covington Capital, GrowthWorks and additional strategic investors.


Monday, June 17, 2013

BTI Supplies Metro Optical for Equinix Singapore

Equinix has deployed BTI's intelligent networking solutions to interconnect data centers in Singapore.

The deployment uses BTI's Data Center Interconnect solution, including the BTI 7000 Series which unifies packet and optical service delivery into one platform for network-layer consolidation. BTI said its 7000 Series offered Equinix a scalable 10G to 100G Coherent WDM optical layer and multidegree ROADM Dynamic Optical Layer delivering any wavelength anywhere to simplify network deployment and operations.  Equinix plans to move to the new BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect as they add 100G capabilities.

Equinix's Singapore data centers provide over 347,000 sq. ft. of colocation space.

http://www.btisystems.com/

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