Showing posts with label Epsilon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Epsilon. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Oracle Cloud Joins Epsilon's Global Fabric

Epsilon, a privately-owned global communications Service Provider, will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud FastConnect.

Epsilon on-demand connectivity platform enables other Service Providers to instantly connect their enterprise customers to Oracle Cloud, bypassing the public internet by utilizing Epsilon’s global next-generation packet optical private network infrastructure.

Oracle Cloud offers SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

“The Cloud market in the U.S. and Europe is growing and on-demand connectivity is supporting its adoption globally. As an Oracle Cloud partner, we are proud to accelerate secure and reliable internet bypass connectivity solutions for Service Providers as well as Enterprises. Infiny removes the complexity from connecting to the Cloud with a simple yet powerful platform,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO at Epsilon. “We are constantly adding new Cloud Service Providers to our platform and growing our ecosystem to deliver agile networking solutions. Our partners can rely on us for seamless on-demand access to the Cloud as they continue to serve new demands.”

Separately, Epsilon announced the appointment of former Interoute Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Lee Myall as their Chief Commercial Officer. Myall previously transformed Interoute from a wholesale-led organisation to Enterprise focused.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Epsilon deploys Juniper's Metro Fabric for 100GbE global expansion

Epsilon, a privately-held global communications service provider based in London and Singapore, has deployed Juniper’s Metro Fabric solutions to support its global network upgrades to power future IoT applications and robust enterprise services.

Epsilon combines on-demand infrastructure, automation, web-based portals and APIs to deliver "friction-free access to global connectivity for resolving complex networking challenges." Its "Infiny by Epsilon" connectivity is based on a self-service SDN platform.  The current network is a terabit optical global backbone, which is deployed across over 90 Points of Presence (PoP) globally and connects over 600 network operators, communication and cloud service providers.

For this upgrade project, Epsilon required seamless integration with their existing network for optimized network management and the ability to quickly scale for service expansion and speed of delivery. These requirements will also enable end-to-end service level agreement (SLA) visibility, a key differentiator that will support web-based on-demand provisioning.

Juniper said its solution was chosen after an extensive evaluation process. Some highlights:

  • 100GbE-readiness with flexibility in the underlay: uses a combination of the MX10003 5G Universal Routing Platform as the MPLS transport core, and Metro Fabric solutions from Juniper consisting of the ACX5048 Universal Metro Router and BTI Packet Optical Transport Platforms. This enables a variety of connectivity options across 1GbE/10GbE/100GbE, tailored to individual market requirements.
  • Interoperability, automation and a single-pane-of-management: Across the stack, network management is now significantly streamlined, while offering end-to-end visibility and increased automation capabilities. Leverages interoperability of Juniper’s solutions and the open APIs provided by the Junos operating system.
  • Forward-looking scalability to support IoT and big data applications: leverages continued upgrades of the MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform and ACX Series Universal Metro Routers, offering the current and long-term scalability and investment protection required to service more than 100 points-of-presence across the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
“We have been evolving our infrastructure gradually over the last decade in anticipation for the massive traffic growth driven by innovations in cloud, big data and IoT. By upgrading our network to offer 100GbE on-demand around the world, we are helping not only our existing partners but also new customers to benefit from hyper-scalable connectivity that is designed to support services of the future. We are pleased to partner with Juniper to realize our vision for flexible, fluid and intelligent global networking,” stated Jerzy Szlosarek, chief executive officer, Epsilon.

“The exponentially growing demands of today’s and tomorrow’s networking traffic is a continuously-evolving challenge for our customers. As we continue to address these and other networking complexities, we are proud to have found an outstanding long-term partner in Epsilon. Their rapidly growing global platforms demand a stellar foundation of powerful and reliable network infrastructure solutions that are adaptable to future requirements – and we are delighted to continue providing them with the critical technology differentiators crucial for their continued growth and success in the long-term,” said Sally Bament, vice president, service provider marketing, Juniper Networks.

Juniper refreshes MX edge routers powered by its Penta silicon

Juniper Networks introduced its new MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform powered by a new generation of its custom ASICs promising extensive programmability and performance improvements for supporting resource-intensive applications like 5G and secure SD-WAN-based managed services.

The new "Penta" silicon, which leverages 16nm geometry, functions as the packet forwarding engine for the MX series. It delivers a 50 percent power efficiency gain (0.5 watts per gigabit) over the existing Junos Trio chipset, which leads to a 3x bandwidth increase for the MX960, MX480 and MX240. Juniper designed the Penta silicon with native support of both MACsec and an IPsec crypto engine – an industry-first – that can originate and terminate thousands of IPSec sessions without sacrificing performance. Additionally, Juniper Penta supports flexible native Ethernet support (FlexE).

Juniper Penta silicon features:

  • 16nm with Integrated 3D HBM Memory reducing packaging by 83% over the 4th Generation Trio silicon 
  • 500G Full Duplex / 1T Half Duplex 
  • 50Gbps SERDES 
  • Fully Programmable Packet Pipeline 
  • Fully Fungible Integrated Databases for FIB, ACLs, Tunnels, Telemetry, and more… 
  • Built-in FlexEthernet Support 
  • Built-in MACSec & IPSec Tunnel Encryption Engine (Industry First)
A second major innovation with the platform is open hardware-accelerated 5G Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS), which enables operators to separate the evolved packet core user plane (GTP-U) and control plane (GTP-C) with a standardized Sx interface. This allows service providers to scale the control plane and the user plane independently as needed for added flexibility and investment protection.

Juniper said its MX Series 5G platform is the first networking platform to support a standard-based hardware accelerated 5G user-plane in both existing and future MX routers to enable converged services (wireless and wireline) on the same platform while also allowing integration with third-party 5G control planes. Juniper expects this will lower total cost of ownership by as much as three to four times over software-based user plane implementations for MXs deployed in the field.

In addition, the rollout expands Juniper Universal Chassis system. The previously announced PTX and QFX Universal Chassis gains two new MX variants: MX10008 and MX10016. The 13-RU MX10008 and 21-RU MX10016 Universal Chassis bring industry-leading and space-saving scale for edge routers at 19.2Tbps and 38.4Tbps, respectively.

The MX10008 and MX100016 will be available during the second half of 2018. Juniper Penta Silicon-powered line cards for the MX960, MX480 and MX240 will be available in Q1 2019. New CUPS support will be available in the first half of 2019.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Epsilon deploys EKINOPS FlexRate in greenfield NYC metro network

Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider that operates a cloud-centric interconnect fabric, has deployed Ekinops' new FlexRate line module in a greenfield network.

Specifically, the deployment by Epsilon uses EKINOPS PM 200FRS02 FlexRate line modules to provide up to 200G of bandwidth for connectivity of 100GbE services to any of its 18 New York metro area Points of Presence (PoPs).

Ekinops said it was selected for its performance, flexibility, and scalability. Up to six modules can be deployed in a single shelf providing 1.2 Tbps of capacity in just 2RU and with ultra-low power consumption. EKINOPS was also the only vendor capable of meeting Epsilon’s accelerated four-week delivery schedule that was requested to meet specific customer demands.

The EKINOPS PM 200FRS02 employs dual QSFP28 client ports with software-selectable line side modulation that can be provisioned as either DP-QPSK or 16QAM to create 100G or 200G transport links.

Ekinops also confirmed that Epsilon will use its solution to upgrade its network in three major European cities — Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. The upgrades will use Ekinops ROADM solutions as well as its passive filter solutions.

“Networks today are all about speed, not just bit rates, but speed to market and speed of delivery and Epsilon is a perfect example of this approach” said Mark Burton, Vice President of Sales EMEA of Ekinops. “The EKINOPS 360 platform with the PM 200FRS02 helps them in each of these areas today with 200G, while also providing the pathway to 400G when they need it.”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Buidling Lifecycle Service Orchestration



The market for communication services is rapidly evolving and carriers must find better ways to interface their networks, says Mark Daley, Director of Digital Strategy for Epsilon. Better tools for interworking with customers are also needed. Automation will be key.

See video:  https://youtu.be/K-dOHpVFuVI


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Epsilon Expands its Cloud Link eXchange with Netrality

Epsilon, a privately-owned global communications service provider, is deploying its Cloud Link eXchange Platform (CloudLX) within Netrality Properties' 210 N Tucker meet me room (MMR) with direct connection to 900 Walnut’s MMR in St. Louis.

Customers of Netrality Properties will now be able to connect via a single physical connection to CloudLX and access leading cloud service providers and Internet exchanges, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Epsilon, specifically in our St. Louis core interconnection locations. Epsilon’s CloudLX will create a unique value for our customers and provide a simple platform for connecting and growing their cloud-based services,” says Clarissa Joyce, Director of Business Development in St. Louis.  “We are offering customers new options for cloud enablement and providing a dynamic environment for leveraging the cloud in their operations.”

http://www.epsilontel.com/data-connectivity/cloud-access

Monday, August 19, 2013

Digital Realty Joins Epsilon's Global Network Exchange

Digital Realty, which owns 127 data center properties worldwide, has signed a network partnering agreement with Epsilon to offer a dynamic bandwidth solution in London to cloud and content providers for seamless backbone connectivity.  The new platform facilitates enhanced connectivity for cloud and content providers from Digital Realty's London-area data centers with seamless interconnectivity to over 65 data centres globally.

Epsilon is a privately owned communications service provider specializes in operating high-density metro connectivity platforms.  It operates an extensive global network exchange, powered by BTI's intelligent networking software and systems, to enable the delivery of on-demand metro connectivity services. Epsilon has created an application-aware network to rapidly scale capacity to support 100G connectivity and facilitate on-demand switching of cloud-based application workloads between data centres.

The partnership initially involves the establishment of points of presence in two of Digital Realty's data centers in the UK (Chessington and Woking). The connectivity platform will operate on a major dark fiber ring, commissioned by Digital Realty, and connecting to 22 key London-area Internet and metro gateway centres.  Further expansion across Europe is contemplated.

"Our goal is to provide flexible solutions that accommodate the evolving needs of our customers' businesses, now and in the future," said Bernard Geoghegan, Managing Director, EMEA, for Digital Realty. "Our London-area customers require on-demand and rapidly scalable automation of their bandwidth as part of their data centre solutions. We are pleased to offer this platform as we continue to build the Digital Realty Ecosystem across our portfolio in Europe and globally."

"Epsilon's global network exchange, powered by BTI's Cloud Networking Solution, provides the platform that we believe will help us achieve our distributed cloud data centre vision," said Robert Bath, Vice President, Engineering, at Digital Realty. "We expect the solution to attract a new class of global cloud and content provider customers to our data centres."

"We see growing demand from data centre customers for our outsourced connectivity model and this agreement with Digital Realty reaffirms our commitment to supporting cloud and content connectivity development," said Andreas Hipp, Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon. "As a global provider, we are driven by service excellence and agile operational objectives. Working with BTI helps us achieve our dual mission by simplifying network operations and increasing service velocity, while enabling the introduction of new cloud connectivity services."

http://www.digitalrealty.com
http://www.epsilontel.com
http://www.btisystems.com

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