Cloud Scale Multi-terabit Transport – Scale Up Instantly
September 20, 2017

Cloud, cloud, cloud, cloud…it seems that every other word in our industry is “cloud.” Rightly so, because it has become the center of the new era of the digital communication and information technology (IT) landscape for business. Almost everything we do with our smart devices involves the cloud, and connectivity… Read More

The Future of the Cloud Lies Under the Sea
September 12, 2017

Today marks a milestone in Infinera’s journey of continuing to push the boundaries of optical networking. Seaborn Networks announced the deployment of the Infinera XTS-3300 meshponder on their Seabras-1 subsea cable. Seabras-1 is one of the longest uncompensated subsea fiber cables in the world, connecting New York and São Paulo.… Read More

Cloud Xpress Fuels European Interconnection Boom
September 5, 2017

Summer is almost over, but interconnection is as hot as ever. The metro cloud ecosystem (Figure 1) continues to expand, driven by strong growth in public cloud services, content delivery and other cloud-based applications. In the middle of it all, distributed internet exchanges (IXs), colocation providers and bandwidth providers work… Read More

The South of France Was Hot for Infinera
August 3, 2017

The South of France is always hot in the summer, but this summer it was particularly hot for Infinera. The co-located Next Generation Optical Networking (NGON) and Optical Data Centre Interconnect events in Nice were nice (couldn’t resist the pun). They not only brought together the traditional optical vendors and… Read More

Customer Recognition of Infinera Sustainability Program
June 19, 2017

In recent years, Infinera customers’ focus on sustainability has continuously increased. Customers are focused both on improving their own sustainability programs and efforts to contribute to a more sustainable society, while also evaluating their suppliers to ensure a sustainability focus in the value chain. As sustainability covers many aspects and… Read More

Addressing the Challenge of Cloud Scale Metro Networks
June 13, 2017

Today Infinera announced the XTM II, our next-generation metro platform aimed at bringing cloud scale capacity and performance to metro networks. This is a significant announcement as it helps operators address a key challenge that exists today – bringing the scale needed to metro access and aggregation networks, and especially those… Read More

Cloud Xpress 2 Storms the Market
June 5, 2017

With our announcement today that the Cloud Xpress 2 (CX2) is generally available (see my short video), Infinera is looking back and celebrating over two years of Cloud Xpress market leadership, and looking forward to what we believe will be strong adoption of the latest member of the Cloud Xpress… Read More

Top Three Vital Enterprise Applications
May 24, 2017

The enterprise shift to cloud is well underway and accelerating, driving the need for increased network bandwidth and performance to connect corporate offices to data centers and cloud application providers. As more applications and content move to the cloud, enterprises are relying heavily on the underlying networks to achieve greater… Read More

Canalink Field Test: Scaling Capacity While Protecting the Investments of Subsea Operators
May 16, 2017

Infinera recently concluded a successful field test with Canalink across the subsea network operator’s 1,393 kilometer (km) subsea cable between the Conil landing point on the Spanish mainland and Tenerife in the Canary Islands. This test was conducted across three fully loaded channel plans at 25 gigahertz (GHz), 37.5 GHz… Read More

Top Five Lessons Learned from DCI Deployments – Part Two
May 8, 2017

With the Cloud Xpress 2 heading toward deployment in multiple customer networks, we’re looking back at a few lessons learned from Cloud Xpress deployments over the past two years. Last week in Part One, I covered the first two lessons, learned from enterprise datacenter interconnect (DCI) deployments. Today, let’s look… Read More