Turning up the Volume on Open Optical Networking
November 17, 2017

It has been a busy couple of weeks for Infinera in the world of open optical networks, and particularly open line systems. First, we were proud to be selected as the newest member of the Open ROADM MSA, one of the leading forums for defining and implementing standards for open… Read More

Get Ready – DAA’s Going to Hit a Network Near You Soon!
October 24, 2017

Last week was a rather hectic one in Denver, Colorado, with over 10,000 cable industry professionals descending on the city for the annual Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers® (SCTE) Cable-Tec Expo conference and exhibition. It was a busy week for the Infinera team, with lots of engagement with existing and… Read More

Cloud Scale Multi-terabit Transport – Scale Out Instantly
October 17, 2017

The instant scalability of compute, storage and network capacity using a virtual infinite pool of resources is one of the significant attributes of the cloud. Scaling up, or vertically, in a data center (DC) is when a single server utilizes more of its internal resources to enhance performance for an… Read More

Game-changing Technology for New Subsea Cables
October 9, 2017

The subsea cable market is booming with approximately $9.8 billion in new cables expected to enter service between 2016 and 2018 driven largely by the cloud. The deployment of a subsea cable of over 10,000 kilometers (km) in length can cost more than $500 million, with multiple investors typically financing… Read More

Infinera Makes (Terabit) Waves at ECOC 2017
September 28, 2017

Last week the Infinera team, along with our mobile demonstration unit, the Infinera Express, attended the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2017 exhibition and conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.  The exhibition attracted 5,234 visitors, with 313 exhibiting companies from 27 countries and a record 3,189 people visiting the Market Focus… Read More

Andy Bax Talks About Turning Up Seabras-1
September 21, 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Andy Bax, Chief Operating Officer of Seaborn Networks. Our discussion is captured below. Scott: Thanks for taking the time to chat today, Andy.  Can you start by telling us a bit about Seaborn Networks? Andy: We are the only truly independent… Read More

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