Leading the Way to Open Optical Networking
March 13, 2017

The momentum toward open optical networking continues to build. Network operators, led by hyperscale internet cloud/content providers (ICPs), are asking for open optical line systems, open transponders and even fully disaggregated optical systems.  Suppliers are responding with a range of “open” claims and new strategies for succeeding in an open… Read More

Transforming the Intelligent Transport Network to Cloud Scale
December 5, 2016

The telecom industry continues to undergo significant transformation, with another year of rapid change in 2016. We saw multiple service provider mergers and acquisitions, while new services and technologies emerged – 5G, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and more. Amidst these changes, some fundamental trends continue—bandwidth demand… Read More

Guest Blog: Enabling an Ecosystem of Open Networks for DCI and Metro Edge WDM Transport
November 14, 2016

Bandwidth demands continue to grow exponentially. Our customers, and their end-customers, consistently report the need to accelerate innovation cycles and reduce costs across targeted parts of their network infrastructures. One approach is to leverage open white box systems to drive further innovation and cost reductions. Over the past few years,… Read More

The Entertainment Factor: Driving Bandwidth Demand by Orders of Magnitude
November 9, 2016

It is enlightening to consider how entertainment services have driven — and continue to drive — demand for higher data rates. The first digital telephony service needed 56 or 64 kilobits per second (kb/s) of bandwidth, which is about the same data rate used by the earliest music streaming services.… Read More

Infinera and Lumentum Present on Open Line System at Facebook’s TIP Summit; Support Voyager Program
November 2, 2016

At this point it has almost become an immutable law – that new applications will arise to consume bandwidth as fast as it can be delivered. More and more of those applications and the associated traffic exists inside and between the data centers of the large internet content providers (ICPs).… Read More

Better Together: How Infinera Is Enabling Our Global Partners Win More Deals
October 12, 2016

By Jeff Marinchak Senior Director, Channel Sales Infinera recently announced its new Partner Program, developed to provide our partners with the tools to win, while simplifying and accelerating the process of bringing innovative optical networking technology to market  in order to quickly meet (and exceed) end-user demands. Built upon the… Read More

Seeding the Clouds: Advancing DCI Technology from Hyperscale to Enterprise and Back
October 3, 2016

By Jay Gill Principal Manager, Cloud & SDN Marketing With the launch of the Cloud Xpress 2, the second generation of Infinera’s market-leading Cloud Xpress Family of data center interconnect (DCI) products, we like to say we’ve raised the bar. The Cloud Xpress 2 is built with our most advanced optical… Read More

Guest Blog: Blazing Trails with Gigabit and Network Innovation in the Upper Midwest
September 26, 2016

By Jon Pederson CTO, Midco Midco makes every effort to stay on the leading edge. In fact, we continuously enhance and expand our services to serve our customer base, which includes 300,000 residential and business customers in 335 communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. We recently announced… Read More

How SANET Created a Different Kind of Network Backbone: A discussion between Marian Ďurkovič, SANET and Geoff Bennett, Infinera
August 9, 2016

Marian Ďurkovič is the network architect for the Slovak Republic’s National Education and Research Network, SANET.  Last year SANET selected Infinera during a public tender for a new network backbone, and Marian is now taking full advantage of the capabilities of the Infinera Cloud Xpress platform to create a new… Read More

Ahead In the Clouds
July 14, 2016

By Jay Gill Principal Product Marketing Manager For the past few years hyperscale Internet content providers (ICPs) have been attracting attention because the global network investments they are making to interconnect their data centers are outpacing investments being made by traditional service providers. Once again in 2015, ICP investments in… Read More