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 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

Focused on Building Environmentally Sustainable Networks
April 11, 2017

Sustainable business practices are key to Infinera. In March, Infinera’s Green Team hosted Acterra’s Green Team Spring Forum, where Silicon Valley-based leaders met to focus on sustainability and environmental protection efforts, share successes and challenges, and support each other. Acterra’s Silicon Valley Green Team Network brings together volunteer representatives from… Read More

Warming Our Hearts by Helping Others
March 24, 2017

During January, Infinera held a One Warm Coat and clothing drive to benefit the Sacred Heart Community Service (Sacred Heart), one of the many community service projects organized by the Infinera Community Fund (ICF). For the past few years, ICF has held a coat and clothing drive during the month… Read More

The Five Steps to Cognitive Networking (Part 2 of 2)
March 20, 2017

In part one of this two-part blog series, I talked about the first two steps on the journey to cognitive networking. I noted that the industry has widely deployed dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) – Step 1 – but in a way that is highly manual when adding new optical capacity.… Read More

The Five Steps to Cognitive Networking (Part 1 of 2)
March 15, 2017

Since the founding of Infinera in 2001, our vision has been to deliver an infinite pool of intelligent bandwidth that the next communications infrastructure is built upon. To that end, we build Intelligent Transport Networks that leverage the massive capacity available via photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and coherent optical engines,… Read More

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