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Equinix Scales Global Network with Infinera Cloud Xpress for Metro Datacenter Interconnection PDF Icon

October 27, 2015

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2015 – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that Equinix selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress for datacenter interconnection in Tokyo, further broadening its global network with Infinera solutions. Tokyo is the second metro market after Hong Kong where Equinix is deploying the Infinera Cloud Xpress. The Infinera Cloud Xpress family offers hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption to meet Equinix’s growing bandwidth demands.

Equinix is a global interconnection and datacenter company, operating International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) datacenters in 33 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. The Equinix IBX datacenters provide major networks and businesses a place to interconnect, building business ecosystems that have become vital for service providers, enterprise companies, and emerging businesses alike. IBX customers in 21 markets, including Tokyo and Hong Kong, can also use the Equinix Cloud Exchange service, which brings together cloud service providers and users, enabling them to establish affordable, private, high-performance connections to support hybrid cloud strategies.

Equinix selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to serve the growing need for high bandwidth customer interconnections between its four IBX datacenters in Tokyo, which serve more than 260 companies. With the bandwidth provided by the Cloud Xpress, Equinix can continue to scale the number of customers it serves in all four IBX facilities and interconnect them as simply as if they were located in a single IBX facility.

Ideal for high performance datacenter interconnection, the Cloud Xpress leverages Infinera’s unique photonic integrated circuit technology to support up to one terabit per second (Tb/s) of input and output bandwidth in just two rack units with very low power. Designed for a datacenter operational model, with a rack-and-stack form factor, the Cloud Xpress delivers a full 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) super-channel of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) line-side bandwidth over 150 kilometers without any need for additional multiplexers or amplifiers, which is unique among datacenter interconnect products. The Cloud Xpress also enables efficient scaling with extremely simple provisioning and management, and open interfaces to plug into datacenter automation or SDN orchestration systems.

“Equinix is rapidly expanding across the globe,” said Teri Francis, vice president of technology at Equinix. “Cloud Xpress is an ideal solution for us to scale bandwidth in our Hong Kong and Tokyo networks and enhance our ability to connect our customers. Cloud Xpress is extremely simple to deploy and manage and fits our high-density, low power requirements. We are now looking forward to deploying the Cloud Xpress family in other markets globally to take advantage of these same scaling benefits.”

“The continued deployment of the Cloud Xpress by a leading datacenter operator like Equinix underscores the value Cloud Xpress brings to high-bandwidth datacenter interconnect,” said Stu Elby, senior vice president of cloud network strategy and technology at Infinera. “The Cloud Xpress, a purpose-built rack-and-stack datacenter platform, is ideal for operators in Asia where space limitation is a factor. The Cloud Xpress addresses the critical needs of datacenter operators and continues to gain traction in networks across the globe.”

Infinera introduced the Cloud Xpress family in 2014 delivering a cloud-optimized WDM solution to cloud service providers, Internet content providers, Internet Exchange service providers and other large-scale datacenter operators. Infinera recently expanded the Cloud Xpress family by shipping Cloud Xpress with 100 GbE, offering customers the choice of 10 GbE, 40 GbE and 100 GbE interfaces to meet their specific requirements.

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Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and simplify optical network operations. Infinera’s end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, datacenter interconnect and metro applications. Infinera’s unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. To learn more about Infinera visit, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at

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This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements relating to the benefits of the features and functionality of Infinera’s Cloud Xpress family of products and future deployments of those products. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera’s business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 27, 2015 as filed with the SEC on July 31, 2015, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at and the SEC’s website at Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.