Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd. (JPIX) is Japan’s first commercial internet exchange (IX) provider, established in 1997. As an IX, JPIX is a critical part of Japan’s cloud infrastructure, offering high-performance connectivity services between providers, wholesalers and their end users. JPIX’s priority was to improve its network configuration and scalability to reduce the costs associated with frequent replacement of legacy transmission devices. JPIX required an optical transport device with improved scalability – one that was capable of transmitting massive amounts of data.
Interoute was born out of a vision to connect the business hubs of Europe with the continent’s largest, fastest and most advanced fiber optic network. As part of its growth strategy, Interoute was looking to expand the bandwidth of its pan-European long-haul network to efficiently deliver new cloud-based network services to its customers. Interoute needed an easy-to-operate solution that would enable it to quickly and efficiently provision network services to support unpredictable capacity demands.
HUTCHISON GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (HGC) is a leading fixed-line operator, IT service provider, carrier’s carrier and one of Hong Kong’s largest-scale Wi-Fi service providers. HGC wanted to provide mobile operators within the Hong Kong region with high-capacity active mobile fronthaul services. HGC selected Infinera’s XTM Series active Mobile Fronthaul Solution for deployment across its optical network in Hong Kong. With links now live, HGC is turning up one of the world’s first commercially available mobile fronthaul services to mobile operators in Hong Kong, including 3 Hong Kong, HGC’s sister company.
Research and Education (R&E) networks enable a wide variety of users to collaborate effectively over long distances. Researchers from educational and government institutions access experimental facilities, share high-performance computing (HPC) clusters and exchange huge data sets. Dynamic experiments, new collaborations, and intensive short-term computing requirements drive large fluctuations in bandwidth demand and traffic patterns. This requires very high-capacity metro optical transport that is simple to deploy and scale, while meeting the space and power constraints of any data center environment. Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks are proving to be a very good fit for these requirements, and a key enabler for R&E networking.
Australia Japan Cable (AJC) experienced a network outage on its subsea optical network between Japan and Guam. AJC needed to quickly restore network services to its customers while undertaking subsea cable repairs.
Windstream is a leading provider of advanced network communications to businesses and consumers nationwide. Windstream needed to quickly expand the bandwidth of its long-haul express network. Windstream’s strategy is to offer new and advanced services to its customers in the shortest time possible.
With the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network and full turnkey and spares management services Windstream expanded its long-haul express network by 9,500 miles and now provides 100G Wave transport services in 44 markets across the continental U.S.
Leading Internet Exchange (IX) providers want to connect all of their facilities within a single metro area and operate them as a single, large scale, distributed IX. This requires very high capacity metro optical transport that is simple to deploy and scale, and fits the space and power constraints of an urban data center environment. Infinera’s Cloud Xpress is proving to be an ideal fit for these requirements, and a key enabler for the distributed IX.
Internet Content Providers (ICPs), such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others, are building ever-larger cloud infrastructures to deliver their innovative services. To enhance their users’ Quality of Experience with lower latency and consistent service, they are extending the cloud closer to users, building new datacenters across major metro areas, and interconnecting them to create Metro Cloud networks. Several of the top ICP’s are relying on Infinera’s Cloud Xpress platform, with hyper-scale density, low power consumption and a simple deployment and operations model, to build their Metro Clouds.
Infinera’s DTN-X solution was deployed as part of Pacnet’s 100 Gbps optical core network upgrade within just nine weeks. The DTN-X’s FastSMP technology ensures that Pacnet’s customers can survive multiple fiber cuts with sub-50ms restoration time. Instant bandwidth functionality and a multiterabit capability allow Pacnet to deliver network upgrades in seconds and support ever increasing intra and inter-regional bandwidth demands.
DANTE has a certain obligation to favor leading edge technology, and it has found no other solution that can match the high levels of Infinera’s electronic and optical integration in the Intelligent Transport Network. However, it can be risky to be amongst the first customers for such an advanced technology. We asked DANTE’s CTO, Michael Enrico, for his feelings about this decision.
“Infinera was obviously the first, and still remains, the only vendor able to offer a coherent super-channel solution based on photonic integrated circuits. But for me it’s interesting to see that as soon as this solution was available, service providers showed a strong preference to buy it, rather than a solution based on discrete optical components.”