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.
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.
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.”
With a constantly growing demand for high bandwidth services from their corporate and government clients, Moscow’s largest cable provider Akado Telecom turned to Infinera to address the increase in network traffic fuelled by video, cloud, business and social applications.
The speed and efficiency of the upgraded infrastructure helps AKADO to win new clients and quickly deploy 10G services using Infinera’s intuitive point-and-click DNA management system. AKADO is seeing a strong interest in 10G client services from a wide range of emerging businesses seeking fast Internet connection: banks, trading companies, local service providers, state organizations, design and printing agencies, and alike. AKADO is confident that they can now deploy these services faster than any other provider in the marketplace. AKADO is also no well positioned to accommodate future traffic demands and is planning to increase network capacity by adding 100G ports, and, according to Astakhov, high scalability, efficiency and reliability is giving Akado a tremendous competitive advantage.
To handle surging growth in traffic from south-eastern Europe, OTEGLOBE decided to expand both the reach and capacity of its Trans Balkan Network (TBN). Built on the Infinera DTN platform, the TBN network had proved so reliable and flexible that OTEGLOBE chose to upgrade it to the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network™, using Infinera’s next-generation DTN-X platform.
TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), the wholesale arm of TeliaSonera Group, provides a good case study of how global carriers are using 100G-optimized optical infrastructure to support new or expanded business models. Using Infinera’s 500G-based DTN-X to underpin its business strategy, TSIC is equipped to attack its long-term goal to become the global leader in wholesale services. TSIC’s business helped Infinera ascend to and strengthen its position as the leader in annualized 100G sales in North America.
Yahoo Japan was facing exponential growth in demand for both residential and business customers with their network infrastructure carrying millions of transactions generated from the company’s operations. This, in addition to the support for new and innovative applications, was driving exponential capacity growth in the metro space and more particularly between data centers between primary sites in Tokyo. Yahoo Japan turned to Transmode with the need to optimize the interconnection between metro nodes that are connecting the data centers (Data Center Interconnect – DCI) in the Tokyo metro region.
In 2010 Cox made a fundamental change in the way national broadcast video content is distributed to its serving markets. This change was dubbed the “V2B 2.0” initiative and involved using dedicated wavelengths, constructed in a tree-and-branch manner, to deliver the content from two master national headends rather than sending the content over the same routed Layer 3 network used to carry other services such as High Speed Internet, telephony, entertainment on demand, signaling traffic, and business Ethernet services.
Fiberail is a regional carrier’s carrier in Malaysia owning three fiber optic networks along a railroad and gas pipeline corridor. With an extensive fiber network in place, Fiberail provides the backbone infrastructure and ancillary services to telecommunications providers. Fiberail needed to transport a number of 10G links across its network in northern half of Malaysia, initially considering this as a Layer 1 upgrade to their existing network. However, Transmode worked with Fiberail to develop a Layer 2 approach that would be more cost efficient and would provide the greatest value to Fiberail.