Infinera and Core-Backbone have announced the deployment of the Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 for high-capacity data center interconnect (DCI) between six cities in Europe. With Cloud Xpress 2, Core-Backbone demonstrates its leadership in deploying advanced technologies to grow its multi-city data center networks.
Core-Backbone is a Germany-based data center operator and service provider delivering Internet Protocol (IP) transit, Layer 2 connectivity and remote peering interconnection with secure, high-availability network connectivity to internet exchanges across Europe. Core-Backbone previously deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to provide 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) services between Frankfurt and Nuremberg. Now with the Cloud Xpress 2, featuring the Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine, Core-Backbone will add multiple terabits per second (Tb/s) of interconnection capacity between these cities and several others, including Amsterdam, Vienna and Munich, allowing the company to meet its customers’ rapidly growing bandwidth demands.
The Cloud Xpress 2 delivers simplicity, scalability, security and efficiency to Core-Backbone and other DCI customers. With the Cloud Xpress 2, Core-Backbone benefits from the highest plug-and-play capacity and reach of any compact DCI platform, simplifying system design, deployment and operations. With 1.2 Tb/s of line-side capacity in a single rack unit and very high power-efficiency, the Cloud Xpress 2 is designed to fit easily into space- and power-constrained data center environments. With Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth, the industry’s first software defined capacity (SDC) solution, Core-Backbone can software-activate line-side bandwidth in 100 Gb/s increments when needed in minutes, aligning with their bandwidth demands. The Cloud Xpress 2 supports built-in hardware-based data encryption employing advanced industry standards and enabling 100 percent encryption of data transmitted between data centers.
“Since our original deployment of Cloud Xpress, Core-Backbone’s expansion has continued to accelerate and we are seeing unprecedented demand for connectivity between our points of presence in the large internet exchange sites,” said Daniel Maresch, Core-Backbone CEO. “Cloud Xpress 2 allows us to satisfy that demand with almost five times the density of the original Cloud Xpress, lower power consumption and the same simple operational model. The plug-and-play simplicity of Cloud Xpress 2 is critically important to efficient operations in a lean organization like Core-Backbone.”
“We are delighted to have Core-Backbone continue to grow their network with the Infinera Cloud Xpress Family,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, EMEA at Infinera. “The example of Core-Backbone shows that Cloud Xpress 2 fits a wide range of DCI applications and that high-bandwidth DCI service providers of all sizes can benefit from its extreme simplicity, multi-terabit scalability, security and efficiency.”
The Infinera Cloud Xpress Family is designed to deliver cloud-optimized metro wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) solutions to cloud service providers, internet content providers (ICPs), enterprise network operators and other large-scale data center operators. The Cloud Xpress 2 began shipping this year and is deployed in major ICP networks. The Cloud Xpress Family offers customers the choice of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 40 GbE and 100 GbE client interfaces to meet their specific requirements. All models in the Cloud Xpress Family are designed for plug-and-play installation and support for data center automation using open SDN APIs, zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) and streaming telemetry.
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