From the Wires
OVH Deploys Infinera DTN-X to Deliver 500 Gb/s Super-Channels for Pan-European Cloud Network
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 28, 2013 08:01 AM
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, announced today that OVH will deploy the Infinera DTN-X platform for their Pan-European Network, featuring 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) super-channels. OVH is the largest web hosting company in Europe supporting both public and private cloud services. The DTN-X platform will enable OVH to increase its network capacity by potentially up to 10 times what was previously offered, connecting data centers throughout 10 major European cities in seven countries.
With the Infinera DTN-X platform, OVH will deploy multi-terabit optical transmission capacity across its optical network to support the growing and dynamic capacity demands of cloud services. The DTN-X delivers the industry's first commercially available 500 Gb/s long-haul optical super-channels, which OVH will deploy to provide services to its consumers and enterprise customers with its data centers, across 10,000 kms of optical fiber.
OVH's customers require large amounts of bandwidth very quickly, and a key factor in its selection of the DTN-X was the combination of integrated OTN switching with the delivery of 500 G/bs long-haul super-channels based on Infinera's 500 Gb/s Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) and second generation FlexCoherent Processor. Integrated OTN switching enables efficient utilization of long-haul capacity while at the same time enabling OVH to rapidly deploy large amounts of optical bandwidth for customer services. The Infinera DTN-X platform will be deployed across routes on OVH's network, such as the 1,200 kms Roubaix-Paris-Strasbourg-Frankfurt route, scaling the capacity of the network while lowering operational costs.
"We've chosen an innovative technology leader, offering the best solution on the market to meet our capacity, flexibility and service lead time requirements," said Octave Klaba, CEO at OVH. "We continue to be impressed by Infinera's PIC technology and the DTN-X platform -- from significantly simplifying our operations and reducing the time to deploy bandwidth to fundamentally lowering our total cost of ownership."
"After a rigorous and competitive bid process, OVH's selection of the DTN-X demonstrates that Infinera's solution for multi-terabit optical networks proves valuable to markets above and beyond traditional network operators," said Chris Champion, VP, EMEA Sales for Infinera. "We are pleased that Infinera continues to grow within OVH's optical footprint as they aggressively deploy cutting edge cloud and web hosting services."
OVH first selected Infinera's Digital Optical Network in 2007, deploying the DTN platform for an international expansion across Europe.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera product capabilities, advantages, and the current and planned future functionality including: that the DTN-X platform will increase network capacity by potentially up to 10 times what was previously offered will scale the capacity of the network while lowering operational costs. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our reliance on single-source suppliers, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes. Further information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect our business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 6, 2012, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on our website at www.infinera.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.
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