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Vtesse Extends its ROADM Network to Connect Telehouse London Data Centres
By: Business Wire
Feb. 25, 2013 05:59 AM
Vtesse, the leading UK business communications provider, has today announced it has upgraded its services into the Telehouse data centre campus in London’s Docklands, adding Telehouse to its expanding multi-degree ROADM (Re-configurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexers) node network.
These upgrades mean Telehouse’s customers can now gain access to ultra-high bandwidth solutions in the UK’s shortest possible lead-times, with 10Gbps connectivity available in just 15 working days – a drastic reduction on the average industry range of 40 to 60 working days.
Vtesse first partnered with Telehouse in 2007 when the company established its presence in Telehouse’s London data centres. The relationship has since grown, with Vtesse working closely with Telehouse and its parent company, KDDI, and their customers, to provide high bandwidth Ethernet, fibre channel and IP transit connectivity. The growing demand for such services has been one of the key drivers for these new ROADM upgrades. While ROADM networks have previously been associated with providing operational benefits to network operators, Vtesse has recognised how ROADM technology can also benefit enterprises with faster installation lead-times and a reliable means to support on-demand, consumption-based IT.
Vtesse’s next-generation ROADM network, removes the need to dispatch engineers to manually turn up 10Gbps or build other new services at intermediate DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) nodes, as these can be remotely configured from Vtesse’s Network Operations Centre instead. This pioneering technology allows for dramatically faster lead-times, as the only field service activities required are the installation of optical components at the end customer locations.
Utilising Vtesse’s Tellabs® 7100 Nano™ Optical Transport System, which provides up to 88 wavelengths per fibre, the upgrade also delivers a huge increase in available capacity, while also ensuring the facilities are connected to Vtesse’s other ROADM nodes located at key data centre sites.
Paul Besley, General Manager Sales and Marketing, Vtesse, commented, “With the increase in on-demand IT cloud solutions, we are seeing a corresponding need for fast turn up of high speed networks, as well as more agile IT infrastructures. Vtesse is responding by offering Gigabit speed services over our ROADM network in just 15 working days, less than half the current industry lead-time. By connecting Telehouse’s data centres to our expanding ROADM network, Telehouse customers can now rapidly connect Docklands to other ROADM sites, as well as to key London locations.”
Michelle Reid, Telehouse’s Sales and Marketing Director said: “We are delighted to extend the Vtesse ROADM capability into Telehouse. We pride ourselves in offering customers the unbeatable level of network capability on the data centre market and Vtesse adds to the vast array of options available at our site”.
Since 2000, Vtesse has been building and operating one of the UK’s largest fibre-based networks and prides itself on innovative solutions and flexible designs for customers requiring the ultimate in high availability, managed wide area networks.
Vtesse provides a range of networking solutions to UK-based organisations, system integrators, carriers and cloud service providers. The company specialises in providing networking services to organisations with mission-critical communications requirements, including to some of the UK’s most prestigious financial and government organisations.
For more details on Vtesse’s ROADM network, please visit: www.vtesse.com/roadm
Telehouse provides global Tier III data centres, connectivity and managed ICT solutions, providing secure and resilient infrastructure for mission-critical IT systems. Established in 1989, Telehouse became Europe’s first carrier neutral colocation provider. Today, the company is at the heart of the Internet and telecommunications infrastructure, serving over 1,000 major corporations worldwide, across a wide range of industries including government and financial institutions. Telehouse is the data centre subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI, a $45 billion Global Fortune 300 telecommunications and systems integration provider. In 2012, Telehouse in conjunction with KDDI launched its own brand of cloud services offering dedicated and hybrid IAAS.
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