Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has announced the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform across the Equinix locations in Frankfurt, Toronto and Singapore. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X platform, enables Equinix to offer differentiated services and increase network efficiency.
Equinix is a global interconnection and data center company, operating International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in 32 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions.
With the Infinera DTN-X platform, Equinix can deliver capacity of 100 Gb/s coherent transmission today via 500 Gb/s super-channels, featuring a forward-scale design to support 1.2 terabit per second (Tb/s) super-channels in the future. The high capacity super-channels are enabled by 500 Gb/s photonic integrated circuits (PICs), developed and fabricated by Infinera.
PICs enable the DTN-X platform to integrate wavelength division multiplexing super-channel transmission with up to 12 Tb/s of non-blocking optical transport network (OTN) switching, which is designed to provide seamless scaling for meshed traffic as Equinix‘s requirements grow in the future. The DTN-X also features SDN-ready application programming interfaces that are engineered to enable network programmability and automation of network operations to reduce both operational cost and service delivery times while enabling new services.
“Equinix continues to invest in strengthening the underlying infrastructure of our IBX data centers, which will increase our ability to anticipate and serve our customers’ needs,” said Ihab Tarazi, Equinix CTO. “With Infinera‘s Intelligent Transport Networks we are able to deliver rapid service, increase flexibility within our ever-expanding global footprint and leverage SDN-ready features for network automation capabilities.