PacketFabric, a global provider of an automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, has selected the 100GbE QSFP28 DWDM optics from Inphi COLORZ to increase network capacity between metro data center locations.
PacketFabric has modernized network services by applying cloud-based concepts to provisioning, delivery, and billing. Its Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform facilitates private network connectivity between more than 160 colocation facilities across 20 markets in the United States, Asia-Pacific region and Europe. This platform enables scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal.
With up to 4Tb/s of bandwidth over a single fiber, Inphi COLORZ would now enable PacketFabric to significantly scale its private layer 2 networking platform.
100GbE Metro Ethernet
“Our ability to deliver a cost effective 100GbE metro Ethernet service hinges on quickly turning up underlying optical metro connectivity,” said Lew Maggio, Director of Network Operations, PacketFabric. “The DWDM infrastructure modernization offered by COLORZ reduces our deployment time by over 60% for in metro capacity, allowing us to add terabytes of capacity in response to customer demands.”
Inphi’s COLORZ 100GbE QSFP28 DWDM optical platform leverages Silicon Photonics technology and enables DWDM connectivity directly into switch or router ports. By moving to IP over DWDM and removing transponders, COLORZ would provide lower power and simplify the operational complexity of adding DWDM network capacity. According to Inphi, this allows PacketFabric to maximize cost-efficiency and performance across its regional data center locations.