DE-CIX, a Frankfurt, Germany-based Internet Exchange, on Tuesday selected ADVA Optical Networking's (XETRA: ADV.DE) FSP 3000 to connect its data centers with 100G metro channels.
Built by network integration partner AXIANS Germany, this deployment will enable DE-CIX to migrate from its current 10G to 100G without any impact to its current customer base.
While DE-CIX currently transports over 2 Tbps of peak Internet traffic, this network upgrade will enable it to better respond to current and new traffic surges that it says are constantly rising.
Arnold Nipper, CTO at DE-CIX, said that "We're seeing a continuous increase in data traffic with a growth rate of about 80 percent every year, an increase that shows no signs of slowing down."
Nipper added that the in-service migration and small form factor, were what drove it to chose ADVA's FSP 3000 100G platform.
"ADVA Optical Networking's 100G Metro enables us to migrate our current 10G services while at the same time adding 100G capacity in the simplest manner possible," he said. "But it's the small footprint and the low power consumption of the ADVA solution that make all the difference: ADVA Optical Networking is simply the only vendor out there with 100G in this form factor."
Unlike other vendors in the 100G race, namely, Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) and Ciena (Nasdaq: CIEN), ADVA has opted to not leverage coherent technology but instead 4x28G direct detection technology. The vendor claims that using this method enables it to offer service providers like DE-CIX a more effective solution that's better designed for a metro environment where the distance between nodes are shorter than a long-haul network.
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