Equinix employs BTI's 7000 series to support growth in Singapore

Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is deploying BTI Systems' Data Interconnect solution, including its BTI 7000 Series to interconnect its data centers in Singapore.

Singapore has been a major growth hub for Equinix as its home to one of the largest Internet exchanges.

In Singapore, Equinix's data centers provide over 347,000 sq. ft. of colocation space with access to top Singapore and global markets.

"Singapore is important to Equinix because it is an access point to one of the world's largest global roaming exchanges and the largest Internet exchange point in Southesast Asia," said Sally Bament, VP of global marketing for BTI Systems, in an interview with FierceTelecom. "They provide services to big enterprises, including financials, media companies, and Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers."

With the BTI 7000 Series, Equinix said it will be able to unify packet and optical service delivery onto one platform as it consolidates various network layers. It also offers the data center provider a 10G to 100G Coherent WDM optical layer and multidegree ROADM Dynamic Optical Layer.

"It allows Equinix to eliminate multiple devices because we were collapsing what you would do with many physical devices into one and a nice migration for them to 100G with the 7800," Bament said.  

For BTI, the Equinix win provides the vendor with validation for the Intelligent Cloud Connect offering.

"This is a great momentum and proof point for us," Bament said.

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