Equinix lights Infinera's DTN-X to connect Frankfurt, Toronto and Singapore data centers

Equinix has tapped Infinera and its DTN-X to provide optical networking connectivity between three locations, including Frankfurt, Toronto and Singapore, a move that it says will enable it to offer 10, 40 and 100G data center interconnect services.

By deploying the Infinera DTN-X platform in these centers, Equinix will be able to deliver up to 100G of coherent transmission via 500 Gbps superchannels with the ability to support 1.2 Tbps super-channels as future demands dictate the need for additional bandwidth. Infinera can support the high capacity super-channels by 500 Gbps photonic integrated circuits (PICs) they have developed for the DTN-X.

Ihab Tarazi, CTO of Equinix , said the DTN-X will enable it to support current and future customer demands.

"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," Tarazi said.

Scale has been a big order of business for Equinix. Today, Equinix operates its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in 32 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

This deal is also important for Infinera, which like other optical companies has been enhancing its customer base beyond traditional Tier 1 telcos. Infinera continues to diversify its customer base and sees growth across the various vertical segments it serves. Today, the vendor has 17 Tier 1 carrier customers globally and a mix of telcos, content providers, cable operators, wholesale providers and enterprises.

Infinera reported in its fourth-quarter 2014 earnings cycle revenues of $186 million, up from $173.6 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to ongoing customer wins of its DTN-X platform.

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