Interoute invites Infinera to its 100G party

Interoute, a European cloud service platform provider, has chosen Infinera's (Nasdaq: INFN) DTN-X platform as its 100G platform of choice on its Pan-European network.

Having already deployed Infinera's DTN platform last October for 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services, Interoute's choice of the DTN-X or its 100G backbone is not all that surprising.

The service provider's network is far-reaching with connections in 102 cities and 30 countries with 21 dense city networks located in Europe's major business centers and nine subsea landing stations.

While the initial focus of the deployment is on 100G, the DTN-X can deliver 500Gbps long-haul super-channels based on its photonic integrated circuits (PICs).

"Infinera's solutions have enabled us to deliver anywhere from 10Gb/s to 500Gb/s capacity quickly and allows us to efficiently provision services, as the market dictates," said Jonathan Wright, vice president, Service Provider at Interoute, in a release about the deployment.

Complementing the network capacity, the DTN-X will give Interoute a common management system for end-to-end service delivery.

Being able to name Interoute as one of its DTN-X customers is another positive proof point for Infinera, which will announce its Q1 2013 earnings next Wednesday.

Since introducing the DTN-X, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based vendor has won a number of high profile deals with a number of existing customers, including CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL). The telco is using the DTN-X to support its mix of video and cloud-based services, while supporting 100 GigE services for data center transport and end-user business customers that are requesting larger Ethernet pipes.

For more:
- see the release

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