INFINERA | INTERVIEW
Keeping up with Data Centre Interconnect
Stu Elby, senior vice president of cloud network strategy and technology at Infinera, discusses the growing demand for inter-data centre traffic and the efficient solutions which should respond to this challenge.
TUESDAY 03 March, 2015
“…In the early days of cloud, the same equipment was used for both Data Centre Interconnect and end-user traffic. However, with the rise of social media and machine-to-machine communication, bandwidth requirements across DCI have taken off and require a new class of equipment.
With this shift in speed and demand for terabits, operators cannot provide a solution that chews up half a rack of equipment and requires a kilowatt of power – that model simply would not fit into a data centre real estate or energy profile…
At Infinera we have attacked this challenge by applying our photonic integrated circuit technology which allows us to achieve very efficient power and space profiles – the purpose-built Cloud Xpress box…”
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Infinera’s Cloud Xpress will be on display at the Fibre Technologies stand, #G68A, at Data Centre World, 11th – 12th March at London Excel
We are proud to be showcasing the new Cloud Express product from Infinera at Data Center World on 11th / 12th March, specifically aimed at the Ethernet backhaul / connectivity between data centres. Employing the same unique photonic integration technology that also powers Infinera’s market leading transmission and mesh switching solutions to maximise on bandwidth, power saving and rack space, the Cloud Express is ideally placed to provide effecient transport of 10G, 40G and 100G traffic. A common user interface simplifies installation and the option of Infinera’s “Instant Bandwidth” licensing scheme can significantly reduce the initial capex investment required to deploy this high capacity and low latency stackable platform.
Make a date to come and see us at DC World and we’ll look forward to meeting you on stand G68A