Windstream announced that it has selected the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform to facilitate the delivery of 100Gbps Data Center Interconnects (DCI) in the New York metropolitan area. The Coriant Groove G30 was developed to meet the explosive demand for Data Center Interconnects for the ever-growing colocation data center market.
A data center interconnect is the networking of two or more data centers to enable them to share resources and pass workloads among them. The Coriant high density DCI platform will enhance the Windstream interconnect platform and enable the company to easily meet the high-bandwidth connectivity demands of its clients which include leading global data center and cloud service providers.
Windstream indicated that the choice for Coriant Groove G30 DCI Platform was motivated by its high density, cooling power efficiency, and a modular design that minimizes low upfront costs. A modular design allows the user to purchase only the required minimum number of modules and add more modules when demand grows.
The Windstream New York metro rollout takes advantage of dense 100G client facing interfaces and 200G line side coherent optical transmission powered by Coriant CloudWave™ Optics. Coherent optics is the latest high data rate transmission technology used for 100Gbps and beyond.
The modular platform can handle 3.2 terabits of capacity throughput in a small and easily pluggable 1RU form factor, and allows service providers and cloud and data center operators to develop their own DCI optical transmission solutions using modular functions, available through open APIs. The solution supports programmable dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) line cards to optimize the high-bandwidth transmission from 100G to 400G in metro, regional, or long-distance DCI applications.
Windstream Holdings Inc provides advanced networking, connectivity and technology solutions for end users, businesses, enterprises, and wholesalers in the United States. The company offers bundled services, including broadband Internet, security solutions, VoIP and TV services to end users. Windstream also offers data, cloud computing services, unified communications and fully managed services to SMEs and enterprise customers. Windstream is a supplier of core transport services on access and long-distance fiber optic network with a reach of about 129,000 miles. More information can be found at windstream.com.
Coriant provides innovative and dynamic networking services for a fast-growing and cloud-centric enterprise world. The SDN-enabled Coriant portfolio, packet optical communications and DCI solutions allows operators to easily scale network bandwidth, minimize operational complexity, and develop the basis for a new generation of wireless, video, and cloud computing solutions. Coriant supports the world leading communication operators, including mobile and fixed line solution providers, Web 2.0 content providers, MSOs, government departments, and large enterprises.
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