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Amsterdam Internet Exchange Selects ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro Solution for Future Growth

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Amsterdam Internet Exchange Selects ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro Solution for Future Growth


ADVA FSP 3000 Answers Demand for Huge Data Increase

Amsterdam, Netherlands. June 18, 2012. ADVA Optical Networking announced today that the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world, has selected its 100G Metro solution as a key part of a new core network infrastructure. Connecting data center locations throughout Amsterdam, the 100G Metro solution will double AMS-IX’s current network capacity ensuring that it can meet fierce bandwidth growth and its customers’ expectations.

“We are experiencing exponential growth in data transported over the exchange platform,” said Henk Steenman, CTO at AMS-IX. “We expect that this growth will continue in the next three years. To accommodate this development we are expanding and upgrading the core of our network. Upgrades will be based on new 100G technology and ADVA Optical Networking provides us with a 100G optical network solution to be used in the Amsterdam metro area.”

What’s critical about the 100G Metro solution to AMS-IX is its ease of use. In addition to thoroughly testing it in ADVA Optical Networking’s Meiningen, Germany, facility, AMS-IX also successfully evaluated the solution in its live testbed environment without any issues. To do this, AMS-IX worked closely with ADVA Optical Networking’s services team who were continuously available to discuss and resolve any problems.

“Today’s networks are undergoing a radical transformation,” commented Christoph Glingener, CTO at ADVA Optical Networking. “The demand for 100G technology is growing rapidly, especially as 10G density reaches capacity. Service providers need to ensure they can respond to customers’ data demands and do so effectively. This is particularly true in the metro. Our direct detection 100G Metro solution is the first of its kind to do exactly this.”

Fully incorporated into the ADVA FSP 3000, the 100G Metro solution is based on direct detection 4x28G technology and is a direct response to service providers and enterprises demands for efficient 100Gbit/s data transport across distances of up to 500km. The 100G Metro solution has been designed to deliver four key efficiencies: cost, space, power and spectral.

Watch ADVA Optical Networking’s latest 100G Metro video for further information: adva.li/100metro.

About ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company’s FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers’ networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.

About Amsterdam Internet Exchange

AMS-IX – Amsterdam Internet Exchange – is a neutral and independent Internet exchange based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands since the early 1990’s. AMS-IX has close to 500 interconnected global networks and traffic peak of over 1.5 Tbps, making it one of the most diverse and largest Internet Exchanges in the World. The AMS-IX platform provides professional, high quality, non-blocking peering services for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as e-mail or web content, to also video/TV and voice. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX), the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX).

More information on: www.ams-ix.net.

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