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DE-CIX Chooses ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro Solution for Rapid Network Migration

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DE-CIX Chooses ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro Solution for Rapid Network Migration


ADVA FSP 3000 Provides Seamless Path from 10G to 100G and Beyond

Frankfurt, Germany. September 25, 2012. ADVA Optical Networking announced today that DE-CIX, the world’s largest Internet Exchange, has chosen the ADVA FSP 3000 to connect its core Frankfurt data centers with multiple 100G Metro channels. To be deployed by AXIANS Germany, the new infrastructure enables DE-CIX to migrate its current 10G services to 100G without any disruption. This migration is critical for DE-CIX as it responds to continued fierce increases in data traffic. Currently transporting over 2Tbit/s of peak Internet traffic, DE-CIX expects this figure to rise dramatically.

“We’re seeing a continuous increase in data traffic with a growth rate of about 80% every year, an increase that shows no signs of slowing down,” said Arnold Nipper, CTO at DE-CIX. “To meet this enormous surge in data it’s critical that we migrate the core of our network. What’s more, we need to do so in the most seamless manner possible. We have a record of 100% uptime and this is something we cannot risk. ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro enables us to migrate our current 10G services while at the same time adding 100G capacity in the simplest manner possible. But it’s the small footprint and the low power consumption of the ADVA solution that make all the difference: ADVA Optical Networking is simply the only vendor out there with 100G in this form factor.”

Fully integrated into the ADVA FSP 3000, ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro solution is built on 4x28G direct detection technology delivering four key efficiencies: cost, space, power and spectral. These efficiencies are critical for service providers and enterprises that want to deploy 100G solutions in the metro environment, but do not want the associated cost or footprint of coherent technology. ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro solution is a direct response to customers’ demands for efficient 100Gbit/s data transport across distances of up to 500km. DE-CIX was able to see these efficiencies and the solution’s ease of use in a series of live demonstrations in simulated network environments at ADVA Optical Networking’s Meiningen campus and the AXIANS Proof of Concept Lab in Cologne.

“The market’s response to our 100G Metro solution has been phenomenal,” commented Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, vice president Sales, Central Europe, ADVA Optical Networking. “It clearly highlights the real need for direct detection technology that can deliver the promise of 100G technology to the metro environment now. Our 100G Metro solution has been engineered to answer every pain point that service providers and enterprises are currently feeling. Reducing cost, space and power consumption while increasing spectral efficiency are challenging demands in the metro. DE-CIX is not only a market leader but also a technology leader and together with AXIANS we’re helping to build a sustainable network that answers bandwidth demand now and for the future.”

“DE-CIX is faced with aggressive data demands,” said Detlev Schmidt, head of the AXIANS Business Unit Carrier & Service Provider. “Serving over 480 customers from more than 50 countries places unprecedented strains on its core network. To ensure that it can meet its customer expectations and scale for future growth, we’re helping DE-CIX to build one of the most advanced networks of its kind. Centered upon the ADVA FSP 3000, DE-CIX is building its core infrastructure on a firm foundation: A 100G Metro foundation that has already been tested in some of the most demanding network environments.”

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 DE-CIX

DE-CIX German Internet Exchange is the central, international Internet exchange in Frankfurt am Main. DE-CIX enables the exchange of IP-traffic, the so called peering between Internet Service Providers through a distributed, failsafe, and highly scalable switch infrastructure. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX today is the most important Internet exchange for Central and Eastern Europe, and the largest Internet exchange worldwide for data throughput. Over 480 ISPs from over 50 countries carry out an essential part of their Internet traffic through DE-CIX. The independent carrier-neutral owner and operator of the Internet exchange is DE-CIX Management GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of eco e.V., German Internet Industry Association based in Cologne. Further information available at: www.de-cix.net.


As a global brand of VINCI Energies, one of the leading European providers of energy and information technology, AXIANS focuses on designing, delivering and maintaining next-generation networking technology that helps customers extend and maintain their competitive momentum. The solution portfolio includes Optical Transmission, Service Infrastructure, Network Protection and Professional Services as well as Managed Services and Network Operation. In an international team of technical experts and consultants AXIANS established itself as one of the leading systems integration and service partners for large enterprises and service providers in Europe . AXIANS is member of ServiceOne Alliance, an alliance of like-minded networking service partners that has been created to provide high quality, consistent local service delivery for customers around the globe. More information about AXIANS at www.axians.com.

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