400G Network Deployed Using Cyan Blue Planet SDN

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Here’s our review of some of this week’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:

Cyan selected by GlobalConnect for 400G network.  Cyan (CYNI) customer GlobalConnect, the leading Danish alternative provider of network and hosting services, announced it has completed the deployment of a 400G network employing the Cyan Blue Planet software-defined networking (SDN) system and Z-Series packet-optical platform throughout Denmark. The Denmark-wide 400G rollout is anchored by Cyan Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms (P-OTPs). The GlobalConnect network spans Denmark with 12,000 fiber route kilometers and includes extensions into northern Germany and southern Sweden. The network upgrade allows GlobalConnect to deliver a wide variety of ultra-high-capacity wavelength and Ethernet services to enterprise customers and data center operators, as well as wholesale services to other carriers. “Many people think that the name of the game for service providers is simply adding more and more capacity,” said Peter Olsen, GlobalConnect chief technical officer.  “While capacity is certainly crucial, unless we can drive enhanced capabilities and features into our network we will suffer from bandwidth commoditization. Working with Cyan, we’ve been able to architect a next-generation network that is operationally more efficient, delivers the scalability we need, and provides a means to deliver enhanced services to our customers.”

Yahoo! Japan deploys Juniper QFabric. Juniper Networks (JNPR) announced that Yahoo! Japan has deployed a Juniper Networks QFX3000-M QFabric System at its new environmentally friendly “Shirakawa Data Center.” It is a large-scale IT data center that covers the Tokyo metropolitan area and East Japan. It now operates a single-layer network fabric based on Juniper Networks QFabric technology to deliver more cost-effective, low-latency performance and linear scalability. The deployed system will support up to 768 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) with low latency, providing YAHOO! Japan customers with a high-quality online experience, no matter where they are. A MX960 3D Universal Edge Router is also implemented at the site to support advanced services. “YAHOO! Japan is a pioneer in Internet service delivery, and Juniper Networks has been proud to play a part of this success for many years,” said Douglas Murray, senior vice president, Juniper Networks Asia Pacific. “Implementing QFabric as the network foundation of its new state-of-the-art data center will support the company’s expansion and future innovation in Japan seamlessly. It also serves as a testament to QFabric traction in Japan and throughout the Asia Pacific region.”

EdgeCast and Telia Sonera partner.  EdgeCast Networks and TeliaSonera announced a managed CDN agreement that will bring new site acceleration and CDN solutions to TeliaSonera’s customer base while expanding the reach and capacity of the EdgeCast network. Under the agreement, both companies will make significant investments in high-performance network infrastructure, along with sales and marketing efforts, to address the massive demand for acceleration and CDN solutions across TeliaSonera’s Nordic markets. TeliaSonera will leverage its massive regional network presence, along with EdgeCast’s proven CDN technology, to build out a regional CDN that will be directly connected to EdgeCast’s worldwide network. “TeliaSonera is the premier, dominant provider in a critical region — and after many years working with them, I’m excited we’re bringing our relationship to this new level,” said James Segil, co-founder and president of EdgeCast Networks. “They have a huge number of deep customer relationships, and will now be able to offer those customers powerful and proven CDN solutions.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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