Infinera Cloud Xpress

Infinera tackles metro on two fronts

Believing there are two distinct metro markets – metro aggregation and metro cloud – that require different approaches, Infinera has announced a pair of metro initiatives. The company will offer new metro-aggregation capabilities for the DTN-X in 2015, as well as the new Cloud Xpress platform by the end of this year for nearer-term cloud/data center interconnect requirements.

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