Coriant says it has supplied its Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform (NDP) to carrier and data center-neutral internet exchange point (IXP)Stockholm Internet eXchange (STHIX). STHIX recently deployed Coriant's optical transport systems to enhance the flexibility of STHIX's metro network and to scale interconnect capacity.According to Coriant, supporting the increasing metro traffic demands of over 100 connected networks and end-user ISP customers is part of the enhancements.
Coriant says that the metro deployment of the Groove G30 for STHIX will use 200G coherent optical transmission and support a wide range of end-user services, including 100G client-side services. The optical transport platform will enable STHIX to enhance its current peering platform, which is distributed over Stockholm's six major data centers and Gothenburg's main data center.
"We operate in a fast paced and dynamic environment, and we were looking for a future-proof solution with the ability to easily adapt and turn up member services quickly," said Rasmus Aberg, STHIX chief executive officer. "The Coriant Groove G30 solution proved a perfect fit for our needs with its compelling modular design, cost-effective scalability, and a level of operational simplicity that enabled us to accelerate high-speed service deployment faster than I've ever experienced."
"Internet Exchanges like STHIX play a critical role in the global Internet ecosystem – and this will only increase over time as they brace for a new generation of dynamic, high-bandwidth applications like IoT and 5G," added Richard Fellner, Coriant's Managing Director of Europe. "We are pleased to be working closely with STHIX as they evolve their metro network to meet a new set of challenges with our purpose-built Groove solution."
Following a planned launch this summer, the STHIX's peering platform will be extended to Copenhagen's main data centers, says Coriant.
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