Ethernet exchange NDIX deploys Smartoptics gear for 100G data center interconnect

Dec. 20, 2022
NDIX’s network is about the size and scope to a Tier 2 service provider, with over 4,000 ports connected at more than 100 data centers, according to Smartoptics.

Smartoptics says it will supply elements of its DCP-M family of open line systems to Dutch Ethernet exchange services provider NDIX. The exchange will upgrade its data center interconnect links to 100G, with a pathway to 400G.

NDIX’s network is about the size and scope to a Tier 2 service provider, with over 4,000 ports connected at more than 100 data centers, according to Smartoptics. NDIX enables more than 100 partners to reach customers large and small, including large government institutions throughout the Netherlands as well as in Germany.

According to Smartoptics CEO Magnus Grenfeldt, the DCP-M open line systems portfolio will run multiple bit rates in parallel with low latency and high density while supporting disaggregated networking. Operators can upgrade the systems by replacing the optics.

“We carefully analyzed several potential solutions and Smartoptics stood out from the competition for its ease of use,” commented Thomas van de Lagemaat, manager, NOC/Operations at NDIX. “In theory, it sounded very simple, almost too good to be true. When we actually tested one of these open line systems, we were blown away that it really was as easy in practice. Smartoptics keeps its promises, offering a true plug-and-play experience that helps us grow our network at scale. We appreciate their honesty and reliability as a partner and look forward to continuing future collaboration.”

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