ServerCentral, a Chicago-based managed IT services provider, will deploy the Waveserver data center interconnect (DCI) platform from Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN; see "Ciena Waveserver targets data center interconnect"). Use the optical systems will improve ServerCentral's ability to scale bandwidth and otherwise deliver high-speed data transfer, virtual machine migration, and disaster recovery/backup between data centers for its customers, Ciena asserts.
The managed IT service provider targets technology, finance, health care, and e-commerce firms. It leverages data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia to deliver colocation, managed services, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and cloud-based offerings to these such firms, which range from startups to global Fortune 500 companies.
"Today's organizations are faced with increasingly complex, cloud-based architectures. In order to help our customers architect, deploy, manage, and scale the optimal solutions for their business, we need to continue to evolve our scalable, flexible, and redundant network," says Bill Lowry, vice president, products, at ServerCentral, in describing why the company decided to deploy the Waveserver platforms.
The Waveserver will enable ServerCentral to provide reliable connectivity at 10, 40, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet, Ciena says. The systems' flexibility will enable ServerCentral to change these connectivity rates on short notice, the technology vendor adds.
Meanwhile, use of Ciena's Emulation Cloud open application development environment will enable ServerCentral can create, test, and optimize customized web-scale applications for its customers, Ciena adds. Ciena's Essentials App will enable ServerCentral to manage its Waveserver systems manually or remotely.
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