Nokia says it has provided its DWDM technology to Internet Thailand Public Company Ltd. (INET) to provide data center interconnect (DCI) capabilities between two data centers in the capital city of Bangkok, Thailand to a site in Saraburi. Nokia has deployed the DWDM technology in conjunction with reseller Teohong Silom Co. Ltd., making it Thailand's first long-haul DCI deployment, the company says.
To support growing demand for data hosting, INET has invested in multiple data center sites. The service provider therefore needs extensive data connection between these sites for customer data security and management, with an improved total cost of ownership (TCO).
Nokia says its DCI technology will help INET provide reliable network connections to existing and new customers by introducing multiple types of data center interfaces and data rates. Managed by the Network Services Platform, the DCI network is based on the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS).
"As a leading ICT solutions provider that is growing its data center business, we were faced with the challenge of connecting multiple sites spread over increasing distances," said Wanchai Vach-shewadumrong, INET's deputy managing director. "A simple dark fiber connection proved insufficient for scaling the business, therefore we evaluated several DCI solutions in the market. Nokia's product features and reliability, along with strong support from the local team, gives us the confidence we need to freely expand our data center capacity without the constraint of any interconnection bandwidth."
Nokia supplied the 1830 PSS to Chinese service provider Xiaomi for a DCI application earlier this year (see "Xiaomi chooses Nokia for fiber data center interconnect").
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