Phoenix NAP deploys Cyan packet-optical products for data center interconnectivity

Phoenix NAP, a next-generation data center and network access point, has deployed packet-optical solutions from Cyan to interconnect the company’s 90,000-square foot colocation facility with a second data center in the Phoenix area over a dark fiber infrastructure.

Phoenix NAP, a next-generation data center and network access point, has deployed packet-optical offerings from Cyan to interconnect the company’s 90,000-square foot colocation facility with a second data center in the Phoenix area over a dark fiber infrastructure.

To bring more carrier connectivity alternatives into the facility in 2011, Phoenix NAP required scalable and resilient packet-optical, interconnectivity with a second data center in the Phoenix area. Phoenix NAP selected Cyan's Z-Series packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP) and multilayer software systems to provide a highly-scalable, low-latency network for transporting customer traffic between the two sites in a fault-tolerant ring configuration, using diverse fiber paths.

“Our state-of-the-art data center facility was designed with the latest technologies to support disaster recovery and business continuity services with secure, highly reliable network access,” says Raman Sud, director, network infrastructure for Phoenix NAP. “Cyan's transport solutions provided the rare combination of ultra-low latency transport, architectural scale, and performance, with simple and flexible operations. When you add in Cyan's incredible customer service, you've got the kind of partner that helps us to meet the diverse needs of our customers while keeping infrastructure costs in check.”

Phoenix NAP selected Cyan's Z-Series platform for its versatile architecture, which economically supports Ethernet, DWDM, and wavelength selectable switching for ultra low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet transport, as well as the ability of Cyan's multi-layer software to more efficiently plan, manage, and verify networks.

“As a next-generation data center facility, Phoenix NAP clearly embraces powerful new solutions for upgrading their infrastructure and scaling their network capacity,” says Nick Thomas, head of data center sales, Cyan. “By utilizing Cyan's Z-Series platform and multi-layer software systems, Phoenix NAP is now better equipped to meet the needs of their growing customer base by delivering new higher-performing services, enabling greater visibility into those services and at a lower cost.”

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