Ciena supplies packet networking and converged packet optical platforms to Aecero for Cloud Exchange launch

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) says it will supply Southern California data center provider Aecero with its packet networking and converged packet optical transport platforms to support the launch of the Aecero Cloud Exchange service. According to Ciena, Aecero will use the service to address the computing challenge of reaching the cloud.

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) says it will supply Southern California data center provider Aecero with its packet networking and converged packet optical transport platforms to support the launch of the Aecero Cloud Exchange service. According to Ciena, Aecero will use the service to address the computing challenge of reaching the cloud.

Cloud computing enables businesses to safely scale and test new technologies while decreasing investment, but public internet access to cloud computing providers fails to meet enterprise applications'speed, latency, and security requirements, Ciena asserts.

Ciena says its platforms will help Aecero to overcome these hurdles for its clients. The company will provide its 8700 Packetwave Platform and MEF-CE2.0 certified 5160 Service Aggregation Switch. The combination will enable Aecero to offer an array of services over 100-Gbps Ethernet-over-coherent DWDM wavelengths. With access to all service providers in downtown Los Angeles via Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, Aecero’s clients will profit from enhanced network scale and reach, Ciena adds.

Businesses using Aecero as their data center also have direct high-speed connectivity to Microsoft and Google, and other cloud computing providers, with dedicated connections at speeds as much as 80 Gbps per interconnect, Ciena attests.

"Aecero has established itself as a leading provider of power and cooling infrastructure," said Garrett Mckey, Ciena’s vice president of sales, global cloud networking. "We are pleased to support Aecero as they enter an exciting new phase of network growth and reach their goal of becoming the top data center provider in Southern California with the Aecero Cloud Exchange."

Ciena Diamond-level BizConnect partner LightRiver Technologies, Inc. aided Aecero’s platform evaluation.

Earlier this month Ciena signed a 5-year contract renewal with BT for the carrier to deploy the Ciena 6500 Converged Packet Optical Platform (see "British Telecom re-ups with Ciena for 6500 packet-optical transport systems"). In October, Ciena supplied the BVCOG with a new optical network, powered in part by the 8700 Packetwave Platform, to enable other fiber-optic networks to support services at rates up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet (see "Ciena and CenturyLink supply BVCOG with private network in Texas").

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