Optical transport equipment developer PacketLight Networks said it has supplied its 200G alien wavelength technology to upgrade fiber-optic network services provider Atlantic Metro's existing DWDM network routes to 200G capacity.
Atlantic Metro delivers cloud hosting, network connectivity across the country, and secure data center colocation to more than 1,100 customers, including Fortune 500 enterprises, healthcare organizations, legal firms, web start-ups, media, and retail. To offer increased capacity to their network at three separate metro locations, with compatibility for 4 x 40GbE and 4 x 10GbE protocols, Atlantic Metro integrated PacketLight's PL-2000M muxponder/transponder with a built-in optical amplifier and optical switch.
PacketLight's PL-2000M muxponder/transponder enables a straightforward upgrade to Atlantic Metro's existing optical infrastructure layer, while eliminating the need for a "rip and replace" of DWDM muxes, says PacketLight. Tunable across the entire ITU 50-GHz and 100-GHz grids, the 200G uplink supplies Atlantic Metro with an efficient approach for making adjustments and selecting the required wavelength necessary, the company adds. The PL-2000M is equipped with onboard Layer-1 security to add secure data transfer across the network with low latency.
"With data consumption increasing exponentially year-over-year, the need for a higher capacity network that supports 200G is a requirement for modern IT infrastructure," said Koby Reshef, PacketLight CEO. "By leveraging our PL-2000M solution, Atlantic Metro was able to provide their customers with the capacity needed to mitigate network congestion, all in a 1U footprint to promote massive OPEX and CAPEX savings."
In August of 2016 Atlantic Metro merged with InfoRelay Online Services to combine InforRelay's data center colocation offerings and Atlantic Metro's national network backbone, cloud hosting services, and IT managed services (see "Atlantic Metro and InfoRelay announce merger").
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