European hosting giant OVH deploys superchannel technology from Infinera

Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says European Web-hosting company OVH will deploy the Infinera DTN-X platform featuring 500-Gbps superchannels in its pan-European network. OVH is the largest web hosting company in Europe, supporting both public and private cloud services. The DTN-X platform will enable OVH to increase its network capacity by up to 10X what was previously offered, connecting data centers throughout 10 major European cities in seven countries.

Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says European Web-hosting company OVH will deploy the Infinera DTN-X platform featuring 500-Gbps superchannels in its pan-European network. OVH is the largest web hosting company in Europe, supporting both public and private cloud services. The DTN-X platform will enable OVH to increase its network capacity by up to 10X what was previously offered, connecting data centers throughout 10 major European cities in seven countries.

With the Infinera DTN-X platform, OVH will deploy multi-terabit optical transmission capacity across its fiber-optic network to support the growing and dynamic capacity demands of cloud services. The DTN-X delivers the industry's first commercially available 500-Gbps long-haul optical superchannels, which OVH will deploy to provide services to its consumers and enterprise customers with its data centers, across 10,000 km of optical fiber.

OVH's customers require large amounts of bandwidth very quickly, and a key factor in its selection of the DTN-X was the combination of integrated Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching with the delivery of 500-Gbps long-haul superchannels. Integrated OTN switching enables efficient use of long-haul capacity while 500-Gbps long-haul superchannels (based on the vendor’s 500-Gbps photonic integrated circuit technology and second-generation FlexCoherent processor) enable OVH to rapidly deploy large amounts of optical bandwidth for customer services.

The Infinera DTN-X platform will be deployed across long-haul routes on OVH's fiber-optic network, such as the 1,200-km Roubaix-Paris-Strasbourg-Frankfurt route, scaling the capacity of the network while lowering operational costs.

"We've chosen an innovative technology leader, offering the best solution on the market to meet our capacity, flexibility, and service lead-time requirements," said Octave Klaba, CEO at OVH. "We continue to be impressed by Infinera's PIC technology and the DTN-X platform -- from significantly simplifying our operations and reducing the time to deploy bandwidth to fundamentally lowering our total cost of ownership."

OVH first selected Infinera's products in 2007, deploying the DTN platform for an international expansion across Europe.

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