Corenet uses ECI Telecom packet-optical transport gear for data center connectivity

Finnish ICT-based service provider Corenet Oy has deployed the Apollo packet-optical transport system from ECI Telecom to provide enterprise customers with data center connectivity, according to the optical transport systems vendor.

Finnish ICT-based service provider Corenet Oy has deployed the Apollo packet-optical transport system from ECI Telecom to provide enterprise customers with data center connectivity, according to the optical transport systems vendor.

“We had a specific set of requirements to provide our customers with metro-wide point-to-point connections among their enterprise locations and data centers to conduct data transactions that empower their business applications," states Corenet's COO, Hannu Muikku. "We also needed to enable our customers to replicate data among multiple physical locations to ensure business continuity. As a result, we chose ECI's Apollo solution, from a field of contenders, based on its performance and pricing. Corenet has a longstanding relationship with ECI and is pleased to work with them to create new data center connectivity solutions for our enterprise customers."

ECI says the Apollo packet-optical transport system’s ability to scale for support of regional multi-node networks to smaller point-to-point applications was a critical factor in its selection. In addition to support of the full range of Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel interfaces ‒ from 1GbE to 100GbE in the case of the former and from FC1 to FC16 in the case of the latter – the Apollo system also offers such features as nanosecond low latency for real-time transactions and Layer 1 optical encryption with what ECI asserts is the highest AES-256 security level to protect data from interception via fiber taps.

For more information on packet-optical transport systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.

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