ESnet deploys 100GbE on LIMAN via Infinera DTN systems

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) has launched 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) services on the Long Island MAN portion of its infrastructure via Infinera’s DTN platform. The two parties recently collaborated on a demonstration of software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities on the same network, likely using the same platforms.

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) has launched 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) services on the Long Island MAN portion of its infrastructure via Infinera’s DTN platform. The two parties recently collaborated on a demonstration of software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities on the same network, likely using the same platforms (see “Infinera, ESnet demo Transport SDN via Open Transport Switch”).

The new 100GbE capabilities connect the DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory to data centers in Manhattan and then onto ESnet's nationwide network. Among other projects, Brookhaven is one of two facilities in the U.S. through which data from the Large Hadron Collider's ATLAS experiment is being made available to the 44 U.S. institutions involved in that project. The ATLAS effort aims to detect particles created by the proton-proton collisions as part of the search for the Higgs boson, a particle which scientists are beginning to believe may be the source of mass for all matter.

"We initially installed Infinera's DTN for our control plane testbed used to assess potentially disruptive technologies like ARCHSTONE multi-layer networking and Layer 2 OpenFlow," said ESnet Director Greg Bell (see “ESnet selects Infinera for network testbed”). "Based on its performance in that demanding environment, we decided to continue to deploy the same DTN platform for our 100GbE production network on Long Island."

"We are pleased to provide a solution to ESnet that enables them to continue to provide reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity to thousands of researchers across the country," Scott Chandler, vice president, North America sales at Infinera.

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