MAY 8, 2008 -- Californian network and services company Evocative has installed equipment from Transmode (search for Transmode) to improve its network performance.
Evocative provides co-location and managed services across the state, and provides FTTx services in the city of Emeryville, CA, in which it is based. The company also has access rights to dark fiber from its Emeryville Data Center to San Francisco, Santa Clara, and into San Jose.
The installation of the Transmode TS-Series was made after Evocative customers had requested access to specific providers as well as lower-cost bandwidth. The TS-Series is a C/DWDM platform supporting multi-protocol transponders and muxponders.
"We planned to use separate wavelengths for traffic from different carriers, as well as point-to-point circuits between our headquarters and the other lit facilities," said Patrick Rigney, Evocative's CEO/CTO. He first learned about Transmode and the potential of its WDM solutions when it was recommended to him during a discussion with the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG).
"This installation has created a whole new line of business for us, because we can now provide either our own bandwidth product to our FTTx customers, or offer them dedicated 1G and 10G links to carriers of their choice," Rigney added. "Carrying multiple circuits as lambdas on the link allows us to save significantly on local loop charges, so the redundancy and capacity of our own product has gone up considerably, while cost has gone down."