ADVA Optical Networking announced today that DE-CIX, the world's largest Internet Exchange, has chosen the ADVA FSP 3000 to connect its core Frankfurt data centers with multiple 100G Metro channels. To be deployed by AXIANS Germany, the new infrastructure enables DE-CIX to migrate its current 10G services to 100G without any disruption. This migration is critical for DE-CIX as it responds to continued fierce increases in data traffic. Currently transporting over 2Tbit/s of peak Internet traffic, DE-CIX expects this figure to rise dramatically.
"We're seeing a continuous increase in data traffic with a growth rate of about 80% every year, an increase that shows no signs of slowing down," said Arnold Nipper, CTO at DE-CIX. "To meet this enormous surge in data it's critical that we migrate the core of our network. What's more, we need to do so in the most seamless manner possible. We have a record of 100% uptime and this is something we cannot risk. ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro enables us to migrate our current 10G services while at the same time adding 100G capacity in the simplest manner possible. But it's the small footprint and the low power consumption of the ADVA solution that make all the difference: ADVA Optical Networking is simply the only vendor out there with 100G in this form factor."
Fully integrated into the ADVA FSP 3000, ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro solution (advaoptical.com) is built on 4x28G direct detection technology delivering four key efficiencies: cost, space, power and spectral. These efficiencies are critical for service providers and enterprises that want to deploy 100G solutions in the metro environment, but do not want the associated cost or footprint of coherent technology. ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro solution is a direct response to customers' demands for efficient 100Gbit/s data transport across distances of up to 500km. DE-CIX was able to see these efficiencies and the solution's ease of use in a series of live demonstrations in simulated network environments at ADVA Optical Networking's Meiningen campus and the AXIANS Proof of Concept Lab in Cologne.
"The market's response to our 100G Metro solution has been phenomenal," commented Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, vice president Sales, Central Europe, ADVA Optical Networking. "It clearly highlights the real need for direct detection technology that can deliver the promise of 100G technology to the metro environment now. Our 100G Metro solution has been engineered to answer every pain point that service providers and enterprises are currently feeling. Reducing cost, space and power consumption while increasing spectral efficiency are challenging demands in the metro. DE-CIX is not only a market leader but also a technology leader and together with AXIANS we're helping to build a sustainable network that answers bandwidth demand now and for the future."
"DE-CIX is faced with aggressive data demands," said Detlev Schmidt, head of the AXIANS Business Unit Carrier & Service Provider. "Serving over 480 customers from more than 50 countries places unprecedented strains on its core network. To ensure that it can meet its customer expectations and scale for future growth, we're helping DE-CIX to build one of the most advanced networks of its kind. Centered upon the ADVA FSP 3000, DE-CIX is building its core infrastructure on a firm foundation: A 100G Metro foundation that has already been tested in some of the most demanding network environments."