ServerCentral selects Ciena DCI platform to deliver business and Cloud applications

Created November 14, 2016
Applications and Research

To meet growing customer demands for cloud migration and high-performance applications, ServerCentral is deploying Ciena’s Waveserver stackable data center interconnect platform. This upgrade will allow ServerCentral to scale bandwidth and support customer needs for high-speed data transfer, virtual machine migration and disaster recovery/backup between data centers. Additionally, with the compact design of the Waveserver platform, ServerCentral can make more efficient use out of its data center footprints.

ServerCentral is a managed IT services provider delivering infrastructure for startups and Fortune 500s worldwide. ServerCentral delivers comprehensive infrastructure services including private clouds, dedicated infrastructure, connectivity to third-party cloud providers, infrastructure links and more across multiple diverse fiber paths from the company’s global data centers.

This upgrade allows ServerCentral to provide reliable data connectivity at levels of 10, 40 and 100 GbE, which means its customers can confidently deploy bandwidth-intensive, web-scale applications. Additionally, with Waveserver, ServerCentral can offer new levels of flexibility by providing different connectivity speeds on short notice.

With Ciena’s Emulation Cloud, an open application development environment, ServerCentral can create, test and fine-tune customized web-scale applications tailored to its specific customer needs. ServerCentral can also use Ciena’s Essentials App to manage Waveserver manually or remotely and quickly establish a connection, order, install or provision a service via any smart device.

Bill Lowry, VP, Products, ServerCentral, commented, “Today’s organizations are faced with increasingly complex, cloud-based architectures. In order to help our customers architect, deploy, manage and scale the optimal solutions for their business, we need to continue to evolve our scalable, flexible and redundant network. Ciena’s Waveserver helps us ensure we have the optimal foundation for our customer’s business and applications.”

Jason Phipps, VP & General Manager, North America, Ciena, said, “ServerCentral’s forward-looking vision and deployment of new technologies not only ensure that it meets present-day requirements, but can also adjust to changing customer needs. With our Waveserver platform, ServerCentral can provide a highly dynamic, scalable and low-latency interconnectivity experience to its customers

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Matthew Peach

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.