To improve network flexibility and speed service creation and activation across both international and domestic research partners, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information is upgrading its 100G optical-transport network with bandwidth-on-demand solutions from Ciena. The network upgrade will provide critical support for KISTI users’ research and collaboration efforts against next-generation applications such as big data visualization, bio-computational analysis tools and information analysis models.
To provide more reliable and secure high-bandwidth services for research partners accessing its international network, KISTI will leverage Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave Platform, which provides high-capacity 10GbE to 100GbE Ethernet aggregation and switching over coherent DWDM applications.
Ciena’s 8700 platform supports the industry’s drive toward software-defined and virtualized networks and brings the attributes of Ciena’s OPN architecture into metropolitan, regional, and inter-data centre WAN networks. KISTI will also be able to dynamically manage the access to, and allocation of, fixed bandwidth to its multiple users and applications with Ciena’s Blue Planet V-WAN application. Additionally, Ciena’s unified management capability will provide multi-layer network monitoring, rapid and efficient service turn-up, and troubleshooting.
KISTI already leverages Ciena’s Converged Packet Optical solutions to connect its Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development (GLORIAD) link to the Korea Research Environment Open NETwork (KREONET), a national R&D network managed and operated by KISTI, and organized by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.
Buseung Cho, a Director at KISTI, commented, “With digital science increasingly generating larger sums of data, we needed to upgrade our network to enable bandwidth on-demand to remain competitive on a global scale. Given our long-standing relationship with Ciena, it was clear they were the right partner to lead us into the petascale era and enable the future-state research environment we seek to create.”
Anthony McLachlan, Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena, said, “By leveraging a new on-demand business model with superior network flexibility and prompt service creation and activation, KISTI has a built-in advantage to move massive quantities of data between locations quickly, efficiently and with minimal latency to uncover scientific breakthroughs.”
Optical Connections News Team