KISTI and Ciena drive high-bandwidth development with new 100GE transoceanic network

Created May 16, 2016
Applications and Research

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