NHN Techorus deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress for data centre interconnect

Created May 11, 2016
Applications and Research

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that NHN Techorus Corp. (Techorus) has deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its Tokyo data centres. The Cloud Xpress allows Techorus to scale capacity to serve its data centre customers with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption.

Techorus is a data centre provider of IT infrastructure and managed services, e-commerce services, and security solution services mainly to the Tokyo and Osaka areas in Japan, with additional sites in southern Japan and South Korea. Working with Infinera’s partner, Nissho Electronics, Techorus selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to serve the growing need for high capacity interconnectivity among Techorus locations, helping its customers to grow efficiently and connect to the metro Tokyo ecosystem of customers, partners and service providers.

With the Cloud Xpress, Techorus leverages Infinera’s unique photonic integrated circuit technology to support up to 1Tb/s of input and output capacity in just two rack units. With its small form factor and low power consumption, Cloud Xpress delivers a full 500 Gb/s super-channel of wavelength division multiplexing line-side bandwidth over 150 km without additional multiplexers or amplifiers, and up to 600 km with an amplified line system.

Cloud Xpress also enables efficient scaling with simple provisioning and open interfaces to plug into existing cloud provisioning systems using open software defined networking (SDN) application programming interfaces. Instant Bandwidth allows the activation of WDM bandwidth in 100 Gb/s increments with a few clicks of a mouse enabling rapid scale to meet continued customer demand.

“The Infinera Cloud Xpress is an ideal platform for our metro network, connecting critical data centres in Tokyo,” said Jun Masuda, Operating Officer, Information Infrastructure and Network Management Section at Techorus. “It offers very high capacity while also being compact, power-efficient and easy to use, matching our data centre operating requirements.”

“Techorus’ selection of the Cloud Xpress further reinforces the value of Infinera solutions for data centre interconnection across the globe,” said Andrew Bond-Webster, vice president, regional sales APAC at Infinera. “Infinera continues to see traction among our customers deploying Cloud Xpress to scale capacity for data centres. We are especially pleased with the success we have seen providing Cloud Xpress to Techorus and other customers in Japan and the Asia Pacific region in conjunction with our highly valued partner, Nissho Electronics.”

Link: https://www.infinera.com/nhn-techorus-deploys-cloud-xpress-data-centre-interconnect/

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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.