Czech CESNET delpoying Coriant Groove G30 Disaggregation Platform to boost E-infrastructure

Created August 25, 2017
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Coriant, a developer of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions, has announced that CESNET (Czech Republic) has tested its Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform together with its own Czech Light family of advanced optical devices, to improve the testing of high-capacity, high-performance coherent optical transmission in its nationwide e-infrastructure.

As part of its considered deployment and CESNET’s ongoing exploration of new technologies, Coriant and CESNET have collaborated to demonstrate bi-directional single lambda 200G transmission in a multi-site Data Center Interconnect application.

CESNET develops and operates the Czech Republic’s e-infrastructure for science, research, and education. The nationwide broadband network connects universities and research institutions in all major cities, and provides the reliable foundation for high-performance computer networks, computational grids, data storage and transfer, and collaborative working environments.

Large-volume data transfer
“Our e-infrastructure is designed to support extremely large volumes of data transfer among geographically-dispersed locations, and the ability to easily and cost-efficiently scale capacity is critical to meeting the connectivity needs of the research and education community,” said Josef Vojtěch, Head of Optical Networks Department, CESNET.

“As we continue to advance the capabilities of our transport infrastructure, innovative solutions like the Coriant Groove G30 are helping us push the limits of current networking technologies and demonstrate new possibilities in high-capacity interconnect services.”

Zeljko Bulut, Product Management, Data Center Solutions, Coriant, commented, “Our collaboration with CESNET validates the robust feature set of the Coriant Groove G30 solution and its ability to support scalable high-speed data center connectivity while reducing operations costs with industry-leading density and ultra-lower power consumption.”

Coriant’s Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform is a 1RU modular open transport solution for cloud and data center networks that can be equipped as a muxponder terminal solution and as an Open Line System optical layer solution. Purpose-built for interconnectivity applications, the disaggregated Groove G30 delivers industry-leading density, flexibility, and low power consumption.

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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.