ESpanix taps Coriant for data center interconnect backbone network

Created March 28, 2018
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Coriant has won a contract from ESpanix, the largest and oldest Spanish neutral internet exchange, to supply its Groove G30 network disaggregation platform as the foundation for a high-speed optical backbone network connecting the exchange’s major data center sites across Madrid. Coriant says the solution will enable ESpanix to cost-efficiently deliver 100G interconnect services, while significantly reducing leased fiber costs via improvements in DWDM transmission efficiencies and spectral utilization.

“As high-bandwidth end-user applications continue to drive higher and higher volumes of exchange traffic, we remain committed to enhancing our peering infrastructure to meet the evolving resiliency, security, and scalability needs of our members,” said Cristóbal López Cañas, ESpanix Manager.

Initial deployment of the Coriant solution is already supporting resilient 100G services between the ESpanix Intersion PAR and ESpanix NODO data center locations. The plug-and-play modular architecture and the recent introduction of a new Coherent Multiservice Sled, the Groove G30 solution provides ESpanix a seamless and cost-effective path to higher interconnect speeds, including 400G client side and 600G line side transmission without the need for forklift upgrades or costly and complex flexi-grid ROADMs. ESpanix and Coriant will showcase the Groove G30 solution at the ESNOG conference in Barcelona, April 9th, 2018.

Founded in 1997 as a non-profit association for network operators, ESpanix operates carrier-neutral facilities and a peering platform that has a peak of exchanged aggregate traffic of over 500 Gbps and provides local and international traffic exchange services to over 100 networks, including those of the world’s largest service providers, internet content providers, enterprises and the most important access providers in Spain.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.