NEXTDC, Infonas, tap Ciena for network management

Created August 21, 2020
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Australian Data Centre-as-a-Service provider NEXTDC Limited, is to deploy Ciena’s Data Centre Interconnect (DCI) platform. NEXTDC will connect its data centres and provide cloud and computing services to support its customers located across the company’s growing footprint in Australia.

With Ciena’s Waveserver, leading cloud, internet content and data centre providers like NEXTDC can quickly scale bandwidth and support high-speed data transfer, virtual machine migration and disaster recovery/backup between data centres. To support this deployment, IT solutions provider Over The Wire will simplify management and integration of Ciena into NEXTDC. Ciena Professional Services will provide end-to-end network design and a customised delivery model to ensure rapid deployment while adhering to pandemic guidelines.

As a hub for connectivity, NEXTDC supports more than 600 clouds, carrier networks and ICT service providers. NEXTDC is enhancing its network to meet rising cloud and connectivity demands and deliver a superior customer experience through increased productivity and stronger performance.

Sean Rinas, head of network operations, NEXTDC said, “NEXTDC plays a critical role in today’s climate where data centres support Australia’s economy by accelerating digital-first strategies. Ciena’s DCI platform will enable us to provide the agile foundation our customers need to thrive in a competitive marketplace and COVID-19 environment.”

In a separate announcement, Middle Eastern global telecommunications service and cloud provider Infonas, has selected software and services from Ciena to expand its network capabilities and meet increasing demand for high performance connectivity. To serve its growing customer base of government, private and public sector customers that require high bandwidth services with zero downtime, Infonas is leveraging Ciena’s Hosted Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) Service and Ciena Services expertise for increased service agility.

Hamad Al-Amer, Managing Director and Board Member at Infonas said, “Incorporating Ciena’s software and services into our network further positions Infonas at the forefront of innovative telecom services. With streamlined network operations, we can scale to offer our diverse customer base a robust user experience.”

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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.