Ekinops Upgrades IKOULA’s French DCI linksCreated November 27, 2021
Ekinops has been chosen by IKOULA, French Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider of dedicated servers, outsourced cloud computing, web and cloud hosting services, to upgrade its backbone network between data centres to support the growth in customer traffic.
Ekinops is delivering the PM 200FRS02 200G FlexRate™ coherent line card for IKOULA to upgrade its existing Ekinops chassis that is already transporting traffic on multiple 10G cards. The line card is used in 100G mode, de facto instantly multiplying the capacity of this line by a factor of ten to handle the current traffic load.
IKOULA has been using Ekinops equipment for its core network for over ten years, connecting data centres in Reims and Eppes and an Internet point-of-presence (PoP) in Paris. Having grown since the initial installation to 25,000 active customers in over 60 countries on 4 continents, IKOULA recognised the need to upgrade its backbone network in order to maintain its customers’ quality of experience despite the increased demand. The PM 200FRS02 FlexRate card can be installed in the same chassis used by 10G saving IKOULA both the cost of new shelves as well as the time and cost of deploying and commissioning the new hardware.
“The heart of IKOULA’s activity is to support the many requests from our customers without increasing the response time, while providing a second to none quality Cloud infrastructure,” said Ludovic Berrier, IKOULA Network Manager.
“IKOULA is positioned as a dominant cloud player on the French market and is happy to be able to rely on French technology from Ekinops,” added Ludovic Berrier.
“Our optical transport solutions enable service providers to radically transform the speed of their networks,” says Thierry Varona, Sales Director France at Ekinops. “The FlexRate technology will allow IKOULA to more easily adapt to continued service growth without compromising on quality of service.”
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