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German carrier boosts capacity with Infinera Cloud Xpress

Core-Backbone selects Cloud Xpress to provide 100Gb/s services across its major routes.

Network company Infinera has announced that Core-Backbone, a leading Germany-based international Carrier, deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect PoPs (points of presence) in Frankfurt, Munich and Nuremberg to expand capacity for its customers.

Core-Backbone is an international Carrier and service provider delivering internet protocol (IP) transit, Layer 2 connectivity and remote peering with secure, high-availability network connectivity to internet exchanges across Europe. Core-Backbone selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to provide 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) services across its major routes.

With the Infinera Cloud Xpress, Core-Backbone interconnects its regional sites via high-capacity optical super-channels based on Infinera's photonic integrated circuit  (PIC) technology.

In addition to delivering a 500 Gb/s super-channel, the Cloud Xpress incorporates Infinera's Instant Bandwidth technology to allow customers to software-activate line-side bandwidth in 100 Gb/s increments as and when needed, closely matching their end-customer demands.

In addition, the Cloud Xpress is designed for plug-and-play installation with simplified provisioning and support for data center automation using open software-defined networking (SDN) application programming interfaces (APIs).

"Core-Backbone is rapidly expanding as our customers require more capacity to service their city rings and connect their data centers, and as we collaborate with internet exchange providers to deliver network services in Germany and to our worldwide points of presence for traffic exchange," said Daniel Maresch, Core-Backbone CEO. "Deploying the Cloud Xpress provides our network the flexibility to deliver 100 Gb/s services quickly and protects our network investment."

"The Cloud Xpress Family continues to see traction across the globe, delivering network operators a solution that meets the needs of datacentres," said Nick Walden, senior VP, EMEA at Infinera. "The Cloud Xpress delivers Core-Backbone a solution with compact design, ease of use and scalability, enabling the company to deliver capacity rapidly while minimising the cost of space and power."

The Infinera Cloud Xpress Family delivers cloud-optimised metro wavelength-division multiplexing solutions to cloud service providers, internet content providers, internet exchange service providers, enterprise network operators and other large-scale data center operators. The Cloud Xpress Family offers customers the choice of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 40 GbE and 100 GbE client interfaces to meet their specific requirements. Infinera recently introduced the Cloud Xpress 2 based on the Infinite Capacity Engine.

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