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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Cisco, Coriant, ECI


March 18, 2017

Cisco, Coriant, ECI, and ePLDT were in the headlines of Transforming Network Infrastructure this week.

As contributing writer Steve Anderson reported, Navisite has tapped Cisco to augment its network infrastructure. It’s using Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure platform to improve its network agility and security.

“Having a resilient, highly efficient underlying IT fabric that can support production workloads is key to delivering cloud services, and we've embraced Cisco's software-defined data center vision to offer the highest service levels,” said Sumeet Sabharwal, general manager and group vice president of Navisite. “Cisco ACI enables us to run an underlying network, compute and storage layer that is intelligent, application aware, policy driven, and most importantly, can be adapted on the fly. These are key capabilities that our clients rely on to capitalize on a multi-cloud strategy.”

Coriant, meanwhile, has come out with its CFP-ACO solution, as contributing writer Michael Guta explained in this story This is an optical

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module for coherent optical applications..

As for ECI, that company has launched an optical encryption-as-a-service solution aimed as financial, government, medical, and service provider entities. It can be employed by service providers to build new revenue streams via the introduction of Layer 1 encryption services.

“In today’s world, information security is a critical business imperative for any institution,” says Jimmy Mizrahi, executive vice president of the global portfolio at ECI. “Communications traffic can be intercepted at any point in the network, via fiber taps for example, thus necessitating encryption to guarantee the integrity of the data being transmitted.”

Also this week, contributing writer Frank Griffin laid out of the details of ePLDT’s work around software-defined networking. A leading provider of data center services and IT solutions in the Philippines, ePLDT is adopting SDN to expedite service delivery and realize internal efficiencies.

“With SDN, we can provide our services to clients faster. Our previous provisioning standard to our clients may range anywhere between 5 and 15 days depending on the scope but now with SDN, our standard services can be provisioned to customers in a matter of hours,” said Dave Simon, ePLDT Group Chief Technology Officer.



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