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BTI Systems Selected by CyrusOne for Metro Cloud and Data Center Connectivity

November 14, 2014

Two of the top of mind challenges as we move deeper and deeper into the virtualized and cloud-based future that will rest on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) are connectivity and interoperability across the stack. It is the key to the other two top of mind concerns of data center operators and the service providers around the world regarding the need to scale and be agile along with easily managed.

Illustrative of this is the announcement by cloud and metro networking solutions provider BTI Systems hat global data center provider CyrusOne is deploying BTI's Cloud Networking and Data Center Interconnect Solutions in major metro markets.  In fact, according to the company BTI earned the win based on its ability to provide CyrusOne with, “field-proven and purpose-built software, platforms and services that enable it to rapidly scale 10G and 100G connectivity with best-in-class flexibility, density and power efficiencies.”

A little background is in order.  For those unfamiliar with CyrusOne, it provides more than two dozen global data centers, serving over 625 customers (which include more than 130 of the Fortune 1000 companies and 9 of the Fortune 20) with a full suite of advanced data center capabilities, not the least of which is reliable backup for business contingencies.

"We design, build and operate facilities across the United States, Europe and Asia that give customers the flexibility and scale to perfectly match their specific growth needs," said CyrusOne Vice President and General Manager, Interconnection, Josh Snowhorn. "We needed to partner with a company that not only had the highest performing data center and cloud connectivity solutions available and shipping today, but also provided a clear roadmap focused on the needs of Data Center providers like CyrusOne, to future-proof our network moving forward. BTI Systems' solutions for metro cloud networking provide the power-density infrastructure and software automation we require to ensure we deliver our customers with the highest performance and availability now and in the coming months and years."

CyrusOne has deployed the BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platform, the BTI 7000 Series Packet Optical platform with ROADM and the BTI proNX Service Manager with more projects ongoing. The SDN-enabled BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect is purpose-built to integrate high-capacity optical switching and MPLS Label Switch Routing (LSR) with Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based applications. And, the BTI 7000 Series unifies packet and optical service delivery into one platform for network-layer consolidation and improved efficiencies.

These are being used to connect CyrusOne data centers in Lombard, IL to the main downtown Chicago telecommunications hub and to expand its market reach by connecting a new data center facility in the Northern Virginia metro market to the CyrusOne national network footprint.

"CyrusOne understands the value of cultivating long-term strategic relationships with their customers and providing them with industry-leading solutions for their data center facilities and IT infrastructure challenges," said BTI's Senior Vice President, Americas Sales, Pete Dale. "We approach our customer relationships the same way. We worked closely with CyrusOne to optimize our software-driven network infrastructure solutions to meet their requirements for increased bandwidth, simplicity of operation, and a clear growth path to support new facilities, services and applications in the future. CyrusOne is one of the most trusted colocation data center providers worldwide and we're pleased to earn their business, confidence and trust."

Scale and scope is what large enterprises and service providers are looking for as they seek to leverage SDN, and scale and scope along with interoperability is not just the promise of SDN anymore but is being deployed. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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