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ESpanix Gets Into the Groove with Coriant

April 03, 2018

ESpanix has tapped Coriant to provide it with technology to connect its data centers in Madrid. The Spanish neutral internet exchange will be employing Coriant Groove.

The Coriant Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform will help power the company’s optical backbone network. It will be used initially to enable resilient 100G services between the exchange’s Intersion PAR and NODO data centers.

“As high-bandwidth end-user applications continue to drive higher and higher volumes of exchange traffic, we remain committed to enhancing our peering infrastructure to meet the evolving resiliency, security, and scalability needs of our members,” said Cristóbal López Cañas, ESpanix Manager. “As we looked to scale our backbone to support higher capacity services, the Coriant Groove G30 proved an ideal solution that consistently demonstrated a superior level of flexibility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness over comparable offerings.”

The company says the Coriant installation will enable it to deliver 100G interconnect services cost efficiently. It will allow for that by improving the company’s DWDM transmission efficiencies and spectral utilization. That, in turn, will reduce ESpanix’s leased fiber costs.

"We are excited to bring our best-in-class Groove G30 solution to ESpanix, which ranks among Europe’s largest internet exchange points measured by traffic volume,” said Ronald Van der Kraan, Managing Director, Europe, Coriant. "This new IXP deployment underscores the critical role that the Groove G30 platform is playing in the global internet infrastructure as transmission backbone networks scale to 100G, 400G, and beyond.”

Coriant and ESpanix will be at the ESNOG conference next week in Barcelona showcasing Groove G30. This solution features a plug-and-play modular architecture. It now includes Coherent Multiservice Sled, supporting 400G client side and 600G line side transmission. 

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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