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Eurobites: ADVA Targets Inter-Data Center Connectivity

Paul Rainford
6/2/2014
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom closes GTS deal; AlcaLu offers €1 billion in bonds; RAD wins NFV award.

  • ADVA Optical Networking (Frankfurt: ADV) claims it is helping to "define a new era of data center connectivity" with its latest offering, the Big Data Transport (BDT) solution. BDT, says ADVA, has been developed in response to demand from enterprises for a single, scalable product that can cope with channeling enormous amounts of data between geographically dispersed data centers. ADVA emphasizes BDT's security attributes, describing it as the only offering of its kind to offer 100 Gbit/s with AES 256 encryption. There's no doubt that providing a dedicated transport platform for data center connectivity is a credible move, but using the term 'Big Data' in the product's name might cause some confusion. (See ADVA Launches Big Data Transport Solution.)

  • Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) has closed its acquisition of most of GTS Central Europe in a deal worth €546 million (US$731 million). The move gives the German giant an extensive transport network and a number of data centers across Central and Eastern Europe (though the GTS assets in Slovakia are not included in the transaction). (See DT Boosts Datacenter, SDN Strategy With Acquisition.)

  • Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) is looking to repay debt taken on during last year's lean times by offering around €1 billion ($1.4 billion) in bonds, reports Bloomberg. The bonds are offered in two tranches, the first (approximately €600 million) maturing on January 30, 2015 and the second (approximately €400 million) maturing a year later.

  • Nordic operator TeliaSonera AB (Nasdaq: TLSN) has agreed a five-year managed services deal with Landis+Gyr, a Swiss energy firm. The deal, worth $10 million, is intended to provide Landis+Gyr with more flexible and secure access to its global IT infrastructure.

  • Sky (NYSE, London: SKY) is to say goodbye to Sophie Turner Laing, its managing director of content, later this year. A key figure at the UK satellite broadcaster, Turner Laing led the expansion of Sky's entertainment channels, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, and Sky Arts. In an email seen by the Daily Telegraph, Turner Laing said that she hoped to "stay in the creative world -- hopefully closely connected to Sky."

  • Israel-based RAD Data Communications Ltd. won the Innovation of the Year category at the Network Virtualization Industry Awards, announced at last week's Network Virtualization & SDN World in London. The vendor's RAD Service Assured Access solution brought the gong home. (See Eurobites: RAD Commits to NFV R&D.)

    — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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