Sunnyvale, Calif. – Mar. 10, 2015 – Infinera announced that Pacnet, provider of integrated network and technology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, has deployed Infinera’s new Open Transport Switch (OTS) software to extend network virtualization into the optical layer.
Pacnet deployed Infinera’s OTS within its award-winning Software-defined Networking (SDN) platform, Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN), across the most extensive, solely-owned 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) enabled trans-Pacific and intra-Asia submarine network in the Asia-Pacific region. Pacnet’s existing Intelligent Transport Network is based on the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform.
PEN delivers scalable bandwidth and software-enabled intelligence, allowing customers to dynamically provision bandwidth in minutes through a custom portal based on their business needs. PEN is an SDN-based service delivery platform that has successfully offered Layer 2 Ethernet services on-demand from 1 megabit per second to 10 Gb/s. Today the combined power of the OTS software and the DTN-X platform allows PEN to offer a Layer 1 transport bandwidth on-demand service in increments of N x 10 Gb/s, and it is designed to allow services in increments of N x 100 Gb/s for high-capacity customers in the future.
Leveraging a DevOps model, Pacnet was able to integrate the Infinera OTS together with the PEN platform and deploy the new service in a matter of a few months – in an industry where new service creation and introduction is known to typically take 12 to 24 months. In addition, Pacnet has deployed the Infinera OTS into its existing DTN-X production network by running in Hybrid Control mode, with new services leveraging bandwidth under SDN control, while existing production services continue to operate using their Infinera DNA network management system.