Cube Optics Lands WDM Deal

France IX’s infrastructure evolving to 100 Gbit/s with Cube's help

March 18, 2011

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PARIS -- After 8 months of operations, France IX, the Internet eXchange Point (IXP) located in Paris and in charge of consolidating the peering situation in France, already enjoys very fast growth. In order to deal with this increase of traffic, new equipment is required to maintain the high level of quality of service and avoid any network congestion in the backbone.

France IX, which had already anticipated the arrival of new members’ connections by deploying MLX Brocade equipment, needs to develop now its infrastructure by upgrading the bandwidth between its PoPs (Points of Presence). The France IX core backbone, based on the 2 PoPs Interxion-5 and Telehouse-2, interconnected with 2x10 Gbps links up until now, is evolving to 120 Gbps. The connectivity of the four other edge PoPs will also be upgraded to capacities up to 20 Gbps or 40 Gbps.

France IX is relying upon Cube Optics’ «Network Cubes» passive WDM technology. Network Cubes offer unparalleled evolutionary upgrades to handle the fast traffic growth experienced by France IX, while at the same time smoothing the expected investment over time. Network Cubes allow management of individual DWDM wavelengths but also of groups of eight wavelengths as a single entity, and feature best-in-class density, thus minimizing the use of expensive rack space and France IX operating expenditures. Finally, Cube Optics passive multiplexers minimize IP packet latency, thus contributing to a fluid Internet.

Cube Optics AG

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