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GÉANT Deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress with 100 GbE for Data Center Interconnect

By [email protected] - 24th February 2016 - 14:43

Infinera announced that âGÉANT, Europe’s leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education (R&E), and operator of the pan-European R&E network that interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), has deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to extend their 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network connectivity into data centers. Initial connectivity is being provided to Jisc, the UK organization for education and research digital services and solutions, which enables the Janet network, and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, to deliver connectivity to their data center in Budapest. The addition of the Cloud Xpress allows GÉANT to extend GbE services seamlessly into more European data centers with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption. Together with its NREN partners, the GÉANT pan-European network connects over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across Europe.