Leading Asian internet exchange provider scales metro backbone with Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI platform

Via Coriant Press Releases

Nov 10, 2016

Japan's INTERNET MULTIFEED Deploys Coriant's Best-in-Class DCI Solution in JPNAP Tokyo Backbone Network to Enable Fast and Reliable 100G Services

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 10 November 2016 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking solutions, today announced that INTERNET MULTIFEED CO., a high-quality Internet Exchange (IX) provider and operator of the Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP), has deployed the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform to scale its backbone network as end-user demand for Internet content drives growth in data traffic. The high-performance Coriant Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solution, delivered in cooperation with Coriant's local partner UNIADEX, links major data centers in the metropolitan Tokyo region and enables JPNAP to rapidly deploy agile and resilient high-speed IX services.

JPNAP selected the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI solution for its industry-leading high density, low power consumption, ease of operation, and short delivery lead time, as well as its ability to meet the high-availability, high-quality service demands of JPNAP customers, including Tier 1 service providers, Internet Content Providers (ICPs), cloud providers, and large enterprises. The JPNAP backbone deployment utilizes 200G coherent optical transmission and supports a broad range of end-user services, including 100G client-side services that can be deployed quickly, easily, and cost-efficiently.

"Tokyo represents one of the most challenging Internet exchange environments with its extremely high levels of broadband penetration and a vibrant and growing Internet content industry that is increasingly attractive to Asia's ISPs," said Katsuyasu Toyama, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of INTERNET MULTIFEED/JPNAP, and Chairperson of the Asia Pacific Internet Exchange (APIX) association. "These trends have led to a significant rise in large-volume exchange traffic and more stringent service performance requirements. As we scaled our backbone network, we needed a best-in-class product purpose-built for these interconnect challenges. The Coriant G30 proved the ideal solution by allowing us to provide faster and more reliable high-speed services in the most cost-efficient, compact, and flexible manner."

The Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform is an innovative stackable transport solution for cloud, data center, and IX networks that delivers industry-leading 3.2 Tbps of capacity throughput in a highly compact, power-efficient 1RU form factor. The solution enables the lowest first cost 10G, 40G, and 100G services with an innovative three-tier modular concept for capacity growth that includes differentiated pay-as-you grow service planning and rollout and supports the lowest cost for onsite passive and active sparing. Powered by Coriant CloudWave™ Optics, the Groove G30 supports software programmable and highly scalable DWDM line rates (100G/150G/200G) that enable operators to maximize cost-efficiency and performance transmission in a broad range of metro, regional, and long haul DCI applications.

"Internet exchange operators around the world are under ever-increasing pressure as traffic demands at exchange points explode and competition for interconnect services intensifies," said Dion Leung, Vice President of DCI Business Development, APAC, Coriant. "By combining the best density and lowest power consumption with a modular design optimized for pay-as-you-grow scalability and simplified operations, the Groove G30 DCI solution is redefining IX architectures and giving providers like JPNAP the cost-effective tools to capitalize on market opportunities."

The Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI solution was successfully deployed with the support of local channel partner UNIADEX, a subsidiary of Nihon Unisys and a leader in network integration and communications systems.

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Established in 1997 and funded by Japan's leading ISPs and Internet Content Providers, INTERNET MULTIFEED is a pioneer in Internet Data Center services. INTERNET MULTIFEED has taken the lead in providing services contributing to the growth of the Internet and is recognized for its reliable social infrastructure. INTERNET MULTIFEED's high-quality Internet Exchange service, JPNAP, has grown to become one of Asia's largest Internet exchanges. JPNAP supports the reliable exchange, distribution, and transmission of large-volume traffic, and acts as the "node" of network infrastructures.


UNIADEX, Ltd. was established in 1997 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nihon Unisys, Ltd. to take over Nihon Unisys' network related and open service network businesses. Currently UNIADEX is operating IT management services, IT support services, IT facility services as well as network integration services after strong mergers in Nihon Unisys group. With 2,891 (as of April 2016) employees, national IT infrastructure support in over 180 service locations throughout Japan, services available in over 130 countries with support by UNISYS Corp. high customer satisfaction, vendor-neutral position and revenues of 125.5 billion yen (FY 2016 results), UNIADEX is a leader in planning, designing and developing information and communication network systems.

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