Racks Central selects Coriant solution to interconnect major data centers in Singapore

Via Coriant Press Releases

Jun 28, 2016

Carrier-neutral Provider Boosts Service Flexibility, Resiliency, and Scalability with Best-in-Class Innovation from Coriant

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NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 28 June 2016 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking solutions, today announced that Racks Central, a leading data center provider in Singapore, has selected Coriant to build a resilient and flexible transport infrastructure that will interconnect major data centers in Singapore. The Coriant solution, which includes the Coriant® 7100 Pico Packet Optical Transport Platform, Coriant® Pluggable Optical Layer, and the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform, will enable Racks Central to cost-efficiently scale inter-data center capacity from 10 Gbps to 1 Tbps and expand its portfolio of carrier-grade connectivity and data center services as demand for cloud communications in Asia Pacific continues to explode.

Headquartered in Singapore, one of the region's strategic IT hubs, Racks Central is a carrier-neutral data center provider that offers competitive co-location and managed service solutions to leading carrier, ISP, large enterprise, and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) customers. Racks Central is deploying Data Center Interconnect (DCI) innovation from Coriant to support small-footprint, hyper-scalable, and high-performance connectivity between major carrier-neutral data center facilities in Singapore.

"We are committed to investing in cutting-edge technology that will allow us to offer our customers cost-effective access to the region's growing cloud and data center ecosystem," said Bobby Wee, Chief Executive Officer, Racks Central. "To provide value-added data center connectivity solutions along with our colocation services, Coriant is an ideal partner for Racks Central, and their best-in-class DCI solution enhances our ability to quickly respond to our customers' evolving service needs and capacity requirements very cost effectively."

The Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform is an innovative stackable transport solution for cloud and data center networks that delivers 3.2 Tbps of capacity throughput in a compact 1RU form factor. With industry-leading low power consumption and high density, the Groove™ G30 enables cost-efficient deployment of a broad range of resilient Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity services, including 10G, 40G, and 100G client services. Powered by Coriant CloudWave™ Optics, the Groove™ G30 supports software programmable and highly scalable DWDM line rates (100G/150G/200G) that will enable Racks Central to maximize high-capacity transmission in DCI applications. The Coriant solution for Racks Central also includes the Coriant® 7100 Pico™ Packet Optical Transport Platform, a 2RU compact and flexible metro edge solution that supports cloud and data center-optimized 1G/10G/100G services and efficient aggregation and transport of diverse communications traffic and protocols. Combined with Coriant's Pluggable Optical Layer technology, these innovative DCI solutions enhance Racks Central's ability to cost-effectively customize its carrier-neutral connectivity services.

"As enterprises and OTT providers throughout Asia Pacific increasingly rely on cloud and data center connectivity for their business success, the demand for flexible and reliable interconnect services is rapidly growing," said Petri Markkanen, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, Coriant. "We are pleased to partner with Racks Central and provide the technology innovation that will create the scalable foundation for differentiated colocation service offerings optimized for the interconnection needs of their end-user customers."

About Racks Central

Racks Central is privately funded by major equity partners. Driven by a team of industry experts and staffed by highly trained specialists, Racks Central focuses on providing premium-grade data center space and managed services for the Asia Pacific region. Our team has years of experience in large-scale complex IT systems, engineering, power generation and data center operations for high-tech industries. Racks Central operates a Tier 3 ready data center space for enterprise grade customers in Singapore and beyond. Our focus is to provide this world-class facility to clients for whom data integrity is essential and a highly secured facility to host their key assets is vital.

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