Stockholm Internet eXchange taps Coriant to scale interconnect capacity
Jul 18, 2017
Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform Helps STHIX Deliver Fast, Efficient, and Flexible High-Capacity Services to Support Metro Traffic Growth and New Customers
STOCKHOLM and MUNICH, 18 July 2017 – Stockholm Internet eXchange (STHIX), a neutral Internet Exchange focused on delivering high-quality and cost-effective IXP services, and Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced they have teamed to enhance the scalability, flexibility, and efficiency of STHIX's metro network to support the rapidly growing traffic demands of its end-user ISP customers and over 100 connected networks. With the recent deployment of the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform, STHIX can quickly scale capacity to meet the increasingly short demand cycles of their customers.
“We operate in a fast paced and dynamic environment, and we were looking for a future-proof solution with the ability to easily adapt and turn up member services quickly,” said Rasmus Åberg, Chief Executive Officer, STHIX. “The Coriant Groove G30 solution proved a perfect fit for our needs with its compelling modular design, cost-effective scalability, and a level of operational simplicity that enabled us to accelerate high-speed service deployment faster than I’ve ever experienced.”
The Coriant Groove™ G30 metro deployment for STHIX 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. The best-in-class optical transport solution enables STHIX to enhance its robust and modern peering platform, which is currently distributed over Stockholm's six major data centers and Gothenburg's main data center, and which will be extended to main data centers in Copenhagen following a planned launch this summer."
"Internet Exchanges like STHIX play a critical role in the global Internet ecosystem – and this will only increase over time as they brace for a new generation of dynamic, high-bandwidth applications like IoT and 5G,” said Richard Fellner, Managing Director of Europe, Coriant. "We are pleased to be working closely with STHIX as they evolve their metro network to meet a new set of challenges with our purpose-built Groove solution."
The award-winning Coriant Groove™ G30 is an innovative 1RU modular open transport solution for cloud, data center, and IXP networks that can be equipped as a muxponder terminal solution and as an Open Line System (OLS) optical layer solution. Purpose-built for interconnectivity applications, the disaggregated Groove G30 delivers industry-leading density, flexibility, and low power consumption.
About Stockholm Internet eXchange
Stockholm Internet eXchange (STHIX) provides a reliable high speed interconnection between internet service providers in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen. STHIX is a neutral, independent, and professional exchange with more than 10 years of experience. STHIX supplies its members with interconnection ports in the range of 100Mbps up to single or multiple 100 Gbps ports.