Global data center services provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) and Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today their partnership on CyrusOne's Texas Internet Exchange (IX), the first statewide IX in the United States. The IX network, powered by the Infinera DTN, based on 100 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) photonic integrated circuits (PICs), is expected to provide high-speed cloud-based services between CyrusOne’s major facilities and third-party carrier hotels in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, as well as to customer data center locations. Piloting since December 2012, the CyrusOne Texas IX is expected to launch by the end of March 2013.
Infinera DTN to power CyrusOne's Texas Internet Exchange (IX) (Photo: Business Wire)
“The deployment of Infinera’s Digital Optical Network provides us with a robust platform for high-speed cloud-based services that will ensure service flexibility, minimize bandwidth costs, simplify network operations, and consolidate network architecture. In addition, the Infinera solution reduces latency for active-active disaster recovery requirements,” said Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager of interconnection at CyrusOne. “Infinera is one of the most respected optical telecommunications suppliers in the world. To provide this level of technology and support demonstrates our level of dedication to the CyrusOne Texas IX platform.”
The optical network supporting CyrusOne's IX network is based on the Infinera DTN platform, embedded with Bandwidth Virtualization™. Bandwidth Virtualization allows optical capacity to be deployed as and when needed, without lengthy lead times or complex optical engineering. Powered by Infinera’s intelligent Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) software, the DTN platform allows CyrusOne to quickly and easily provision bandwidth circuits on their schedule and quickly respond to the needs of their dynamic network. The simplicity of Infinera’s DTN platform, based on PICs, also provides CyrusOne with high reliability and a simple operational experience, assisting data center operators to rapidly deploy and operate their own optical networking systems.
“Data centers are an important part of the IT structure for large enterprises, and Infinera is excited to partner with CyrusOne on their Internet Exchange,” said Scott Chandler, Infinera Vice President, North America Sales. “With Infinera’s Digital Optical Network solution, CyrusOne benefits from the simplicity of operating a high-speed optical network, designed to meet the needs of cloud-based services."
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center colocation, engineering facilities with the highest power redundancy (2N architecture), and power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability. The company has designed 24 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia that give customers the flexibility and scale to perfectly match their specific growth needs.
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 500 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000 companies.
CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 24 data centers worldwide.
Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems leverage PIC technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.infinera.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera’s Digital Optical Network providing a robust platform for high-speed cloud-based services that will ensure service flexibility, minimize bandwidth costs, simplify network operations, and consolidate network architecture; the Infinera solution reducing latency for active-active disaster recovery requirements; the DTN platform allowing CyrusOne to quickly and easily provision bandwidth circuits on their schedule and quickly respond to the needs of their dynamic network; the simplicity of Infinera’s DTN platform providing CyrusOne with high reliability and a simple operational experience, assisting data center operators to rapidly deploy and operate their own optical networking systems; with Infinera’s Digital Optical Network solution, CyrusOne benefitting from the simplicity of operating a high-speed optical network, designed to meet the needs of cloud-based services. These forward looking statements are based on our current expectations. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our reliance on single-source suppliers, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes. Further information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect our business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2013, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on our website at www.infinera.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.