DBSi, the Pennsylvania-based provider of disaster recovery, managed hosting, and data center services, has deployed optical networking equipment from EKINOPS to connect its three data centers, maximizing network capacity and availability for their clients’ mission-critical data.

The DBSi network uses DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) equipment from EKINOPS to provide numerous data-carrying channels over the fiber linking its existing data centers in Bethlehem and Valley Forge to the newest facility in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.

Deployment of the 10 gigabit per second Ethernet DWDM equipment via the EKINOPS 360 platform is the first phase of a two-phase network upgrade for DBSi. Later this year, the company will use EKINOPS DWDM equipment to join the three data centers in a ring configuration network that will deliver the highest levels of network redundancy, reliability, and availability.

Christopher Black, DBSi’s Chief Technology Officer, said that "many of the company’s clients – specifically financial services and healthcare organizations – use DBSi for synchronous replication of data and there is zero tolerance for downtime for those types of applications. That is one of the reasons DBSi selected the EKINOPS equipment for the upgraded network."

“We were in a position where we had to choose between expanding our existing DWDM ring or buying additional lit services from providers, and the latter was not an economically viable solution for our client’s needs,” Black explained. “We chose the EKINOPS solution based on its price and performance as well as its operational manageability.”

The EKINOPS equipment was deployed in November, and its performance has been flawless, Black said. In addition, the equipment’s streamlined management interface simplifies operations and enables more DBSi IT staffers to support it.

“EKINOPS has put in place a very cost-effective 10 Gbps Ethernet DWDM transport network for DBSi. Thanks to the T-Chip (Transport on a Chip) technology, we are able to deliver industry leading economy, scalability and reliability with the EKINOPS 360 platform.” said Rob Adams, Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Line Management for Ekinops. “This will enable a rapid return on investment as their newest data center helps power further growth in DBSi’s business.”

The EKINOPS 360 is a carrier-class optical transport solution for metro, regional, and long-haul networks. Thanks to its T-Chip technology, EKINOPS equipment packs its transport intelligence into a highly compact and efficient design, reducing costs, footprint, ongoing power consumption, and manufacturing delivery times to customers.

About Ekinops

EKINOPS is a leading provider of open and fully interoperable Layer 1, 2 and 3 solutions to service providers around the world. Our programmable and highly scalable solutions enable the fast, flexible and cost-effective deployment of new services for both high-speed, high-capacity optical transport as well as virtualization-enabled managed enterprise services.

Our product portfolio consists of three highly complementary product and service sets: EKINOPS 360, OneAccess and Compose. EKINOPS 360 provides optical transport solutions for metro, regional and long-distance networks with WDM for high-capacity point-to-point, ring and optical mesh architectures, and OTN for improved bandwidth utilization and efficient multi-service aggregation.

OneAccess offers a wide choice of physical and virtualized deployment options for Layer 2 and Layer 3 access network functions.

Compose supports service providers in making their networks software-defined with a variety of software management tools and services, including the scalable SD-WAN Xpress. As service providers embrace SDN and NFV deployment models, EKINOPS enables future-proofed deployment today, enabling operators to seamlessly migrate to an open, virtualized delivery model at a time of their choosing.

A global organization, EKINOPS (EKI) - a public company traded on the Euronext Paris exchange - is headquartered in Lannion, France, and EKINOPS Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary, is incorporated in the USA.

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