Data center and network solutions provider InfoRelay has selected and deployed the EKINOPS 360 optical transport platform to interconnect multiple data centers and co-location facilities in the Washington, D.C., area, EKINOPS announced today.

The regional network includes InfoRelay’s latest data center, Dulles Exchange, in Herndon, Virginia, which is being inaugurated Thursday with a grand opening celebration.

Ekinops, a leading supplier of next generation optical transport equipment, is supplying InfoRelay with its EKINOPS 360 transport platform. InfoRelay will take advantage of Ekinops’ ability to flexibly and efficiently aggregate multiple service types and rates over fiber. The initial deployment will provide transport for Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and 10G LAN services over a high-capacity fiber-optic infrastructure.

InfoRelay was looking for a solution to link its four data center operations in northern Virginia which are home to a large variety of network providers, Federal clients, and large enterprise customers. InfoRelay evaluated the EKINOPS solution along with several other manufacturers’ products and chose EKINOPS following nearly a two-month trial.

“We needed a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective solution that supported all the necessary protocols, such as Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, video, and SONET,” explained Russell Weiss, president of InfoRelay. “We were also looking for a platform that would allow us to provide lit services to those strategic customers of ours looking for bandwidth between facilities. We found that EKINOPS provided us with that flexibility at the right price points and our trial confirmed that the EKINOPS solution was the right choice.”

InfoRelay, founded in 1995, provides on-demand data center and cloud hosting services, guaranteeing 99.999 percent uptime with extremely low latency to almost anywhere in the world. Its overall network capacity exceeds 200 Gbps of Internet connectivity. Like its other facilities, InfoRelay’s new Dulles Exchange data center is highly secure, diversely connected to multiple fiber networks, and has a highly redundant infrastructure.

“With the advent of cloud computing, data centers are seeing a surge in capacity requirements for interconnecting their facilities.” said Rob Adams, vice president of global marketing for Ekinops. “They require a platform that is operationally simple and extremely reliable, making our 360 platform the ideal choice.”

The EKINOPS 360 is EKINOPS' flagship next-generation optical transport platform, providing DWDM and CWDM (dense and coarse wavelength division multiplexing) on a single platform for metro, regional, and long-haul applications. It handles service rates from 100 Mbps to 100 Gbps. It offers a broad portfolio of services including SONET/SDH, Fibre Channel, FICON, video, Ethernet, and Infiniband.

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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