25 January 2017 Download this Press Release

Dailymotion, one of the leading international video hosting platforms has boosted its capacity between important data centers with 200 Gbps (Gigabits per second) fiber-optic transport equipment from Ekinops.

With more than 300 million monthly visitors watching some three billion videos, Dailymotion needed to interconnect the two Paris-area data centers with a high-capacity redundant link and also needed to upgrade that link in a short timeframe. To meet these needs, Dailymotion turned to Ekinops, a leading supplier of next-generation optical network equipment for high-speed telecommunications networks and a specialist in cost-effective and rapid deployments.

Dailymotion selected EKINOPS in late October 2016 and the new link went live in early December. EKINOPS deployed its 200G muxponders, allowing up to 8 Tbps (Terabits per second) transmission between the two locations. The new EKINOPS equipment replaced 10 Gbps equipment that simply could no longer scale to meet Dailymotion’s needs.

“To enhance the quality of service of our video platform, and to be prepared for future booming demand, we decided to drastically increase the interconnection capacity between our data centers,” said Pierre-Yves Maunier, Network Architect at Dailymotion, which is part of Vivendi, the international media and content group. “EKINOPS offered us an efficient and cost-effective 200G solution that is easy to use and extremely scalable.”

“With this advanced EKINOPS equipment, Dailymotion now has in place a very flexible and essentially future-proof network,” said Jonathan Amir, VP of EMEA sales at Ekinops. “And when it does need additional capacity, extending that capacity will be a simple process. Dailymotion is definitely ready for future surges in video demand.”

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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