Equinix taps Infinera Cloud Xpress for Tokyo datacenter interconnection


Intelligent transport networks provider Infinera said Equinix selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress for datacenter interconnection in Tokyo.

Tokyo is the second metro market after Hong Kong where Equinix is deploying the Infinera Cloud Xpress.

Equinix selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to serve the growing need for high bandwidth customer interconnections between its four IBX datacenters in Tokyo, which serve more than 260 companies.

“The Cloud Xpress addresses the critical needs of datacenter operators and continues to gain traction in networks across the globe,” said Stu Elby, senior vice president of cloud network strategy and technology at Infinera.

Equinix is a global interconnection and datacenter company, operating International Business Exchange (IBX) datacenters in 33 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

Further, infinera said, IBX customers in 21 markets, including Tokyo and Hong Kong, can also use the Equinix Cloud Exchange service, which brings together cloud service providers and users.

Infinera introduced the Cloud Xpress family in 2014 delivering a cloud-optimized WDM solution to cloud service providers, Internet content providers, Internet Exchange service providers and other large-scale datacenter operators.

Infinera recently expanded the Cloud Xpress family by shipping Cloud Xpress with 100 GbE, offering customers the choice of 10 GbE, 40 GbE and 100 GbE interfaces to meet their specific requirements.

In July, Equinix had selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its Hong Kong data centers. The Infinera Cloud Xpress offers Equinix a platform with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption.

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