NYSERNet, the New York State Education and Research Network, has
deployed the 100G solution from Ekinops
to increase the capacity on its existing optical fiber network and offer
additional services to members of the NYSERNet community.
NYSERNet is a private, non-profit corporation that delivers advanced
Internet, networking, and other services to research and education
organizations across New York State. Members include leading
universities, colleges, museums, healthcare facilities, primary and
secondary schools, and research institutions.
To allow more access for members to the NYSERNet disaster recovery and
business continuity data center in Syracuse, the organization needed to
enable additional channels on its DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division
Multiplexing) optical network. Initially, the cost of "lighting" those
channels was a challenge, but the cost-effective Ekinops 100G solution
overcame that obstacle.
With Ekinops, NYSERNet deployed a solution that enables more efficient
use of the DWDM signals and expanded the availability of 10 Gigabit
Ethernet service to more of the organization's members.
Following the initial deployment and thorough testing, the Ekinops
equipment began carrying live NYSERNet traffic in July 2013, operating
in a multivendor DWDM environment without any compatibility issues.
Bill Owens, Chief Technology Officer for NYSERNet, said the Ekinops
equipment "dramatically reduced the cost of lighting additional lambdas
(channels) on the existing DWDM network and encourages use of the
network and data center facilities for our members."
He added that "The Ekinops equipment had the right mix of features, the
ability to be added to our existing network without disruption, and a
much lower cost than other options."
Patrick Gault, Ekinops' Vice President of Sales for the Americas, said
the Ekinops 100G solution is designed for cost-effective operation,
across a broad range of service providers, allowing them to better serve
their customers and generate revenue.
"The Ekinops 100G system offers highly flexible multiplexing
capabilities," Gault pointed out. "Because it utilizes Ekinops'technology&esheet=50743406&newsitemid=20131105005241&lan=en-US&anchor=T-Chip%C2%AE&index=2&md5=6da984e80c36e62802490187d49f362e" rel="nofollow">T-Chip®
(Transport-on-a-Chip) technology, with DynaMux®dynamic multiplexing, the solution is not limited to aggregating
only 10G services, as is the case with other manufacturers' offerings."