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Infinera launches Cloud Xpress for the Metro Cloud

September 18, 2014  

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Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has introduced the Infinera Cloud Xpress line of metro optical platforms, designed for network operators delivering cloud-based services to consumers and businesses worldwide.

The Cloud Xpress is optimized for the metro cloud, the transport network that interconnects multiple data centres within a metro area. In addition, the Cloud Xpress is designed to simplify the deployment of high-bandwidth connections while lowering the power and space required to scale metro cloud networks, the company says.

Infinera also announced upgrades to the Infinera DTN-X packet optical network transport platform with the Packet Switching Module (PXM) for Carrier Ethernet and MPLS.

“Consumers and businesses increasingly rely on the cloud for their application needs,” it said in a release As cloud adoption increases, large network operators are reporting a magnification effect on incoming traffic, such that a single request from an end user can generate 10 times the amount of traffic between data centres than was contained in the request.”

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