Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale internet operators, has announced that the Berlin Commercial Internet Exchange (BCIX), Berlin’s Internet Exchange Point, has selected the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform to scale its distributed peering infrastructure as demand for high-bandwidth interconnect capacity in the capital of Germany grows exponentially.
Connecting major data center sites across Berlin, the Coriant solution will enable BCIX to deliver high-capacity neutral exchange services, including 100G Data Center Interconnect (DCI) services that can be deployed quickly, easily, and cost-efficiently.
BCIX selected the Coriant Groove™ G30 solution for its industry-leading high density, low power consumption, and ease of operation, as well as its ability to meet the high-availability, high-quality connectivity demands of its end-user customers, which include domestic and international Tier 1 service providers, global web-scale internet operators, cloud providers, and Over the Top (OTT) content providers.
“The German economy continues to experience strong growth. The year over year doubling of IP traffic volumes we are seeing in the nation’s capital is further evidence of a robust business environment,” said Christian Kroeger, Managing Director, BCIX Management GmbH. “To meet the evolving high-speed connectivity demands of our customers, we are boosting the scalability of our backbone network with the Coriant Groove G30. After rigorous testing and analysis of competitive offerings, the Coriant solution demonstrated superior performance and flexibility, and met our stringent performance requirements for scalable, resilient, and low latency transport.”
With the industry’s most flexible plug-and-play modular architecture and the recent introduction of a new Coherent Multiservice Sled, the Groove G30 solution also provides BCIX a seamless and cost-effective path to higher interconnect speeds, including 400G client side and 600G line side transmission – without the need for forklift upgrades or costly and complex flexi-grid ROADMs.
“Berlin is an important internet hub not only for Germany, but also for the rest of Europe, and BCIX plays a critical role as a nexus point connecting many of the world’s most recognized brands and tech giants,” said Ronald Van der Kraan, Managing Director, Europe, Coriant. “We are excited to be working closely with BCIX as they enhance their customer value proposition and extend their market leadership as a premier provider of high-capacity internet exchange services.”