Data Center Provider InfoRelay Chooses Ekinops to Interconnect Washington, D.C., Area Facilities
For its newest data center in the Washington, D.C., area, InfoRelay is using optical transport equipment from Ekinops to link its other regional data centers and facilities with high-speed, multiprotocol connections.
The regional network includes InfoRelay’s latest data center, Dulles Exchange, in Herndon, Virginia, which is being inaugurated Thursday with a grand opening celebration.
Ekinops, a leading supplier of next generation optical transport equipment, is supplying InfoRelay with its Ekinops 360 transport platform. InfoRelay will take advantage of Ekinops’ ability to flexibly and efficiently aggregate multiple service types and rates over fiber. The initial deployment will provide transport for Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and 10G LAN services over a high-capacity fiber-optic infrastructure.
InfoRelay was looking for a solution to link its four data center operations in northern Virginia, which are home to a large variety of network providers, federal clients, and large enterprise customers. InfoRelay evaluated the Ekinops solution along with several other manufacturers’
“We needed a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective solution that supported all the necessary protocols, such as Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, video, and SONET,” explained Russell Weiss, president of InfoRelay. “We were also looking for a platform that would allow us to provide lit services to those strategic customers of ours looking for bandwidth between facilities. We found that Ekinops provided us with that flexibility at the right price points and our trial confirmed that the Ekinops solution was the right choice.”
InfoRelay, founded in 1995, provides on-demand data center and cloud hosting services, guaranteeing 99.999 percent uptime with extremely low latency to almost anywhere in the world. Its overall network capacity exceeds 200 Gbps of Internet connectivity. Like its other facilities, InfoRelay’s new Dulles Exchange data center is highly secure, diversely connected to multiple fiber networks, and has a highly redundant infrastructure.
“With the advent of cloud computing, data centers are seeing a surge in capacity requirements for interconnecting their facilities.”
The Ekinops 360 is Ekinops' flagship next-generation optical transport platform, providing DWDM and CWDM (dense and coarse wavelength division multiplexing)
Ekinops is a leading supplier of next generation optical transport equipment for telecommunications service providers. The Ekinops 360 addresses Metro, Regional, and Long-Haul applications with a single, highly-integrated platform. Ekinops is a market-leading innovator in 100G transport with its unique all-in-1RU® approach that truly optimizes optical networks. The Ekinops 360 system relies on the highly-programmable Ekinops T-Chip® (Transport-on-
InfoRelay Online Systems, Inc. delivers enterprise-level managed services and wholesale data center services to thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and Federal agencies. InfoRelay improves its clients’ efficiency and profitability through the company’s array of reliable IT services. By demonstrating unparalleled levels of responsiveness, concern, and overall service, InfoRelay establishes a unique trusting relationship with each client, allowing InfoRelay to act as a 24x7x365 extension of its clients' IT departments. For more information, please visit www.inforelay.com or call (703) 485-4600.
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