Lightower Excels at High-Performance, All-Fiber Networking Solutions for Education

Lightower, NERCOMP 2014, education technology, campus technology, high performance optical network The “Internet of Things threatens to generate massive amounts of input data from sources that are globally distributed,” confirms Fabrizio Biscotti, research director at Gartner. And given the coming volumes of data, Biscotti continues that comprehensive backups “will present potentially insoluble governance issues, such as network bandwidth and remote storage bandwidth, and capacity to back up all raw data is likely to be unaffordable.” This is a reality facing education campuses around the country and the world. The need for high-capacity bandwidth to run current IT systems and add advanced learning platforms and capabilities is huge and growing. NERCOMP, the … Continue reading

DE-CIX Hits a New Mark! The German Internet Exchange Reaches 3 Tbps Peak Traffic

DE-CIX Apollon Internet Peering Peak traffic at DE-CIX Frankfurt, the world’s largest Internet Exchange point, has officially hit the 3 terabits-per-second (Tbps) mark. This milestone represents a 36% increase in traffic in just 12 months, with last year’s peak coming in at 2.2 Tbps. DE-CIX introduced its new flagship platform, DE-CIX Apollon, in April 2013 in anticipation of future traffic growth. The Apollon platform will allow DE-CIX to grow 10-fold before any major infrastructure changes will need to be made. Since completing its customer migration to DE-CIX Apollon in December, the Internet exchange has seen continued customer and traffic growth. Recent traffic and customer … Continue reading

Cogent Chooses Hibernia Networks for Irish Network Expansion

Hibernia Networks logo Cogent Communications has chosen Hibernia Networks to expand its network reach throughout Northern Ireland. The Ireland network expansion will connect Cogent at Hibernia’s cable landing station in Dublin and across the Titanic Quarter in Northern Ireland. The new capacity will be used to further address the growing demand Cogent is seeing for high-speed communications services. With almost 2,000 on-net service locations, Cogent is a world-class telecommunications provider serving 36 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. By leveraging Hibernia’s high-capacity, multi-count dark fiber, Cogent further strengthens its infrastructure in Ireland. “Not only is Hibernia recognized as the premier supplier of … Continue reading

DE-CIX Apollon Now Ready for 100G!

The wait is over – the DE-CIX Apollon peering exchange completed its final technology upgrades, and all customers have been successfully migrated over. What does this mean for DE-CIX customers? Direct access to one of the fastest, most technologically advanced and one of the most reliable peering and Internet exchanges in the world. The technology upgrades also enable 100G capabilities for the more than 600 DE-CIX customers and partners, with expanded capabilities slated for 2014. German ISP Hetzner Online is actually the first customer to deploy 100G on the Apollon platform. “With our new 100G connection and the top-notch service at DE-CIX, we can increase … Continue reading

Lightower Expands All-Fiber Network in Chicago Market

Lightower, NERCOMP 2014, education technology, campus technology, high performance optical network Not just the Windy City, Chicago is also a well-networked city. A Midwest center of finance, commerce, industry and transportation, Chicago is a national and international hub for technology and telecommunications. That’s even more true today, now that Lightower Fiber Networks has announced an expansion of its network across the Chicago metro area. Lightower is constructing multiple new fiber rings throughout downtown Chicago and the surrounding communities of Oak Brook, Elk Grove and Franklin Park. This network expansion will make Lightower services available to hundreds of new commercial buildings and data centers throughout the area. Lightower will also be building … Continue reading

Silicon-to-Photonics Routing Pioneer, Compass-EOS, Joins the Georgia Technology Center (GTC)

GTC Compass-EOS routers to become part of one of the world’s first SDN-based Internet Exchanges The Georgia Technology Center (GTC), a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to demonstrate their networking hardware and software, located in Colo Atl’s Atlanta facility, announces that Compass-EOS, the world’s first silicon-to-photonics router company, is its newest member.  The Compass-EOS r10004 Router will be deployed in the Colo Atl facility, which is home to both the GTC and the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), a software-defined networking (SDN)-based Internet exchange capable of delivering secure and simplified peering solutions. As a member of the GTC, Compass-EOS will demonstrate its leadership in … Continue reading

Optelian Leads Discussion on African Research & Education Network Development and Engagement at UbuntuNet 2013

Training Session on Optical Networking to Encourage NREN Advances in Africa Intuitive Packet Optical NetworkingTM solution provider, Optelian, announced that its Business Development Manager, Brian Savory, will deliver a presentation and a training session on National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) at UbuntuNet-Connect 2013 in Kigali, Rwanda, November 14-15. Optelian is also a sponsor of the event. On Thursday, November 14, Mr. Savory will present “Advantages of Industry Membership Program for Emerging NRENs.” This conference session will be moderated by Ludmila Maguni, CEO of Mozambique Research & Education Network (MoRENet). The presentation will address existing global partnerships and programs that … Continue reading

Lightower Delivers All-Fiber Networking for Direct Connectivity to Amazon Web Services

Lightower, NERCOMP 2014, education technology, campus technology, high performance optical network Lightower announced today that it now offers customers all-fiber connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS) through Amazon’s Direct Connect locations in New York City, NY, and Ashburn, VA. Customers can connect directly to AWS via all-fiber networking from any of Lightower’s 7,500+ service locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and metro Chicago. End-to-end fiber connectivity between a business site and the AWS cloud is a critical component to the overall performance and experience of the AWS services.  Direct fiber connectivity between the business and an AWS Direct Connect location ensures maximum data throughout and optimal application performance. “For any business implementing … Continue reading

Optelian Delivers Key Avionics Photonics Modulator to Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center

Optelian Logo Intuitive Packet Optical Networking™ solution provider, Optelian, is at the forefront of advanced optical modulator technology, as highlighted in a recent paper by the SPAWAR Systems Center of Navy Research Labs. The SPAWAR paper is titled “Performance of a 40 GHz RF Photonic Balanced Link Using a Polarization Modulator.” The paper discusses a solution based on Optelian’s Versawave polarization modulator. The paper’s authors believe the solution is the first achievement of an end-to-end system with Noise Figure (NF) less than 28 dB at 40 GHz for a multi-octave Radio Frequency (RF) photonic link. This enables optical system flexibility not seen before. … Continue reading

Provident Bank Chooses Lightower for 30+ Site Custom Ethernet Network

Lightower Logo Provident Bank of Montebello, New York, has selected Lightower to provide a customized Ethernet network to support the bank’s competitive strategy of delivering superior performance through technology. Operating within a highly competitive business environment, Provident Bank operates more than 30 branches across New York’s Hudson Valley region. Provident’s information technology (IT) group manages an ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, application support and mobile device support. Deploying its corporate infrastructure on a custom Ethernet network from Lightower allows Provident Bank to consolidate network services across all of its branch locations and unifies the bank’s networking services onto Lightower’s dense, all-fiber footprint. “We’ve … Continue reading