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Press Release -- June 2nd, 2015
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Accedian Solutions Support Fibrenoire’s Expanding Cloud Connectivity Offerings

Fastest growing Carrier Ethernet 2.0 service provider delivers and differentiates their services using Accedian’s flexible performance assurance solutions

Montreal, Canada - June 2, 2015 - Accedian Inc., the Performance Assurance Solution Specialist, today announced that Quebec-based Wholesale and Enterprise network connections provider Fibrenoire has broadly deployed Accedian network performance monitoring and assurance solutions to expand its hybrid-cloud connectivity services and geographic coverage across Canada.

With over 1,500 customers, including businesses like McKesson, Richter and Medisys, Fibrenoire is leveraging its excellent reputation, extensive infrastructure assets, and impressive peering relationships to continue expanding into the data center and cloud-connectivity market. Its initiatives include building a portfolio of flexible, easily tailored solutions, and increasing its reach across Canada, recently adding an Ottawa point of presence to its network.

Fibrenoire is at the forefront of public and private cloud connectivity—a still developing area where many options are available, from direct cross-connect to peering-optimized Internet connections. Since it’s well-versed in connecting enterprises to data centers and data centers to each other, Fibrenoire is able to build custom solutions that can combine Carrier Ethernet and IP connections to deliver a mix of transparency and redundancy that suits each customer’s specific needs.

“Our sophisticated but cost-effective performance assurance units serve as Fibrenoire’s service endpoints, SLA monitoring instrumentation, remote troubleshooting tools, and turn-up test units that benchmark performance as services are activated. As Fibrenoire’s goals evolve, we continue working closely with them to achieve the end-to-end network reliability required by their customers,” said Keith Donahue, VP of Product Management and Service, Accedian Networks.

Accedian has been Fibrenoire’s primary solutions provider for performance monitoring, assurance, and traffic conditioning endpoints for nearly four years, covering most data center and enterprise-customer connections. Capabilities provided by Accedian’s solution—crucial to Fibrenoire’s existing and future innovations—include:

  • Full service lifecycle performance assurance, from activation to continuous SLA/performance monitoring.
  • Proactive performance optimization, fault management and reporting.
  • Hierarchical QoS (H-QoS) to optimize performance over multiple classes of service, and multiple logical connections over a single physical connection (EVPL Service).
  • Hardware-based traffic shaping to further optimize link and TCP throughput, without impacting high-priority, low latency flows.

“The MEF 2.0-Certified Carrier Ethernet services we custom-design for business customers require proactive discovery of network issues so we can address them quickly. Accedian’s performance monitoring and assurance platform provides that capability, and is able to evolve with us. They are a true solutions partner, who support and work with us to deliver the best possible solutions to our customers,” said Jean-François Lévesque, VP Technologies & CTO, Fibrenoire.

Read the case study to learn more about how Accedian network performance monitoring and assurance solutions are helping Fibrenoire expand its services and geographic coverage.

About Accedian Networks

Accedian Networks® is the Performance Assurance Solution Specialist for mobile networks and enterprise-to-data center connectivity. Open, multi-vendor interoperable and programmable solutions go beyond standard-based performance assurance to deliver Network State+™, the most complete view of network health. www.Accedian.com Twitter: @Accedian

About fibrenoire

Fibrenoire specializes exclusively in fiber optic connectivity services for businesses in Quebec and Ontario and is the leading Metro Ethernet Carrier in Eastern Canada. Fibrenoire deploys and operates its own network of over 4500 km of fibers in the metropolitan areas of Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto. In addition to its exclusive dedication to business problems, Fibrenoire offers you a consulting engineering approach that accompanies solution engineering, from project delivery to 24/7 technical support and access monitoring from our Network Operations Centre (NOC). Fibrenoire is also MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified and counts several international carriers, datacenters and Internet Service Providers (ISP) as customers.  The company has over fifty employees, with its head office in Montreal, Quebec. For more information, please visit www.fibrenoire.ca or follow the company on Twitter.

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