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Press Release -- October 16th, 2014
Source: BTI Systems

Pacnet Selects BTI Systems as Vendor of Choice for 100GE Metro Data Center Connectivity

Asia-Pacific’s Top Provider of Managed Data Connectivity Solutions Leverages BTI’s Proven, Extensible and Open Platform

OTTAWA and BOSTON – October 15, 2014

BTI Systems, an award-winning provider of cloud and metro networking software and systems to content, colocation and service providers around the world, today announced that Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated technology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, is deploying the BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms to interconnect Pacnet’s business-driven data centers in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Pacnet delivers high-performance technology solutions over its region’s most extensive high-capacity submarine cable. Pacnet’s ability to capitalize on BTI’s compact, extensible and scalable metro portfolio to provide 100GE and 10GE support for major cloud service providers and colocation sites played a key role in earning BTI the win in this strategically critical opportunity.

“Our customers include major cloud service providers, Internet service providers, application service providers, telecommunications carriers and large multinational enterprises that depend on our high-performance networks to keep their businesses ahead of the curve and growing into new markets,” said Pacnet CTO Andy Lumsden. “We have to reinforce their confidence in us every day in terms of high-speed access, quick service turn-up, flexibility and economics, all delivered with unmatched customer service and support. The BTI 7800 Series will enable us to create a high-capacity metro network fabric, supporting 200G per slot now, and scaling to 400G and 1Tbps per slot in the future.”

Pacnet owns and operates the leading pan-Asian submarine cable network. Comprising 19 cable landing stations and extending from India to the U.S., this includes a 100G subsea network in Asia to support growth in Web 2.0/cloud traffic. Offering high-capacity, low-latency services, Pacnet’s data centers are connected to the subsea cable network at the landing stations. Pacnet recently extended its network to support 100G DWDM connectivity for metro data center interconnect using the BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms.

“The global explosion of cloud computing, Ethernet business services, video streaming, social media and other bandwidth-intensive applications is fueling skyrocketing growth in inter-data center traffic,” said BTI Vice President of Business Development for Asia Marc Olivier. “Service providers must quickly and cost efficiently upgrade their network infrastructures to expand bandwidth between data centers and users.”

“Representing one of the first end-to-end 100GE deployments in the region, Pacnet can now offer both 10GE and 100GE interconnect services to its customers,” Olivier continued. “We’re thrilled that Pacnet chose BTI, as the company continues to set the bar for what it takes to earn the reputation as one of the world’s best-in-class networks.”

Pacnet has deployed BTI’s Cloud Networking Solution, including the BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect, an open, converged platform supporting high-capacity optical switching. The BTI 7800 has the ability to converge rich packet processing and embedded Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based applications enabling service providers to create innovative service offerings. Importantly, benefits of the BTI 7800 Series include massive optical bandwidth and scale, improved economics, accelerated service delivery, simplified management, and investment protection for future interfaces and services.

Pacnet has previously deployed the BTI 7000 Series packet optical transport portfolio of compact, modular, carrier-grade systems purpose-built to unify packet and optical service delivery into a single platform; the BTI 7000 Series Dynamic Optical Layer, reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (ROADM) for enhanced automation and service agility; and the BTI proNX Service Manager, a comprehensive suite of service provisioning, monitoring and troubleshooting tools across the entire BTI portfolio for ease of operations and service turn-up.

About Pacnet

Pacnet is Asia-Pacific’s leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions to major telecommunications carriers, large multinational enterprises and government entities. Ownership of the region’s most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers in key markets including China, India, Japan and the United States. Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network and value-added data center services, its assets and experience in the region help Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including Fortune 500 companies. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in the Asia-Pacific region and North America. For more information, please visit:

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About BTI Systems

BTI delivers solutions that transform the economics, performance and innovation of global networks through intelligent networking software and systems. Leading content, cloud and service providers choose BTI to drive improved operational efficiencies and profitably deliver high-value services to businesses and consumers around the globe. With more than 380 customers, BTI is headquartered in North America, and operates regional sales, marketing, and R&D centers of excellence throughout the world. For more information, visit

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