SUNNYVALE, CA — (Marketwired) — 12/17/14 — Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks™, announced today that it had started shipping the Infinera Cloud Xpress. The Cloud Xpress is a family of metro optical platforms designed for network operators delivering Cloud-based services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Infinera has shipped the Cloud Xpress for production deployment as well as field trials to multiple customers. Cloud Xpress customers include Internet content providers, data center operators and large enterprises.
Infinera announced the Cloud Xpress this fall as part of the Infinera Cloud Xpress family. The Cloud Xpress platform is optimized for the metro Cloud, the transport network that provides data center connectivity within a metro area. A small, stackable platform, Cloud Xpress is designed to simplify the deployment of high-bandwidth connections while lowering the power and space required to scale metro Cloud networks.
As Cloud adoption increases, large network operators are reporting a magnification effect on incoming traffic, such that a single request from an end user can generate a dramatic increase in the amount of East-West traffic between data centers. This magnification effect is dramatically accelerating the deployment of high-capacity transport solutions into the metro Cloud. The Cloud Xpress is designed specifically to address this need.
“As Cloud applications and services have grown in importance, the need for high-speed data center interconnection has grown at a very high rate,” said Paul Parker-Johnson, practice lead, Cloud and virtual system infrastructures at ACG Research. “This has generated the need for new transport solutions with leaner form factors, higher densities and superior operating efficiencies. Cloud Xpress is well-positioned to participate in the emerging service provider data center interconnect transport market, which we expect to reach $4 billion by 2019.”
“Meeting our commitment and shipping the Cloud Xpress in Q4 2014 is a key milestone for Infinera as we enter the metro Cloud market,” said Stuart Elby, senior vice president of Cloud network strategy and technology at Infinera. “The Infinera Cloud Xpress marks a better way to bring innovative Intelligent Transport Network solutions to the metro Cloud market by delivering a purpose built product with the right form factor, space and power profile.”
The Infinera Cloud Xpress features one terabit per second of input and output capacity in just two rack units with up to 500 gigabits per second (Gb/s) of line-side capacity and a mix of 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 40 GbE and 100 GbE client-side interfaces. The Cloud Xpress is designed with a rack-and-stack form factor and a new software approach that enables it to plug into existing Cloud provisioning systems using open software defined networking application programming interfaces. In addition, the Cloud Xpress consumes half as much power as the leading solutions from the vendors providing comparably-sized metro Cloud platforms.
For more information on Cloud Xpress, visit www.infinera.com/go/cloud.
Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN, news, filings) provides Intelligent Transport Networks for network operators, enabling reliable, easy to operate, high-capacity optical networks. Infinera leverages its unique large scale photonic integrated circuits to deliver innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding network environments. Intelligent Transport Networks enable carriers, Cloud network operators, governments and enterprises to automate, converge and scale their data center, metro, long-haul and subsea optical networks. To learn more about Infineravisit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera’s products and product functionality including that the Cloud Xpress platform is optimized for the metro Cloud; that the deployment of high-capacity transport solutions into the metro Cloud is dramatically accelerating; that Cloud Xpress marks a better way to bring innovative Intelligent Transport Network solutions to the metro Cloud market by delivering a purpose built product with the right form factor, space and power profile; and that the Cloud Xpress consumes half as much power as the leading solutions from the vendors providing comparably-sized metro Cloud platforms. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera’s business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 22, 2014 as filed with the SEC on October 9, 2014, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera’s website at www.infinera.comand the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.
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