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Press Release -- January 31st, 2017
Source: coriant, packetfabric


Superior Performance and Scalability Enable 100GbE Connectivity and Beyond on PacketFabric’s Next-Generation Ethernet-based Cloud Networking Platform

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 31 January 2017Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, and PacketFabric, a NantWorks company, a provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services and a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, today announced that PacketFabric has deployed the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform to support its fully automated Software-defined Networking (SDN)-based platform. The PacketFabric platform offers users the ability to instantaneously provision terabit-scale connectivity in a direct, private, and secure manner, providing seamless connectivity across the PacketFabric network.

Selected for its unmatched performance and scalability, the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform provides PacketFabric with the capacity and features necessary to support its next-generation, software-enabled transport and interconnection platform. Coriant’s unique technology enables a scalable and flexible backbone network, capable of adapting to changing traffic patterns and growing demand for video and cloud services, as well as Data Center Interconnection (DCI).

“A critical component underpinning the functionality of the PacketFabric platform is access to massive amounts of underlying optical transport capacity,” said Richard Steenbergen, Chief Technology Officer of PacketFabric. “As such, we carefully evaluated the latest state-of-the-art DWDM infrastructure offerings from a number of different sources. The Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform delivered far and away the best scalability, density, and power efficiency in the market, as well as the SDN capabilities necessary to support our next-generation automated infrastructure.”

The Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform is an innovative stackable transport solution for cloud, data center, and IX networks that delivers industry-leading 3.2 Tbps of capacity throughput in a highly compact, power-efficient 1RU form factor. It supports software programmable and highly scalable DWDM line rates (100G/150G/200G), enabling PacketFabric to maximize cost-efficiency and performance across its backbone.

“We are pleased to partner with PacketFabric and support their revolutionary approach to interconnect services with a high-performance DCI solution optimized for their packet optical transport needs,” said Tarcisio Ribeiro, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer, Coriant.

PacketFabric’s SDN-based network platform connects major carrier hotels and data centers throughout North America, and is designed to deliver hundreds of Terabits/sec of on-demand connectivity across its purpose-built private backbone network. By leveraging this innovative architecture, PacketFabric allows customers to easily procure and maintain their network services in real-time, while reaching many hundreds of destinations without the need to deploy and manage costly infrastructure, or rely on the public internet. PacketFabric customers pay only for what they use, which eliminates the hassle of long-term contracts and expensive stranded capacity.

The PacketFabric SDN platform provides both a web-based portal and advanced Application Program Interface (API), enabling customers to dynamically design and deploy any network configuration on-demand. Real-time analytics capabilities further extend the platform, providing complete control and visibility into network performance and traffic data.

For more information about Coriant and its dynamic networking solutions, visit

About Coriant

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.

About PacketFabric

PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamically provisioned real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilities coast-to-coast connectivity between 86 premier colocation facilities across 11 U.S. markets, and enables simple, cost-effective, and scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal. For more information, visit or connect with PacketFabric on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About NantWorks

NantWorks, LLC, is the umbrella organization for an ecosystem of companies committed to the convergence of 21st century innovative platforms to transform how we work, live and play: NantHealth, NantOmics, NantBioScience, NantCell and its affiliate NantKwest, NantPharma, NantMobile, NantStudio, NantCapital and NantCloud. Fact-based and solution driven, each of NantWorks’ division companies operates at the intersection of innovation and infrastructure.

Founded by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, scientist and inventor of the first human nanoparticle chemotherapeutic agent Abraxane, the core mission for NantWorks is convergence: to develop and deliver a diverse range of technologies that accelerate innovation, broaden the scope of scientific discovery, enhance groundbreaking research, and improve healthcare treatment for those in need. NantWorks is building an integrated fact-based, genomically-informed, personalized approach to the delivery of care and the development of next generation diagnostics and therapeutics. For more information please visit and and follow Dr. Soon-Shiong on Twitter @DrPatSoonShiong.

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