Midco deploys Infinera XTM series for metro and data centre interconnect services

Midco deploys Infinera XTM series for metro and data centre interconnect services »

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Midco, an independent internet service provider and cable operator, has announced the deployment of the Infinera XTM Series for 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) transport to support metro aggregation services and to interconnect Midco's recently acquired data centres.

The Infinera XTM Series is designed to enable Midco to deliver high density and highly scalable 100 Gb/s optical transport to support its rapidly growing network needs.

With the acquisition of Dataware, Midco now operates data centres in South Dakota, which will accommodate customers requiring Tier 2 or Tier 3 facilities — with plans to expand in other areas. A variety of banking, healthcare, agriculture, energy, government and other clients rely on Midco’s data centre and managed services. Midco operates an 8,400 fibre-mile network delivering services to urban and rural areas in the region. The Infinera XTM Series provides Midco with capabilities to serve business and residential customers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Midco upgraded its long-haul network last year with the Infinera DTN-X platform and has now extended its network into the metro with the Infinera XTM Series, offering its customers an end-to-end Infinera Intelligent Transport Network. The Infinera XTM Series helps Midco support metro Ethernet services and to connect its data centres with 10 Gb/s, 100 Gb/s and Fibre Channel transport services.

Midco is also able to manage its end-to-end network with Infinera’s Digital Network Administrator (DNA) and utilise Infinera’s recently announced Xceed Software Suite, which enables programmable software defined networking (SDN) control.

“As we upgraded our network with these new data centres, we once again selected Infinera to expand our Intelligent Transport Network,” said Jon Pederson, Chief Technology Officer at Midco.” The XTM Series was easy to install and we were able to use the Digital Network Administrator to control our Infinera end-to-end network from long-haul to metro with a single management system.”

“We are pleased Midco is extending the benefits of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, offering its customers an end-to-end network from the metro to its core backbone,” said Karl Thedéen, Senior Vice President, Metro Business Group at Infinera.” The Infinera XTM Series extends the benefits of Infinera’s long-haul solutions to the metro and offers cable operators the benefits of scalability, ease of use and superb reliability. This expanded solution is a great example of how cable operators are deploying Infinera solutions across all sections of the network.”

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