MRV (News - Alert) Communications, a provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and bandwidth management services has revealed that London Internet Exchange (LINX) has selected MRV's LambdaDriver Optical Transport and Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM) solution to provide a core router interconnect for LINX's Internet Exchange in London.
LINX is a mutually owned membership association for IP network operators and is one of the main hubs of U.K. internet traffic. LINX's ten points of presence (PoPs) across London handle large volumes of traffic each day. Currently, the Exchange has over 390 members in over 50 countries worldwide, so it is critical for LINX infrastructure to offer a reliable exchange of traffic with increased routing control and bandwidth management capability.
With MRV’s bandwidth management solution, LINX will be able to expand its bandwidth capacity to accommodate increased traffic growth ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, as well as address increased demand for new content-rich services such as video, collaboration and cloud computing.
MRV's LambdaDriver series is a standards-based, multi-functional, compact, modular WDM system that enables high-capacity dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) services between nodes of the network. It reduces the need to lease or buy dark fiber, thus offering cost-effective bandwidth expansion.
LambdaDriver is capable of offering internetworking support for varying data rates of 2 Mbps up to 40 Gbps and an upgrade of up to 100 Gbps for a wide range of services including data storage, video, Ethernet and more.
"With demands for bandwidth set to massively increase in the coming years, it is critical we offer our members the most flexible and scalable network possible to accommodate that growth and for LINX to remain at the forefront of the IXP industry," said John Souter, chief executive officer for the London Internet Exchange, in a statement. "MRV allowed us to provide a future-proof solution and its flexibility enables us to meet the diverse requirements of our members."
The LambdaDriver platform is designed to address the bandwidth management requirements for several market segments including enterprises, service providers, mobile operators and internet exchanges like LINX that require the ability to create highly flexible and scalable networks with low power consumption and optimum rack space.
MRV's Optical Communications Systems (News - Alert) (OCS) division collaborated with LINX to provide a core router interconnect that combines a modular design for space and power efficiency, high-bandwidth scalability, low latency, ease-of-use with advanced resilience and an extremely competitive mechanical design.
"The LambdaDriver solution enables our customers to optimize network space, infrastructure and power while addressing the most advanced optical transport requirements and migration path to the 100G era," said David Stehlin (News - Alert), SVP, Global Sales & Marketing for MRV's Optical Communications Systems division.
"The result is significant savings in operational expenses and a next-generation network that can accommodate current capacity needs and easily scale to meet the bandwidth requirements of the future," Stehlin concluded. Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jamie Epstein