The increasing presence of connected devices, along with growing demand for high-bandwidth and IP-based content, is forcing service providers to rethink their technology infrastructures to remain competitive. Collaboration, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions are all ways to assure that customers get the best of products at the best price with the best service. Currently, several companies are in the process of amalgamating their expertise, either temporarily or on a long term in order to enhance their offerings and deliver as per the demand.
NTT Communications (News - Alert), the global data and IP services arm of NTT, Cisco, the enabler of Information technologies and Cyan, a provider of software defined network solutions, recently joined hands to provide 100G IP connectivity to all NANOG (News - Alert) 61 attendees.
The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), is an association for Internet engineering and architecture professionals. NANOG 61 took place on June 2-4, 2014 and is said to have offered a great opportunity to all attendees to network with colleagues, freshen-up skills, learn advanced networking techniques, and discover new network applications.
"NTT Com is proud to be the connectivity provider of NANOG 61 and bring 100G IP connectivity to all NANOG 61 attendees," Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of NTT Communications' Global IP Network at NTT America (News - Alert), said in a statement.
In IP, the power of 100Gigabit represents more speed, services - the largest amount of bandwidth capacity the deployment of next-generation services and applications
The 100G connection was enabled by Cisco (News - Alert) ASR 9900 and 9904 routers and powered by Cisco's IOS(R) XR Network Operating System, as well as Cyan's Z-Series packet-optical hardware in combination with Cyan's Blue Planet platform.
"Working with NTT Com to deliver connectivity for NANOG 61 is a great proof point for how Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) technology being open and multi-vendor ready for live SDN deployments and for how our 100G technology delivers industry-leading performance in existing multi-vendor networks," says Surya Panditi, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Networking Group, Cisco.
"This 100G demonstration and joint development with NTT Com highlights how Cyan's technology can deliver unparalleled performance, scale and flexibility to customers seeking to transform and simplify their networks," added Michael Hatfield, president of Cyan.
Edited by Alisen Downey