The United States Marine Corp boasts a simple slogan, “Improvise, adapt and overcome.” This mindset offers soldiers the approach required to successfully navigate any situation that should occur. This mindset lends to network operations, as well. Taking an intelligent, adaptive approach to the network allows operators to overcome any obstacles in their path.
Southern Cross chose to take a more adaptive approach to its network with the selection of Ciena’s 6500 T-series and WaveLogic Ai tunable coherent optics. With Ciena’s adaptive networking solutions in place, Southern Cross can easily stand up to the demand cloud, HD video, IoT and the digital age possess.
“Our customers’ needs are changing almost daily as they move towards the cloud and larger web-scale data flows, particularly between continents,” said Southern Cross Cable Network Director of Marketing and Sales, Craige Sloots.
The deployment is the first of its find, as Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme solution finds its way thousands of feet below the sea and the WaveLogic Ai is delivered via compensated cable. The deployment is also the first to provide 200Gbps wavelengths between Sydney and Auckland, and the beauty of the WaveLogic Ai is real time monitoring and enhanced programmability. As requirements evolve, Southern Cross can now scale up to 6.4Tbps across its terrestrial and subsea networks.
Visibility is improved with Ciena’s MCP software, coupled with data analytics, Blue Planet V-WAN as well as the Blue Planet Network Health Predictor to ensure network intelligence steers operations in an optimal direction.
“Ciena’s technology not only boosts the capacity of our Southern Cross undersea cable, but also adds a level of intelligence and service capability that is unmatched in submarine cable networks anywhere in the world. Southern Cross’ success is driven by our focus on flexibility and service, and our partnership with Ciena allows us to adapt the network as required to proactively manage and grow with changing user demands.”
A trusted partner can push the boundaries of possibility, and taking an intelligent, adaptive approach to network operations is sure to provide the means to support the demands of today and ready for the requirements of tomorrow.
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Edited by Maurice Nagle