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Terremark Selects Polatis For Its Fiber Management Applications

May 12, 2010

Terremark Selects Polatis For Its Fiber Management Applications

By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor

The products from Polatis (News - Alert) have been selected by Terremark Worldwide, Inc. for its fiber management applications in selected datacenters. The solution utilizes Polatis' ultra low-loss Series 2000 optical matrix switching platforms, based on its patented DirectLight beam steering technology. Polatis delivers optical switching products for telecommunications and data center, government and defense, test & measurement and video broadcast markets.

According to Norm Laudermilch, Senior Vice President of Infrastructure at Terremark, reliable, high-performance optical switching with system redundancy and robust remote management support is ideal for emerging 10G cross-connect services in Terremark's datacenters. Laudermilch added that Polatis took the time to understand Terremark's requirements and deliver the features and functionality in a system platform that was ideal for this application. Terremark delivers government, enterprise and Web 2.0 customers a comprehensive suite of managed solutions including managed hosting, colocation, network and security services.

The optical switching solutions from Polatis address emerging market application requirements driven by datacenter clients around the world. Important attributes of these solutions include resilient system architectures, industry-leading economics, ease of device management and operations, strictly non-blocking fabrics and seamless support for 10, 40 and 100G optical cross connects. Polatis' optical switches are designed for service providers, data center and hosting, government and defense, test and measurement, and video distribution. Polatis' product line meets the unique requirements of the end customer and their current network equipment providers.

Polatis switches increase a service provider's existing infrastructure to improve the reliability and performance of the network. At the same time, these switches reduce the cost of delivering transport and higher layer services. The characteristics of Polatis optical switches can be used by service providers to implement colorless/directionless/non-blocking optical switching, automatic protection schemes that include dark fiber, share and automate fiber monitoring, test, and management, automate fiber distribution and reduce reliance on power and space-hungry optical-electrical-optical conversions. In addition, Polatis switches enable service providers to maximize their optical investments.

According to Gerald Wesel, CEO of Polatis, Terremark sets the bar for managed IT infrastructure services around the world. Wesel added that Polatis is pleased that its products meet the high standards and stringent requirements of Terremark.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight
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