KVH (News - Alert), a provider of IT and data center services in Asia, announced a partnership with Cyan, a provider of software-defined networking (SDN) and network packet broker solutions for carriers and data center operators, to deliver the first 100 Gigabit Ethernet service in Japan.
The Asian company turned to Cyan’s Blue Planet SDN after it experienced overwhelming customer demand for higher capacity network services driven by the burgeoning Internet and cloud computing applications.
The ultra high-capacity KVH 100 Gigabit Ethernet, according to Yoshiyuki Hamada, vice president, Systems & Technology of KVH, is the first of its kind in Japan. KVH 100 Gigabit Ethernet will be available at highly competitive price.
As part of this deployment, KVH completed field trials of the new service earlier this year using the Cyan Z-Series packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP), XC-2800 2.8 Tbps multi-layer switch fabric, and DTM-100G coherent transponder module.
“We're looking forward to working with Cyan to deploy highly reliable, high performance solutions to our customers as a neutral network services provider,” Hamada added.
The service leverages Cyan's DTM-100G coherent transponder module and will be available in major metropolitan markets in Japan. The transponder module consumes a single slot in any Z-Series platform and provides unprecedented optical reach flexibility while minimizing cost.
"KVH has long been recognized as a technology leader in Asia and their delivery of 100G services to major metropolitan areas throughout Japan is just the latest example of that leadership,” said Andy Wu, Cyan vice president of Sales for the Asia Pacific region, in a statement.
“Cyan is pleased to be able to leverage its compact, flexible, cost-effective Z-Series platform and advanced Blue Planet software-defined network (SDN) system to help KVH meet the demanding requirements of its customers," Wu added.
Cyan’s carrier focused SDN system allows KVH to leverage its 100G service offerings with advanced applications enabling comprehensive service orchestration. These applications, which can be provided by Cyan, third parties, or developed by KVH itself, can even extend visibility and control of 100G services to KVH customers.
Edited by Brooke Neuman