02 July 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
GÉANT has selected Coriant’s Groove G30 network disaggregation platform and the Coriant Transcend Chorus transport network to scale its European backbone network.
The solution has been designed to support high-speed Data
Centre Interconnect (DCI) and alien wavelength applications,
using it Coriant’s DCI offering allows
GÉANT, operator of the largest research and education
(R&E) network in the world, to easily and in a
cost-effective way, boost network capacity across core point of
presence (PoP) sites, including London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt,
Hamburg, Paris, Geneva and Marseilles.
"The research and education
communities that GÉANT and its National Research and
Education Network (NREN) partners serve have always been at the
forefront of requirements on network capabilities," said Bram
Peeters, chief network operations officer at GÉANT.
"Bandwidth demands continue to grow dramatically across many
scientific disciplines, and with Coriant’s
cost-optimised Groove G30 solution we expect to be able to
bring the right levels of capacity and resiliency to keep in
step with this evolution."
GÉANT says that it’s selected the
Coriant Groove G30 platform for its compact 1RU form factor,
low power consumption and the ability to support
pay-as-you-grow scalability with its SLED-based system design.
The Groove G30 also supports resilient, high-capacity router
interconnect between core data centre facilities and uses
programmable 100G, 150G and 200G coherent line-side
transmission enabled by Coriant CloudWave Optics technology. As
for the Coriant Transcend Chorus solution network management
system, it’s a Tier 1 management platform that
simplifies end-to-end service provisioning and reduces
operations costs via software-defined intelligence and
"GÉANT and its NREN partners play a critical role in
Europe by providing the robust infrastructure that allows the
best and brightest minds to collaborate virtually and drive
innovation by accelerating research," said Ronald Van der
Kraan, managing director of Europe at Coriant. "We are excited
to advance our technology collaboration with GÉANT and
help them continue to deliver the service performance and scale
that more than 50 million research and education users rely
In March, Coriant launched a new coherent multiservice sled for
its Coriant Groove G30 that enhances the capabilities of the
platform. The solution is powered by Coriant CloudWave
optics technology and the 1.2Tbps modular sled uses advanced in
integrated photonics and the latest 16nm coherent DSP to set
new industry benchmarks, including the lowest cost-per-bit for
100G and 400G interconnect services.
Ronald Van der Kraan