DE-CIX selects ADVA for 100G metro upgrade

27 September 2012 |


German exchange DE-CIX has selected ADVA Optical Networking’s 100Gbps metro solution to connect its core Frankfurt data centres.

The upgrade allows DE-CIX to migrate its 10Gbps services to 100Gbps with service disruption and is in response to rapidly increasing data traffic.

The exchange expects the 2Tbps of peak internet traffic it transports to increase dramatically in the future.

"We're seeing a continuous increase in data traffic with a growth rate of about 80% every year, an increase that shows no signs of slowing down," said Arnold Nipper, CTO at DE-CIX.

"To meet this enormous surge in data it's critical that we migrate the core of our network. What's more, we need to do so in the most seamless manner possible. We have a record of 100% uptime and this is something we cannot risk. ADVA Optical Networking's 100G metro enables us to migrate our current 10G services while at the same time adding 100G capacity in the simplest manner possible."

ADVA’s FSP 3000 solution was selected for the deployment. The solution is claimed to be more efficient in terms of cost, space and power.