Telx, the Interconnection Company, and Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Telx has deployed Ciena’s CN 4200® FlexSelect™ Advanced Services Platform in two key metro markets, Dallas and New York. This equipment is used as part of the Telx Metro Cross Connect service to facilitate interconnections between dual ColoXchange facilities within a city.
This new Metro Cross Connect service provides customers with access to all carriers in a metro, colocated with Telx, through a single deployment. Today, more than 60 network and solution providers currently within the Telx Interconnection facility at 2323 Bryan Street are now available to companies colocated at 8435 Stemmons Freeway in Dallas. More than 400 global networks are available for interconnection between the two facilities in New York; 60 Hudson Street and 111 8th Avenue, where Telx facilitates connections for networks, enterprises and financial companies.
To realize maximum utilization of its fiber connections between two sites, Telx deployed Ciena’s solution for its sub-wavelength grooming capability. This enables Telx to ‘right-size’ capacity while supporting multiple services on a single wavelength with a basic, scalable and cost-effective configuration. The flexibility inherent to Ciena’s unique FlexiPort technology allows any service to be programmed on any port. The ease of provisioning on the CN 4200 platform eliminates any uncertainty from a network planning perspective. As a carrier-grade solution designed to deliver and manage bandwidth-intensive applications across metro and regional distances, the CN 4200 allows Telx customers to virtually access the robust networks and services available in a second facility in the respective corresponding market.
“Ciena not only satisfied our entrance criteria, they also allowed us the maximum flexibility for the products and services we will be delivering to our customers,” stated Michael Terlizzi, Executive Vice President of Operations and Engineering at Telx. “We are quite pleased with our Ciena selection.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Telx, an innovative leader in the interconnection space. A keystone of our FlexSelect Architecture, the CN 4200 is ideal for the type of environment that Telx needs to support in bringing together ISPs, content providers, carriers and enterprises in dynamic and creative business arrangements,” commented Mike Aquino, Ciena’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “In particular, the platform’s multiservice capabilities eliminate the need for multiple devices to handle the breadth and agility of traffic requirements, freeing up valuable rack space, minimizing costs, lowering power usage and helping Telx succeed with its strategy.”
Telx is a world-class leader in providing interconnectivity solutions through its network-neutral, network rich, colocation facilities. With over a dozen facilities in North America, Telx offers cost effective networking solutions for customers to seamlessly access diverse global networks and exchange information in a secure and reliable environment. Over 600 leading telecommunications carriers, ISP’s, content providers and enterprises rely on Telx’s world-class team to support their mission-critical global infrastructure needs and to create a global connectivity marketplace to dramatically expand their business growth opportunities. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with facilities in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Miami, Phoenix, Charlotte, and Weehawken, NJ.
Ciena specializes in network transition. We provide the flexible platforms, intelligent software and professional services to build converged networks for enhanced services and applications. With a growing global presence, Ciena leverages its heritage of practical innovation to deliver maximum performance and economic value in communications networks worldwide. For more information, visit www.ciena.com.
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