Intelligent Data Centres Issue 32 | Page 12


phoenixNAP data centre to bring DE-CIX multiservice interconnection to US west coast

p hoenixNAP , a global IT services provider offering securityfocused cloud infrastructure , dedicated servers , colocation and specialised Infrastructure-as-a-Service ( IaaS ) technology solutions , has announced that its flagship data centre in Phoenix , Arizona , is to become a strategic point of presence for DE-CIX ’ s newest Internet Exchange DE-CIX Phoenix .

This deployment will make phoenixNAP a part of DE-CIX ’ s global interconnection ecosystem , one of the largest carrier and data centre neutral ecosystems in North America . DE-CIX is one of the
world ’ s leading carrier and data centre neutral Internet Exchange ( IX ) operators headquartered in Frankfurt , Germany .
Operating multiple IXs in Europe , the Middle East , North America and Asia , DE-CIX provides state-of-theart interconnection services to global organisations . Its extensive network footprint , advanced Layer 2 switching platforms and technical quality enable businesses to establish consistent connectivity to different cloud and Internet service providers .
Through a local point of presence ( PoP ) in Phoenix , Arizona , DE-CIX will bring its low-cost and low-latency connectivity options closer to businesses in the south-west of the US . phoenixNAP is currently building a data centre campus , which will increase the company ’ s capacity to offer flexible and reliable Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions .

Spirent and MultiLane join forces to enable 800G ecosystem

pirent Communications , a leading provider of test , assurance and analytics solutions for nextgeneration devices and networks , has announced


that it has partnered with MultiLane , a global leader in data centre interconnects , to offer vendor-neutral testing solutions supporting the 800G ecosystem .
While 400G technology is still relatively new , customers are already looking to Spirent and MultiLane for new 800G test solutions to validate high-density , higher-power-consuming applications as the ecosystem looks to deliver even faster capabilities that can maximise capacity of existing spacevlimited physical locations . ◊
This milestone is a result of the two companies ’ joint mission to enable 800G infrastructure development and adoption and help the industry resolve testing challenges , no matter the interconnect strategy .
Aniket Khosla , VP of Product Management , Cloud and IP , Spirent Communications , said : “ Our partnership with MultiLane will assure successful deployments of this complex new technology while helping customers improve product quality and ensure reliable , high-quality user experiences .”
QSFP-DD800 is one of the first port standards that uses individual electrical 100G lanes . The design , optimisation and fabrication of these 100G lanes presents a significant challenge for host and pluggable developers alike . The partnership facilitates the test and verification of QSFP-DD hardware , including transceivers – switches that use these transceivers and hyperscaler use cases .
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