Core-Backbone Employs Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 for Data Center Interconnect Among European Cities

German firm Core-Backbone reports that it has deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress 2 for high-capacity data center interconnect (DCI) of the cities Vienna, Amsterdam, Munich, Nurenberg, and Frankfurt. Previously, Core-Backbone deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to deliver 100Gbps services between Nuremberg and Frankfurt.

Core-Backbone to add Multi Terabit Capacity with Infinera Technology

The company says that with the Cloud Xpress 2, which features the Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine, Core-Backbone plans to add interconnection capacity of multiple terabits per second (Tbps) between the mentioned European cities.

The Cloud Xpress 2 began shipping in 2017, and it is installed in major ICP Networks. The Cloud Xpress Family gives customers the choice of using 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE client interfaces to meet their particular requirements.

“Since our original deployment of Cloud Xpress, Core-Backbone’s expansion has continued to accelerate and we are seeing unprecedented demand for connectivity between our points of presence in the large Internet exchange sites,” said Daniel Maresch, CEO of Core-Backbone.

“Cloud Xpress 2 allows us to satisfy that demand with almost five times the density of the original Cloud Xpress, lower power consumption and the same simple operational model. The plug-and-play simplicity of Cloud Xpress 2 is critically important to efficient operations in a lean organisation like Core-Backbone.”