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Projects & Agreements London Internet Exchange Selects Ciena for Data Centre Interconnect To provide its member organisations with improved peering services, the London Internet Exchange (LINX) has deployed Ciena’s Waveserver stackable data centre interconnect (DCI) platform, connecting its data centres throughout London. Waveserver enables LINX to support the growing traffic demands and dynamic applications of its Internet content provider, service provider and wireless carrier members by quickly, reliably, and more economically turning up larger and multiple low-latency connections to its data centres. LINX has 11 points of presence (PoPs) across London and with Ciena’s Waveserver, LINX can provide multiple terabits of connectivity between its Harbour Exchange, Equinix LD5 and Interxion locations. This is enabled by the platform’s massive capacity and density – 400Gb/s of line capacity plus any mix of 10G, 40G or 100G of client Ethernet services up to 400Gb/s, in a compact, one rack unit form factor. LINX also benefits from the openness and programmability of Ciena’s Waveserver to design and build unique and customisable applications to evolve services based on its members’ needs. For further information visit: www.ciena.com 42 | April 2017 Switch Datacentres’ Newly Deployed Data Hall Suitable for Open Rack Systems based on OCP Principles Switch Datacentres has announced that its newly commissioned data hall at its Amsterdam colocation facility, Switch AMS1, is suitable for open rack systems based on Open Compute Project (OCP) principles. The Open Compute Project (OCP) initiative originates with Facebook, while also Intel, Rackspace and Microsoft joined the OCP in an early stage. All Facebook’s data centres are now 100 per cent OCP ready. Other industry giants, including Google, Cisco, IBM, Ericsson, NetApp, AT&T and Lenovo, have also joined the Open Compute Project. The suitability of Switch Datacentres’ newly deployed data centre hall for the use of Open Rack Systems means that this data centre is able to have equipment based on OCP principles being deployed. More and more manufacturers are releasing OCP specified equipment based on open standards, for enhanced energy efficiency, operational cost savings and bringing the agility required by demanding applications. For further information visit: www.opencompute.org/participate NGD Completes New Build for Another Major US Bank Next Generation Data (NGD) has announced it has agreed terms to supply 750kW of power over 10 years to a major US based international bank which took possession of a custom data hall on the NGD campus recently. The bank’s relocation to NGD is in line with the bank’s best practice code for ensuring distances of at least 100km between data centre locations. NGD’s 3+ data centre facility will provide the power, scale and low latency connectivity the bank requires for securely storing and rapidly processing data on behalf of thousands of its UK customers. NGD’s connectivity to site from strong financial markets specialist providers such as Zayo, Level 3 and BT was an important factor in the decision making process. Commented Nick Razey, CEO of Next Generation Data, ‘We are seeing more and more financial institutions shifting towards edge data centre facilities due to the risks posed by saturated, under threat metro zones. At the same time many can no longer afford the luxury of legacy facilities sitting on their balance sheets which in the UK is forcing them to choose less expensive alternatives to London, especially with the impending rise in business rates.’ For further information visit: www.ngd.co.uk