“The only thing that is constant is change,” noted the “dark philosopher” Heraclitus centuries ago. While I have no doubt the changes taking place in Greece at the time were epic, the digital transformation of today is affecting every aspect of the way we work and live. From the upcoming IoT onslaught and Web-scale networking, to software defined solutions and coherent optics, the transition is tangible. With growing demand comes time for a change, i.e. upgrade.
In an effort to improve its network performance and prep it for future growth and expansion, Salzburg AG selected Ciena’s 6500 packet-Optical Platform to improve capacity and resiliency while cutting cost. The Austrian transport and communications provider is a leading regional provider of services that include Internet, TV, telephony, water, gas and more. And, with the implementation of a 100G coherent core network, it can confidently say it’s ready for what the future brings.
“Whilst there’s a common understanding that consumers’ connectivity needs are growing, there is less discussion around how utility companies need to plan and prepare their own networks for future advancements. As a full-service provider, Salzburg AG has the foresight to see these opportunities, and today’s announcement reinforces our shared commitment to building the digital infrastructure Austria will require for the future,” noted Daniel Prokop, Regional Sales Director, Central Europe, Ciena.
Kapsch BusinessCom, a Ciena BizConnect partner, is taking Salzburg AG through the paces of the process, from consultancy and deployment to maintenance support.
By deploying Ciena’s 6500 service reliability is improved as a result of its support for high capacity OTN switching and augments overall capacity, not to mention connections to the largest Internet Exchange Point in Austria – the Vienna Internet Exchange.
Digital transformation is taking hold from the conference room and the c-suite, to the data center and beyond. Businesses demand more reliable, higher bandwidth networks to support our SaaSy reality. You don’t have to change with the times, if you don’t want to keep up that is.
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Edited by Alicia Young