Content delivery networks have it rough. Let’s be honest, any latency or lag during your favorite Netflix show, or this afternoon’s video conference with a new client, and frustration can easily set in. Network requirements are rapidly on the rise, supporting critical applications, maritime communications or a breaking news video are just a few drivers of this phenomenon. Thankfully, solutions exist to support our Saas-tastic digital world.
Today, Globecomm announced the deployment Web-scale whiz Ciena’s converged packet-optical and packet networking solutions. Globecomm can now increase availability, reliability and capacity of high-bandwidth services to its customers around the world.
“Our customers come to us with some of the most complex communication requirements in the industry because they know the solutions we provide will work, no matter what. Some of our most challenging work, including the recent expansion of our solutions into remote areas of Africa and Asia, would not be successful without Ciena. Our long-standing relationship makes it possible for us to provide high-quality end-user experiences regardless of device, platform or location,” noted Michele Scotto, Senior Vice President Business Development, Globecomm
Globecomm is one of the leading global connectivity providers in the world, providing satellite centric video, voice and managed data solutions for government, enterprise, wireless, maritime and media customers. The delivery of applications to customers is critically time-sensitive, so by deploying the Ciena Ethernet switching, optical transport and network management solutions, it is capable of delivering on the demands for high-performing, reliable and fast connectivity.
Getting a touch technical, Ciena’s 10GE 5142 Service Aggregation Switch allows for Globecomm to transmit video conferencing, video streaming, surveillance and the like via layer 2 and layer 3 networks. In addition, it is able to support applications of 2.5G to those demanding more than 200G as a result of implementing Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.
Now, processes like commissioning, scheduling or designing services can be accomplished in a fraction of the time it used to take, which not only cuts cost but also makes customers happy.
“While our customers’ end-users have unique requirements, delivering a reliable service in a timely manner is critical across all domains. This is especially important to Globecomm who has to meet very stringent service level agreements established by their media and government agency customers. The Ciena and Globecomm teams effectively collaborated to expand network functionality while increasing service velocity and reliability,” explained Jason Phipps, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Ciena.
Network demands have nowhere to go but up. Our digital age requires a robust network, so choose your components wisely, and make sure to future proof your network.
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Edited by Alicia Young