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Coriant Sets New Standard in Data Center Interconnect with Game-Changing 3.2 Tbps in 1RU

New Coriant Groove™ DCI Platform Powers Tomorrow's Cloud Experience and Drives Industry's Lowest Operational Costs – up to Six Times Higher System Density and 70 Percent Lower Power Consumption

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 08 December 2015 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled transport networking solutions, today introduced the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform, an innovative, stackable transport solution for cloud and data center networks. Optimized for the growing surge in video and other hyper-scale Data Center Interconnect (DCI) traffic, the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform supports an unmatched 3.2 terabits of capacity in a compact 1RU form factor, with up to six times higher system density than comparable offerings. This purpose-built solution also delivers the industry's lowest power consumption – up to 70 percent more power efficient versus competing available solutions. These capabilities drive down operational costs while increasing capacity to help network operators deliver profitable DCI services and enhance the end-user cloud experience.

The Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform simplifies provisioning of 10G, 40G, and 100G Wide Area Network (WAN) cloud connectivity services in metro, regional, and long haul DCI applications. Designed to cost-efficiently address the scalability requirements of today's cloud and data center networks, the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform features the industry's most compelling pay-as-you-grow approach that enables the lowest startup costs, cost-effective scalability, and reduced equipment sparing costs.

Game-changing Innovation

Purpose-built to cost-effectively manage growing data traffic volumes to and between data centers, the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform achieves its leading performance advantage by leveraging the latest innovations in high-speed optics, photonic/electrical integration, and silicon photonics. Key features and benefits of the stackable solution include:

  • Highest density – industry-leading system density supports 3.2 Tbps in 1RU, a 60 percent improvement over the closest comparable DCI solution, and up to six times improvement over other competing solutions, leading to significant space and OpEx savings
  • Lowest power consumption – 0.45W per GbE of duplex traffic enables up to 70 percent lower power consumption per 100G versus available competing products, dramatically reducing energy costs
  • Lowest first cost – simple pay-as-you-grow system design and mix and match pluggable interfaces deliver industry's lowest first cost for 10G, 40G, and 100G services, enabling cost-efficient deployment and quick and easy scaling of capacity as data center traffic increases, as well as lowest cost onsite sparing
  • Leading programmability/reach – powered by Coriant CloudWave™ Optics, the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform supports dynamically adjustable modulation formats (16QAM, 8QAM, QPSK) to deliver cost-optimized optical reach in both metro and long haul applications

"Coriant is changing the game in data center interconnect with a breakthrough solution that helps cloud and data center operators deliver highly competitive and profitable services," said Paul Smelters, Executive Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Coriant. "The Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform builds upon our leadership in high-speed optics and ensures the best end-user cloud experience at the lowest operational cost."

Ease of Deployment and Operation

The Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform provides standards-based interfaces that simplify integration and operation within cloud and data center environments, including support for open North Bound Interfaces (NBIs) and APIs. In addition, the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform can be easily implemented over third-party open line systems or together with Coriant's optical layer solutions. The solution is fully integrated with Coriant planning, management, and control solutions, including the Coriant® Transport Network Management System (TNMS) and Coriant Transcend™ SDN Solution.


Currently entering customer trials, the product is planned for availability in Q2 2016. Learn more about the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform at Coriant.com.

About Coriant

Coriant delivers innovative, dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core transport solutions enables network operators to reduce operational complexity, improve utilization of multi-layer network resources, and create new revenue opportunities. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, content providers, cable MSOs, large enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, and utility companies. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, forged by over 35 years of experience and expertise in Tier 1 carrier networks, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at www.coriant.com.


Scott Larson Media Relations Coriant +1.978.250.3433 scott.larson@coriant.com

Charlie Crockwell / Passion Hemphill  MWW +44 (0) 203.725.2328 / +1.312.981.8541 Coriant@MWW.com

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