FiberLight LogoIn response to demands for higher bandwidth capabilities, data mirroring and storage area network delivery capabilities, FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader in high-performance fiber optic network solutions, announced plans to invest in capital upgrades of its South Florida fiber optic network.  FiberLight will deploy Ciena’s converged packet optical and packet networking platforms to deliver enhanced connectivity and scalable bandwidth from FiberLight’s self-healing network architecture.

Scheduled for completion in late October, FiberLight’s upgraded South Florida core network will connect to nearly every data center in the region, and will feature dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) nodes and Ethernet aggregation switches at six (6) data centers in Miami – NAP of the Americas, two Equinix locations, Miami Data Vault, QTS, and Peak 10.  The network upgrade will affect 70 percent of FiberLight’s existing network, which extends from North Palm Beach to Doral.

FiberLight’s Regional Director of Sales, Chris Bradford, commented on the positive impact the upgrade will have on businesses throughout South Florida.  “FiberLight’s investment will support and sustain our customers’ long-term growth as big data and data mirroring trends gain more traction and continue to develop.  Businesses in the South Florida region now have access to the latest and greatest backbone technology capable of handling all conceivable transport requirements, including large bandwidth needs.”

Ciena’s commitment to providing end-users with the ability to scale service to meet growing business demands provided the perfect solution for FiberLight’s growing network needs. Jeff Chapman, FiberLight’s Executive Vice President of Engineering Services, expressed his confidence in the project, saying, “We have been pleased with the dedication and scalability that the Ciena team has shown with respect to our expansion activities in Texas, so we were excited to bring them on board to support this investment in our South Florida footprint.”

FiberLight will deploy Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic Photonics to provide high-capacity wavelength connectivity across data centers in the Miami area, offering increased transport capabilities from 10G to 100G and beyond.  In addition, FiberLight will incorporate Ciena’s 5160 Service Aggregation Switch to deliver high-capacity business services as well as Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System for faster service turn-up and end-to-end visibility.

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