A growing number of multinational businesses are now leveraging optical transport services for low-latency and reliable connectivity between geographically dispersed data centers.
GTT Communications, for example, recently announced that Tampnet has selected GTT’s optical transport services to connect to its assets in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. Tampnet serves over 240 gas and oil platforms, offloading units, exploration rigs and floating production storage systems. GTT will provide diversely routed wavelengths over two transatlantic cables, connecting Tampnet’s data centers in Slough and Manchester with its facilities in Dallas and Houston. The solution was constructed to allow for seamless scalability of up to 100GE. It leverages GTT Express, which is the lowest latency transatlantic cable system on the market.
“The customers we serve in the oil and gas industry have very specific diversity and latency requirements,” explained Arnt Erling Skavdal, CTO of Tampnet. “We chose GTT for its ability to engineer a solution that met our design objectives, including a primary path under 97 milliseconds and customized routing to avoid congestion points in the metro hubs interconnecting our global data centers.”
GTT Express was created to meet the tightest network performance requirements of the most latency-sensitive industries. It enables a critical New York bypass, while providing transatlantic wavelength services directly into Canada, avoiding the U.S. when necessary. GTT Express is also the only U.K. cable system serving Europe with London bypass capabilities.
“We are pleased to provide Tampnet with the latency-optimized transatlantic connectivity that they require,” said Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. “We look forward to supporting their future global networking needs as their business expands.”
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