Pacnet deploys next-gen network via Cisco CRS platform
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 17-Jun-2010
Telecommunications service provider Pacnet has announced to complete the deployment of an Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) based on the Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS) platform to help increase business profitability, service scalability and operational efficiency while delivering igher bandwidth capacity and greater service flexibility.
The deployment of the Cisco CRS platform enables Pacnet to transmit data and content faster, transform cable landing facilities into data landing stations, and be well-prepared to scale with the escalating growth of video transmissions, mobile data traffic and new online services. The unparalleled scalability of the Cisco CRS also makes future upgrades easy and helps ensure investment protection for years to come.
The Cisco CRS platform comprises a series of hardware and software innovations that include Cisco IOS XR Software, Cisco Intelligent ServiceFlex design and much more, designed to deliver continuous system operation.
With the Cisco CRS terabit-scale system capacity, the company will be able to deliver massive volume transmission with quicker network response for customers. At the same time it also reduces latency and cost by routing International IP traffic directly through cable landing stations without having to route through inland stations.
The Cisco CRS enables Pacnet to transmit IP packets with an intelligent routing process that optimizes network bandwidth by balancing the IP traffic between the most congested and less congested areas. With the Cisco Intelligent ServiceFlex design, Pacnet is able to implement its business strategy without increasing investment or operating expenditures.
Implementation of the Cisco CRS was completed early this month. This, together with Cisco’s networking expertise, strong service support and innovations in cloud computing and data centers, helps advance Pacnet’s plans for converting cable landing facilities into data landing stations by efficiently handling the multi-directional traffic of network and data center cloud interactions. This not only enables the company to deliver new video, data center and cloud computing services for the next generation Internet, but also paves the way for the company’s expansion of its product portfolio while tapping the exponential growth of Internet traffic.
Wilfred Kwan, CTO, Pacnet, said, “Pacnet enjoys a significant advantage in meeting the demand from the data center services sector by taking advantage of our own cable landing facilities towards building a network of terabit data transport and hosting centers with support from the Cisco Carrier Routing System, which is an integral part of our core network architecture backbone.”
“It enables us to provide our customers with greater bandwidth and more reliable connectivity amid the growing need for bandwidth driven by the expanding use of the Internet. Pacnet and Cisco also share the same vision of explosive growth of the data center hosting and cloud computing services market. We believe this investment-proof solution will best prepare us for future expansion,” Kwan said.