GPX India deploys Nokia’s DCI

GPX India, a global technology leader providing next-generation, carrier neutral data center services, has deployed India’s first Data Center Interconnect (DCI) together with Nokia to connect its two data centers in Mumbai.

The connection will ensure reliable and high-speed up to 10 Tbps connectivity between the two data center and also offers cost efficiency while enhancing simplicity.

GPX is investing in data center infrastructure and has recently established its second data center in Andheri East area of Mumbai to support its customers across carriers, content, cloud (3C) and enterprises. To interconnect the two data centers, GPX India has now deployed Nokia’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch that provides robust and scalable interconnect between the two data centers.

Nokia’s solution can support 1G, 10 G and 100 G bandwidths and can scale up to 200G and 600G in the future to support the growing demand. The solution also has three divergent fiber path protection which offers smooth change-over to another pair in a few milliseconds in case of a fiber cut, without any service disruption for the customer. Additionally, two parallel networks have been deployed to provide redundancy in rare case of failure of equipment.

Manoj Paul, Managing Director, GPX India said, “This model of data center interconnectivity, first in India, will enable data centres to grow and provide a campus type environment enable customers to expand between various DC sites in close proximity without any hassles.”

Vinish Bawa, Head of Emerging Business, Nokia India said, “Our DCI solution will allow GPX India to cost-efficiently scale while ensuring reliability and business continuity in the network. This is an important deployment for us as it is the first DCI project for Nokia in the country. We look forward to having a long-term and fulfilling partnership with GPX India.”

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