Thailand’s INET taps Nokia for long-haul DCI solution

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Nokia says it has provided its data center interconnect (DCI) solution for Internet Thailand (INET), marking one of the first long-haul DCI solutions to be deployed in the country.

Nokia’s DWDM technology will connect INET’s two data centers in Bangkok to a site in Saraburi.

In keeping with the trend of Big Data, where major global customers are expanding their data hosting plans,

INET has seen its data center business grow significantly over the past few years as big data becomes more popular and major global customers expand their data hosting plans. INET has invested in multiple data center sites to support that growing demand, necessitating massive data connection requirements between sites to keep customer data secured and managed, with a better total cost of ownership (TCO).

“We were faced with the challenge of connecting multiple sites spread over increasing distances. A simple dark fiber connection proved insufficient for scaling the business, therefore we evaluated several DCI solutions in the market,” said Wanchai Vach-shewadumrong, deputy managing director of INET.

Nokia has deployed its DCI solution via reseller Teohong Silom to help INET introduce multiple types of data center interfaces and data rates to existing and new customers to boost network reliability. The solution is based on Nokia’s 1830 photonic service switch (PSS) and managed by its network services platform.

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