September 06, 2012
DIDCOT, UK and HANOVER, Md., Sept. 6 -- Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, today announced that its 6500 packet-optical platform, equipped with WaveLogic™ Coherent Optical Processors, has been selected for Janet6, the next generation of the national Research and Education (R&E) network in the United Kingdom, which will go live by October 2013. The highly flexible, scalable and cost-effective network will help drive the UK’s knowledge economy by connecting and supporting the unique requirements of the research and education community.
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Janet provides a world-class network infrastructure to meet the needs of the UK’s research and education community. With over 25 years of uninterrupted service to date, the Janet network now has a community of 18 million users. Janet additionally provisions services, including videoconferencing, and brokers third party services to enable the Janet community to get the best and most competitive services available, such as cloud.
The concept of a community underpins everything Janet does and the network is based on the need for organisations to communicate, collaborate and co-operate in the shared interests of education and research.
Janet manages the operation and development of the network on behalf of the UK technology consortium JISC for the UK Further and Higher Education Funding Councils with the primary aim of providing and developing a network infrastructure that meets the needs of the research and education communities.
The delivery of this specialist, reliable, high bandwidth, high speed network means that Janet can provide the UK with the perfect breeding ground for innovation; from high end research to dynamic ways for teaching and learning and access to remote campus’ over Janet6. The big science projects we enable would be unthinkable without the high speed, high capacity network.
The high capacity network means that research in biomedical sciences, climate science and genomics can continue at current rates, even with the requirements for the transfer of large data sets as well as high performance computing that are needed for research and analysis in these disciplines.
Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. With focused innovation, Ciena brings together the reliability and capacity of optical networking with the flexibility and economics of Ethernet, unified by services and software that delivers the industry’s leading network automation. We routinely post recent news, financial results and other important announcements and information about Ciena on our website. For more information, visit www.ciena.com.
Source: Ciena Corporation
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