• Posted August 28, 2015

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    We all know that Internet traffic continues to rise at a staggering rate, but some of the fundamentals are also changing. Last year metro traffic surpassed long haul and will account for 66% of total traffic by 2019. Meanwhile, by 2018, the cloud will account for 76% of total data center traffic; by then IP will represent almost 80% of all traffic as well. (Details are easily found in the 2015 Cisco Visual Networking Index [VNI] and the Cisco Global Cloud Index.)

    So, how can network operators scale their networks to accommodate this ever-escalating traffic without reducing performance, reliability, and service quality? And, very importantly, how do they do this while driving a strong business case?

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    Author: Dr. Robert Keys, Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President of Product Management, BTI Systems

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  • Posted August 3, 2015

    451  ResearchThat’s just one of the many ‘quotable quotes’ featured in a recently issued report from 451 Research  that provides high praise for the best-in-class nature of BTI’s open, intelligent, converged network infrastructure systems that enable colocation, content and service providers to capitalize on software-defined packet optical capabilities for meeting the unrelenting demands for bandwidth in cloud and metro networks.

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  • Posted July 13, 2015

    When people talk about the metro data center interconnect (DCI) market, we have to remember that it’s a different topology from the long haul, and thus a different architecture is required. When content providers built their own long haul networks, they were all point-to-point: “no OTN, no ROADMs, please”. The metro, however, is different.  Almost every content, colocation and IX provider has at least three data centers in a metro area, and oftentimes up to 12 or more. Do the same products apply that were used in the long haul? No. Do the same topologies exist? No. These are mesh topologies with multiple interconnections established for resiliency where fiber cuts are plentiful and redundancy of local services are a major priority.

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  • Posted June 22, 2015

    Sally BamentToday we announced our market momentum in metro 100G deployments with the BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms. And more specifically, we announced that we have metro 100G deployments with 20 customers around the globe – 11 Web 2.0 content and colocation providers, and the remaining traditional carriers. And why is that interesting? It is well publicized that much of the initial metro 100G demand is being driven by data center interconnect deployments needing increased bandwidth, performance and scale - case in point, Josh Snowhorn, VP and GM, Interconnection at CyrusOne:

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  • Posted June 18, 2015

    Leading Lights Award Winner
    Last week, I had the great pleasure of accepting the prestigious Leading Lights Award for Private Company Of The Year on behalf of the entire company at Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event in Chicago. BTI was recognized for its strong customer base, rapid growth in market share in the metro cloud and data center interconnect markets, and innovation with the BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platform.

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  • Posted June 2, 2015

    Ovum logoTelecom research provider Ovum recently completed a report, Opportunities for Optical Data Center Interconnect, which includes a market landscape, forecast, and competitive analysis for this new and explosively growing sector. Reflecting our first-to-envision-and-deploy efforts during the past couple of years, I’m pleased that Ovum pegs BTI as the third largest provider of Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solutions to Internet Content Providers (ICPs) and Carrier Neutral Providers (CNPs). ICPs include over-the-top (OTT), Web 2.0 and digital media companies; CNPs include colocation providers and multi-tenant data center operators.

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  • Posted May 13, 2015

    At a recent dinner gathering, a new acquaintance highly recommended Peter Thiel’s book on startups called Zero to One. She is a high level executive at a Fortune 100 company, so I read the book and it certainly got me thinking a lot about the networking market. What the book clearly states is that if you are heading for a monopoly, go for it. This certainly endorses the move Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are making to form a stronger alliance against competitors such as Huawei. The book also recommends never entering a crowded market with a me-too product. And, the best ideas come from what the market really needs, so focus on that before having a complete business plan to financially support the idea (the success of many social media companies are prime examples of this).

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  • Posted May 11, 2015

    Leading Lights Award FinalistBTI has been named by Light Reading as a finalist for the 2015 Leading Lights Private Company of the Year award. Picked from hundreds of companies, finalists stand out from competitors by constantly innovating while making investors proud and customers happy.

    Winners in this and more than a dozen other categories will be announced during a gala on June 8 in Chicago. The dinner kicks off Light Reading’s Big Telecom Event, taking place on June 9-10. In addition to our finalist nomination, Amy Copley director, solutions marketing, will speak on a panel on June 8 on Plotting Successful Carrier Ethernet Strategies and Eve Griliches, director of marketing solutions, will be a panelist during the Data Center Interconnect Summit on June 10, to be moderated by Light Reading’s Carol Wilson.

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  • Posted April 7, 2015

    CEO Chat With Colin Doherty


    Light Reading logo Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders sits down with BTI Systems' CEO Colin Doherty in this informative interview.

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  • Posted March 31, 2015

    It’s clear the networking market is in a state of uncertainty. At OFC 2015 this past week, the dis-aggregated data center was a major topic, and I’d like to highlight it here as there was quite a bit of discussion amongst content providers and system and component vendors. Facebook kicked it off early Sunday at the OIDA talk, and it was followed by the Microsoft keynote at the Executive Forum. Microsoft reported 2-3x traffic growth per year across their internal and cloud networks, and Facebook is looking to improve the quality of their videos, posts and advertisements. Both companies have expanded their internal evaluation and modeling teams pretty dramatically over the past few years. Numbers such as $1/G cost goals were thrown out there, but realistically both content providers admitted it won’t be until the end of 2016 that they might see something in that range, and by their estimates (and internal modeling), a million piece parts per component would need to be manufactured for it to ‘cost in’.

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