• Posted December 3, 2015

    Amy CopleyI was reading an article about increased naval submarine activity in the Pacific. It got me thinking about recent BTI successes in the Cable Landing Station Backhaul market. With the ever increasing globalization of the economy, the need for efficient, cost effective transport increases dramatically. The most efficient way to move data from country-to-country or continent-to-continent is through a subsea cable. To enable this massive data delivery, a predominance of subsea cables were deployed in Asia and Africa – with more than $3 billion spent on constructing subsea cable networks between 2007-2012 alone. Connecting land-based or terrestrial telecommunications networks through subsea cables provides very high levels of data transmission capacity, estimated to transport 95 percent of international traffic today.

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  • Posted October 27, 2015

    Amy CopleyIt’s been a week since the close of Layer123 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Düsseldorf, Germany. As I was reminiscing about the events of the week I got to thinking about how exciting it is being involved early in the technology adoption curve. Bringing Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to packet-optical transport systems really expands the possibilities for a truly converged network. It unlocks the potential for what has been traditionally the definition of a fixed asset. Case in point, in one proof-of-concept demo at the CENGN (Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks) booth; BTI along with Corsa and Inocybe showcased an SDN application based on OpenDaylight (ODL) that automatically provisioned 100G bandwidth between CANARIE (Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education) data centers in Montreal and Ottawa to accommodate applications such as workload migration. CANARIE is Canada’s national backbone network providing interprovincial and international connectivity for Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN).

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  • 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

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    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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