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Custodian Data Centres Widens the Network Capacity with Smartoptics' Open Line System

By CIOReview | Monday, October 12, 2020

The UK-based Custodian Data Centres selects Smartoptics open line networking solutions to upgrade its network services. 

FREMONT, CA: The new solution is based on the Smartoptics’ DCP-M open line system for flexible 100G DWDM connectivity and the recently introduced H-Series for passive optical networking.

Custodian Data Centres provides trusted and resilient colocation, connectivity, and cloud services to businesses across the UK. To meet increasing customer demands in bandwidth and network capacity, Custodian recently came to an agreement with the leading optical networking provider Smartoptics for its open networking solution.

The contract consists of a combination of coherent 100G long-distance connectivity using Smartoptics DCP-platform transponders and embedded PAM4 DWDM optics for a shorter reach. To upgrade its inner-London network, Custodian also considered the recently launched H-Series, a high density, cost-efficient platform for the passive optical layer nodes. The complete project will provide the service provider a highly automated, cost-efficient networking solution.

Robert Williams, CTO at Custodian, says, “Custodian’s first priority has always been delivering a customer-first experience – to aid our customers stay competitive and grow their business. We have deployed 100G connectivity in our core network for some time and concluded that it was now time to scale up our offering in line with the latest technological advances and offer a 100G wavelength services also directly to our customers. We turned to Smartoptics who had exactly what we were looking for – a leading-edge yet commercially viable option. Importantly, the new platform also offers a clear migration path to future technologies, including support for 400G networking, which is especially interesting to have in place as the need arises.”

“We are pleased with Custodian’s continued confidence in Smartoptics and our solutions. The complete solution will give Custodian a best-of-breed solution, combining the benefits of our highly popular open line DCP-M platform with our new H-series for passive optical networking. Smartoptics is confident that the future of optical networking lies in an open approach. The Custodian project is yet another testament to the success of this strategy,” said Magnus Grenfeldt, CEO of Smartoptics.