Lightstorm and DE-CIX Strengthen the Interconnection of Indian Service Providers

DE-CIX and India-based network infrastructure platform Lightstorm have partnered to provide more connectivity and interconnection options directly to DE-CIX internet exchanges.

Lightstorm, which operates in more than 45 multi-tenant data centers, will now provide connectivity to exchanges through the DE-CIX platform and a software-defined “smartnet” network.

DE-CIX exchanges are carrier and data center independent, operating in 32 locations in Asia, the Middle East and North America. In India, there are four DE-CIX exchanges in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

DE-CIX CEO Ivo Ivanov said the company is excited to expand its partner network in India.

“Reliable connectivity is the foundation of digital businesses and direct access to our Internet exchange points will allow Lightstorm customers to benefit from improved reliability, better network performance and modern interconnection services. We look forward to working together to deliver truly world-class Internet connectivity to its partners.

Lightstorm’s utility-grade fiber infrastructure and Leaf Spine mesh network architecture are designed to achieve 100% availability and resiliency on a low-latency network. It connects to seven key economic hubs via the 45 multi-tenant data centers, using over 12,000 kilometers of fiber. The company aims to expand its presence to more than 100 data centers in the future.

Lightstorm CEO Amajit Gupta said its goal is to provide state-of-the-art network infrastructure to service providers and content organizations in India.

“Partnering with DE-CIX is another step in our journey and allows us to deliver greater value to our customers by allowing them easy access to the DE-CIX platform and improving the customer experience. final user.

“We are confident that it will provide reliable traffic exchange, helping to improve the performance of our customers.”

Last year, Lightstorm Telecom Ventures (LTV) and Ciena worked together to deploy Ciena’s optics, networking and automation software on Lightstorm’s infrastructure.

LTV deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical Platform with Layer 0 Control Plane, WaveLogic 5 Extreme, Waveserver Ai, Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) and Services as well as Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO ).

The deployment also supports the delivery of low latency and high capacity digital services over LTV’s network in locations such as Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and cable landing stations that feed connectivity in Chennai and Mumbai. .

Gupta said in January 2021, “Investing in Ciena’s network solutions and software provides our customers with unmatched speeds and programmable network capabilities. Together with Ciena, we are helping to make India a hub of international connectivity.

Ciena India Vice President and Country Manager Ryan Perera also said that for digital services to reach India, an intelligent and automated network must be able to adapt and evolve.

“With an improved network, LTV is making Digital India a reality and fueling the next wave of telecommunications growth.”