SOURCE: Infinera

Infinera

December 12, 2012 08:00 ET

ESnet Extends 100GbE Capability Into Long Island, NY Using Infinera DTN Platform

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2012) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, announced today the deployment of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services on the Long Island MAN portion of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) with the Infinera DTN Platform.

Leveraging ESnet's existing Infinera Digital Optical Network, ESnet will offer 100GbE services from DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory to data centers in Manhattan and back onto ESnet's nationwide network. Brookhaven National Laboratory is one of two facilities in the U.S. making data from the Large Hadron Collider's ATLAS experiment available to the 44 U.S. institutions participating in the ATLAS project. ATLAS is designed to detect particles created by the proton-proton collisions as part of the search for the Higgs boson, a particle which may be the source of mass for all matter. In addition, ESnet provides a high-speed network serving tens of thousands of the DOE's scientists and collaborators worldwide.

"We initially installed Infinera's DTN for our control plane testbed used to assess potentially disruptive technologies like ARCHSTONE multi-layer networking and Layer2 OpenFlow," said ESnet Director Greg Bell. "Based on its performance in that demanding environment, we decided to continue to deploy the same DTN platform for our 100GbE production network on Long Island."

Infinera's DTN platform allows ESnet to efficiently expand their network capabilities and provide leading edge services with rapid turn up times. The Infinera DTN platform, built with photonic integrated circuits (PICs), offers the ability to increase capacity to accommodate critical research demands with unmatched operational simplicity and scalability. The PIC-based solution benefits from reduced size, power, costs and improved reliability, thereby resulting in lower capital and operational expenses while operating a more flexible optical network.

"We are pleased to provide a solution to ESnet that enables them to continue to provide reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity to thousands of researchers across the country," Scott Chandler, Vice President, North America Sales at Infinera.

ESnet first deployed the Infinera DTN platform for an advanced network testbed, and then leveraged the platform to provide production network services over the dark fiber ring in Long Island. In November, Infinera and ESnet successfully demonstrated transport Software Defined Networking on ESnet's testbed.

About Infinera
Infinera specializes in Digital Optical Networking systems that are designed to continually improve the economics of optical networking by combining the speed of optics with the simplicity of digital. Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology: Large Scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems leverage PIC technology to provide customers with a service-ready architecture that enables faster time-to-revenue and greater profitability through network efficiency and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.infinera.com/.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements relating to Infinera product capabilities, advantages, and the current and planned future functionality including: that Infinera's DTN platform allows customers to efficiently expand their network capabilities and provide leading edge services with rapid turn up times; that DTN platform offers the ability to increase capacity with unmatched operational simplicity and scalability; and that the PIC-based solution benefits from reduced size, power, costs and improved reliability, thereby resulting in lower capital and operational expenses while operating a more flexible optical network. These forward looking statements are based on our current expectations. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our reliance on single-source suppliers, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes. Further information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect our business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 6, 2012, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on our website at www.infinera.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.

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