SOURCE: Infinera

June 09, 2008 15:51 ET

SAVVIS® Expands ATN Network in California to Feature High Bandwidth, Optical Network Services From Infinera

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) today announced that it has completed a high bandwidth, regional optical network in California for SAVVIS, Inc., a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, which will augment its Application Transport Network (ATN) (announced separately on December 6, 2007) in California.

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, SAVVIS Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SVVS) operates a global IT services platform and 29 data centers spanning North America, Europe and Asia. SAVVIS uses this infrastructure to deliver a wide variety of dedicated, managed and virtualized hosting, network and security services to its customers. SAVVIS' ATN, a Tier 1 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, enables SAVVIS to further virtualize and optimize the delivery of customer applications.

Driven by the performance requirements of customer applications hosted in its data centers, SAVVIS turned to Infinera to expand and enhance the flexibility of its California network capacity to meet customer expectations for reduced latency and increased bandwidth. SAVVIS will upgrade its California network to Infinera's new ILS2 line system, which becomes available this summer, to take advantage of the scalability, extended optical reach, and other advanced features in ILS2.

"In order to meet the demands of the market and our customers, we needed to enhance our network services in California with a highly scalable, technologically advanced optical transport network. Infinera has enabled SAVVIS to quickly install new network capacity, and with Infinera's world class capabilities we are able to grow our data centers and our business in an environmentally responsible manner," said Dennis Brouwer, Vice President of Network Business Line Management for SAVVIS.

Infinera's Digital Optical Networking system provides the flexibility and scalability that SAVVIS needs in California to accommodate the high-volume demand for bandwidth from its customers. With its digital architecture based on large-scale photonic integrated circuits, Infinera networks are very quick to install, turn up and configure. The Infinera deployment in California was installed and carrying traffic in just a few weeks. The flexibility of the Infinera system, with client-side modules that can be swapped in and out in a matter of minutes, enables SAVVIS to reconfigure the network very quickly. The Infinera DTN system offers integrated bandwidth management providing SAVVIS with enhanced flexibility and cost savings as compared to traditional DWDM systems. Infinera's photonic integrated circuits deliver space and power-saving efficiencies as compared to traditional systems which are based on discrete optical components.

"SAVVIS' advanced data centers play a key role in critical sectors of the economy such as the financial and Software-as-a-Service worlds, which require very large and flexible network resources, often with extremely tight tolerances on latency and performance. An Infinera Digital Optical Network is the ideal solution to support the SAVVIS network," said Infinera CEO Jagdeep Singh.

The Infinera DTN is a Digital ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer) for long-haul and metro core networks based on large-scale photonic integrated circuits, combining high-capacity DWDM transport, integrated digital bandwidth management, and GMPLS-powered service intelligence in a single platform.

About Infinera

Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera's systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the photonic integrated circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems and PIC technology are designed to provide optical networks with simpler and more flexible engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.infinera.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to Infinera as of the date hereof; and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Infinera's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, such as the benefits and capabilities of our products and the Digital Optical Network's architecture, that we believe the ATN enables SAVVIS to further virtualize and optimize the delivery of customer applications; that Infinera's Digital Optical Networking system provides the flexibility and scalability needed to accommodate the high-volume demand for bandwidth, that Infinera networks are very quick to install, turn up and configure; that client-side modules that can be swapped in and out in a matter of minutes, and provides enhanced flexibility and cost savings as compared to traditional DWDM systems. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. There is no commitment by SAVVIS to deploy Infinera's Digital Optical Networking system in its network beyond the California deployment. "SAVVIS" is a registered trademark of SAVVIS Communications Corporation. Nothing in this press release should be construed as an endorsement by SAVVIS of any Infinera product or service. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our ability to protect our intellectual property, claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property, our manufacturing process is very complex, product performance problems we may encounter, our dependence on sole or limited source suppliers, our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, our ability to maintain effective internal controls, the ability of our contract manufacturers to perform as we expect, a new technology being developed that replaces the PIC as the dominant technology in optical networks, general political, economic and market conditions and events, including war, conflict or acts of terrorism; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 19, 2008, our public announcements and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and we disclaim any obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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