March 14, 2016 08:00 ET

XKL Supplies Energy-Efficient Solutions With Its DarkStar Product Suite

KIRKLAND, WA--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2016) - XKL LLC, a leading provider of fiber optic networking solutions, announces its continued effort in supplying energy-efficient solutions for optimal data center interconnect through its DarkStar product line. Small and efficient, DarkStar systems utilize environmentally friendly Layer 1 hardware for significant reductions in power and cooling costs.

According to a recent report by Gartner, "Beyond PUE: Understand Gartner's New Data Center Energy Efficiency Metrics," energy has become one of the most important operational costs for data centers. In fact, in some cases, it already surpasses equipment life-cycle costs. XKL's Layer 1 appliances dissipate 75 watts of power in 1RU to transport up to 100G of traffic, thus significantly reducing OpEx while still offering incredible bandwidth and low latency. These cost savings in power and cooling, with XKL's DarkStar product line, could pay for another 40G pair of systems in five years. Finally, by equipping its facilities with XKL appliances, data center providers can offer cloud services at a much-reduced price tag of the industry's standard connection costs.

"Operating a data center is an expensive endeavor," says Chad Lamb, Director of Engineering for XKL. "At XKL, our mission is to raise network performance while also reducing those expenses. With data traffic increasing significantly from year to year, data center providers must have the Layer 1 hardware in place for flexible bandwidth and low latency. At XKL, though, we take it a step further and supply those providers with the solutions they need to deliver swift connectivity."

"It's also important to consider that all XKL products integrate seamlessly with other vendors, switches, and routers, as well as augment existing DWDM infrastructure," states Joe DePetro, Director of Sales for XKL. "What's more, our management plane feels extremely familiar to router guys, as Len Bosack has always pressed the need for equipment that is reliable and simple to manage."

The XKL team will be at Data Center World Global, March 14-18 in Las Vegas, NV, and available to discuss its energy efficient solutions. Please email to request a meeting.

For more information on XKL and its current product portfolio, please visit

About XKL
Privately owned and operated by Cisco Systems co-founder Len Bosack, XKL provides high capacity DWDM optical networking products for robust enterprise deployment, service providers, and seamless cloud migration. The company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. For more information on XKL and its product line, please visit For the latest company updates, be sure to follow XKL on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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