Momentum, a managed cloud services provider based in Atlanta, is utilizing Ciena’s (Waveserver 5 compact interconnect platform, for connectivity to cloud computing platforms, such as Microsoft’s Azure.
The Ciena platform is powered by WaveLogic 5 Nano (WL5n) 400ZR coherent pluggable transceivers, .
Momentum is moving to 400G technology to address strong growth in the metro and increased opportunities stemming from its work as a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute partner.
“Our enterprise customers have to move very large data sets and files to the cloud for analysis and manipulation in real time. With Ciena’s innovative coherent pluggable technology, we can satisfy their rigorous bandwidth needs—and do so both efficiently and sustainably,” said Ande Hornig, Executive Vice President, Network Services, at Momentum.
Momentum is also using Ciena’s edge-optimized, compact Coherent ELS open line system to achieve lower latency and operational simplicity while delivering higher-quality experiences to its customers. End-to-end network visibility and assurance is provided by Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller.
“As cloud connectivity demands continue to grow, Ciena’s WL5n 400ZR and Coherent ELS allow Momentum to rapidly add capacity and turn up new circuits and services without costly truck rolls or major infrastructure upgrades. This is central to nimbly meeting the rigorous needs of cloud customers while keeping capex and opex in check,” said Kevin Sheehan, CTO of the Americas, at Ciena.