TelemaxX Introduces New Ethernet Services with Ciena and Kapsch


Germany-based datacenter provider, TelemaxX Telekommunikation GmbH has selected Ciena and deployed the Packet Networking portfolio to transform its network and ensure a smooth rollout of Ethernet Business Services.

TelemaxX has five datacenters across the Karlsruhe region. These datacenters are designed to assist German customers in managing their IT infrastructure efficiently and safely without losing control of data, systems, or processes.

TelemaxX’s legacy TDM platform was running out of capacity, which presented operational challenges to its customers. In partnership with Kapsch, Ciena is enabling TelemaxX to upgrade its network and better address customer demands high-bandwidth services, by creating more capacity across the network while supporting greater operational efficiency and lower CAPEX.

In addition, Ciena’s solutions ensure a seamless transition from the previous platform to a more open and programmable architecture, complemented by a specialized team to help TelemaxX manage the transition.

TelemaxX Telekommunikation GmbH is an operator of 5 high-security data centers (data center) in Karlsruhe, Germany. TelemaxX has specialized in realizing individual solutions for data center space and server housing in order to meet clients’ needs and expectations. Maximum operational safety of the IT-systems in the data centers is of utmost importance to TelemaxX. In doing so, TelemaxX delivers the most appropriate solutions according to the constantly increasing requirements of their customers for safety and availability of the services and applications.

Kapsch BusinessCom, a Kapsch Group company, supports companies in taking their business performance to the next level and developing new business models. Kapsch BusinessCom is the ideal partner for keeping abreast of rapidly evolving digital technologies thanks to its widespread expertise in handling large quantities of data and matters of security, in addition to the valuable experience gained from successful implementation of a variety of use cases across numerous industries.

Kapsch’s portfolio includes technology solutions for intelligent and secure ICT infrastructure along with smart building technology, media and security technology, and outsourcing services. In fiscal year 2017/18, Kapsch BusinessCom generated revenue of approximately EUR 318 million with its 1,200 employees.

To support the introduction of the Ethernet Business Service and improve end-user experience and data center interconnect with the network upgrade, TelemaxX is utilizing several solutions from Ciena’s Packet Networking portfolio, including the 8700 Packetwave Platform, 5142 Service Aggregation Platform, 3942 Service Delivery Switch, 3916 Service Delivery Switch, and 3904 Service Delivery Switch.

In addition, Ciena’s Blue Planet Manage, Control, and Plan (MCP) software gives TelemaxX multi-layer provisioning capabilities for end-to-end network and service management, software-based control and automation, and online planning.

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