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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Business Case for BTI Intelligent Cloud Connect for Content, Co-lo and Network Providers

BTI Intelligent Cloud Connect provides converged optical and LSR based architecture that responds to the challenges of today’s metro data center networks.

Cloud computing, video streaming, and social media are contributing to a dramatic rise in metro and regional inter data center traffic that includes data center to data center, data center to access networks and local traffic, and data center to peering and partner traffic.

Inter data center network architectures are being reconfigured to respond to the increased traffic volumes and changing traffic patterns. The architectural challenges include cost effectively accommodating rapidly expanding traffic volumes, providing network flexibility, and supporting service innovation.

BTI Intelligent Cloud Connect (ICC) is a converged optical, LSR and application-aware architecture that responds to these challenges. The converged platform provides 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps DWDM wavelengths, MPLS Label Switch Router (LSR), and a Network Function Virtualization-based (NFV) applications module. The LSR approach is optimized for cloud connectivity applications.

ACG Research conducted a case study of a typical metro data center network to compare the five-year total cost of ownership of the BTI Intelligent Cloud Connect architecture with two alternative solutions: 1) LSR Composite: separate LSR, transparent optical transport, and network analytics platforms; 2) L3 Composite: separate L3 router, transparent optical transport, and network analytics platforms.

The case study shows that BTI’s TCO for five years is 58 percent lower than the LSR Composite alternative and 71 percent lower than the L3 Composite alternative. BTI’s CapEx is 59 percent lower than the LSR Composite alternative and 72 percent lower than the Layer 3 router alternative. BTI’s OpEx is 56 percent lower and 69 percent lower for the LSR Composite and L3 Composite alternatives, respectively. Click here to download the TCO.

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