PIT Chile deploys new DCI link, observing social distancing

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Internet exchange point (IXP), PIT Chile has deployed PacketLight’s PL-2000T transponder to connect two of its data centres in Santiago, Chile.

The company required a high-capacity solution that would be capable of supporting a 200G protected data centre interconnect (DCI) link between two data centres in El Bosque and Santa Marta on three nodes of dark fibre. Crucially, the link had to be easy to self-install due to Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions preventing on-premises support.

The PL-2000T transponder was selected for its ability to deliver high-capacity transport of up to 8 x 100GbE protocol with integrated erbium-doped fibre amplifier and optical switch, as well as optional embedded physical layer encryption to support future requirements. By using PacketLight’s graphical user interface for remote configuration, management and monitoring, PIT Chile installed the solution in minutes with minimal support from PacketLight’s team.

Ivan Žilić Schmidt, director of technology at PIT Chile explained: ‘The link between El Bosque and Santa Marta sites ensures more capacity, more resilience, and lower latency between the data centre nodes so we can operate at full capacity without any service degradation to our customers. Our experience with PacketLight Networks has exceeded expectations from the simplicity of installation to the quality of the DCI link.’

Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight Networks added: ‘We are thrilled to provide PIT Chile an intuitive solution capable of meeting their needs for high capacity DCI while being simple enough to install amidst the challenges created by the pandemic.’   

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