Sify Ties Up With Ciena to Support IoT Services


The partnership can allow Sify to scale its network capacity and provide support for IoT, cloud-based services and Big Data analytics

Sify Technologies Limited has announced its partnership with Ciena, attempting an upgrade of its network capacity from 100G to 400G. With Ciena’s converged packet optical solutions, Sify aims at handling data volumes and providing support for IoT, cloud based services and Big Data analytics.

Probable developments

It has been suggested that the growing adoption of private and public clouds in India is demanding a growth in bandwidth for connecting data centres and cloud providers. This partnership can help the company scale its network on demand to strengthen the cloud strategies of large enterprises in the financial services, media and digital verticals.

Additionally, the leverage in the existing technology can allow Sify to adapt to changing service requirements in real-time while supporting capacities in the metro networks. Software capabilities like PinPoint software can also develop the addressal of potential trouble spots and acceleration of repair times.

Management of traffic growth

The deployment can enable the company to deliver data-heavy bandwidth to manage traffic growth for its customers, including Over the Top (OTT) providers, financial services institutions and healthcare organisations.

It can also provide software control and analytics to allow responses to changing network demands and deliveries of programmable infrastructure. The partnership can lead to a leverage of Waveserver Ai and 6500 packet-optical platforms supported by WaveLogic Ai coherent technology.

The tie-up is a step towards the provision of ‘real-time software control’. The adaptation of coherent technology can enable the company to not only upgrade its network capacity but also manage the growth of traffic for its customers.