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Xiaomi links 7 data centers in Beijing with DWDM platform

Nokia is providing Chinese electronics and smartphone manufacture and Internet service provider Xiaomi with a state-of-the-art fiber optic network to link seven data centers in the Beijing region.

The new network will enable the fast-growing company to reduce bottlenecks in its data transport network and bring higher-speed, lower latency Internet services to its customers.

For this project, Nokia is providing Xiaomi with its data center interconnect (DCI) solution, based on the company's 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and managed by the Network Services Platform. The 1830 PSS is a high-performance Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) platform for enterprise data center networks.

Nokia's DCI solution is enabling Xiaomi to tie together its data centers to effectively establish a private cloud that it can use to support its internal data management needs.

"As large enterprises in China and around the world look to take advantage of the benefits of private cloud, Nokia's data center interconnect solution offers an ideal way of bringing together geographically distributed assets to form a single, high-performance cloud,” Nokia head of China IP and optical networks Drazen Lukic said.

“This initiative is enabling Xiaomi to maximize network capacity, address fast-growing traffic demands and enjoy the flexibility of the cloud with the security, reliability and performance of a private network."

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