Ideal Integrations, a regional IT consulting company, has deployed Ciena’s (NYSE:CIEN) packet networking solutions to provide easy access to affordable internet connectivity as well as private connections between client sites, its cloud environment for hosting services and other public clouds. In addition, local businesses can use its new offering, IdealConnect, to transfer critical data for cost-effective and efficient collaboration.

Key Facts:

  • Ideal Integrations focuses on ensuring technology solutions are tailored to fit each customer’s goals and budget. With IdealConnect, local businesses benefit from a complete connectivity solution to the internet, between customer locations, and to the growing number of data centers in the Pittsburgh metro region.
  • Ciena’s 5142 and 5160 Service Aggregation Switches provide flexible, reliable and cost-effective metro-Ethernet connectivity, allowing Ideal Integrations to give its customers more reliable and high-speed internet bandwidth and Ethernet connectivity.
  • Ideal Integrations’ customers now have access to 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps connections to enable cloud-based applications that save money and add efficiency for enterprises of all sizes.

Executive Comments:

  • “Whether a business needs      access to the cloud or is implementing new layers of disaster recovery,      fiber connectivity sets the groundwork for success. We selected Ciena and      its packet networking solutions because we share a belief that having      strong connectivity is a crucial element for our customers to have prosperous      organizations.”
    Christopher Fox, Chief Technology Officer, Ideal Integrations 
  • “Today’s enterprises require secure 24/7 access to critical information and resources and it is up to service providers to ensure that these demands are met while remaining within the economic constraints of their customers. Ciena’s packet networking solutions allow Ideal Integrations to utilize an efficient and flexible architecture to provide customers with powerful networking options to meet their individual business’ needs.”
    Kevin Sheehan, Vice President, Strategic Sales, Americas, Ciena

About Ideal Integrations
Ideal Integrations Inc. is a premier computer network integration company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to blend our expertise and cutting edge technology with your company’s individual needs so that you receive the most from your investment. No matter the size of your organization, Ideal Integrations will tailor a solution that is specific to your particular needs. Our offerings include customized storage, virtualization, network design, fiber connectivity, network maintenance, network monitoring, disaster recovery, managed services and cloud services. For more information on how our team can help you, visit or connect on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About Ciena
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