NEXTDC Limited, Australia’s leading Data Center-as-a-Service provider who delivers premium colocation solutions to corporate, government, and information and communications technology (ICT) services organisations, has announced they will deploy Ciena's (NYSE:CIEN) Data Center Interconnect (DCI) platform. With Ciena, NEXTDC will connect its data centres and provide cutting-edge cloud and computing services to support its customers located across the company’s growing footprint in Australia.

Key Facts:

  • As a hub for connectivity, NEXTDC supports more than 600 clouds, carrier networks and ICT service providers. NEXTDC is recognised as the leader in the data centre services market in Australia, uniquely positioned to deliver customers a premium service level quality and assurance of a zero-downtime network. NEXTDC is enhancing its network to meet rising cloud and connectivity demands and deliver a superior customer experience through increased productivity and stronger performance.
  • With Ciena’s Waveserver, leading cloud, internet content and data center providers like NEXTDC can quickly scale bandwidth and support high-speed data transfer, virtual machine migration and disaster recovery/backup between data centers. To support this deployment, IT solutions provider Over The Wire will simplify management and integration of Ciena into NEXTDC. Ciena Professional Services will provide end-to-end network design and a customised delivery model to ensure rapid deployment while adhering to pandemic guidelines.
  • With a re-architected network infrastructure, NEXTDC will further enhance support for its customers’ hybrid cloud environments and help drive better performance and business outcomes.

Executive Comments:

  • “NEXTDC plays a critical role in today’s climate where data centers support Australia’s economy by accelerating digital-first strategies. Ciena’s DCI platform will enable us to provide the agile foundation our customers need to thrive in a competitive marketplace and COVID-19 environment.”

­   Sean Rinas, Head of Network Operations, NEXTDC Limited

  • “As the market leader in DCI, Ciena has proven solutions that will ensure NEXTDC tackles insatiable demand for cloud-based content and gets data closer to end users.”

­   Matt Vesperman, Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Ciena

  • “Over the Wire is excited to work with NEXTDC on      this project, helping to develop a solution that is purpose built to      support the tremendous growth the market is seeing in cloud and      connectivity solutions. As organisations continue to accelerate their      journey to the cloud, it’s critical they have direct access to the      infrastructure that NEXTDC continues to build, enabling them to connect to      the platforms and networks powering their business privately, reliably and      securely.”

­   Scott Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Over the Wire


NEXTDC is an ASX100 listed technology company and Asia’s most innovative Data Centre-as-a-Service provider. We are building the infrastructure platform for the digital economy, delivering the critical power, security and connectivity for global cloud computing providers, enterprise and government. For more information, visit

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