Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Datagroup Enlists Cisco to ‘Modernize’ Internet Network

KIEV, Ukraine — The telecommunications company Datagroup worked with Cisco to launch a large-scale national project to “modernize” the backbone of its internet network. 

The new Datagroup network is based on Cisco Routed Optical Networking and Converged SDN Transport solutions, which help service providers build high-speed networks with greater security and reliability, according to Cisco last month.

Datagroup decided to scale up its backbone network to promptly address increases in its network traffic since the pandemic, increasing throughput and quality of services.

Cisco’s Routed Optical Networking solution, designed to combine DWDM and IP networks for improved operational efficiencies and simplicity, will also support Datagroup’s new network architecture. 

This converged infrastructure simplifies network design, planning, and management, with the ability to save in total cost of ownership (TCO). Cisco Routed Optical Networking integrates open data models and standard APIs, enabling Datagroup to focus on automation initiatives for a simpler topology.

Cisco Converged SDN Transport architecture, based on the Cisco NCS series of routers, will serve as the foundation for Datagroup’s updated backbone network. Combining services into a single automated infrastructure optimizes network performance by increasing the resiliency and scalability of the network and simplifying the commissioning of new services.

“Cisco is committed to a more inclusive future, helping to connect more people, businesses, and governments around the world,” said Sergey Martynchuk, regional sales and channel Manager, Cisco. 

“The unique competencies of Datagroup’s new network architecture will help make a significant contribution to the development of telecom infrastructure in Ukraine, to connect the unconnected, or under-connected, and foster economic growth in the region.”

Mikhail Shelemba, CEO of Datagroup, said that as part of the first stage to modernize its network, the company has a “fully operational central hub in Kiev built on Cisco equipment, which has already increased the resiliency of our network and significantly improved the level of service for our corporate customers.” 

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