October 11, 2012
Cbeyond Selects BTI's Ethernet Services and Metro Packet Optical Networking Solutions
By Anshu Shrivastava
Recently, Cbeyond (News - Alert) selected BTI's Ethernet business services and metro packet optical networking solutions to rapidly provision services to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) on its high-speed dedicated network.
Steve Waszak, president and CEO at BTI, said in a statement that the company is providing the service management software and packet optical platforms to fuel Cbeyond’s current and future expansion into key metro markets nationwide.
Cbeyond is a provider of technology services to companies in 60 countries. It offers private, proactively-managed IP network that connects customers to voice, data and enterprise applications hosted in cloud data centers.
Earlier this year, this company introduced a strategic initiative to expand its network, enabling customers to gain faster and more secure access to advanced technology like cloud services. “The security, scalability and manageability of the network play an essential role in the migration to cloud services,” said Joe Oesterling, executive vice president of Technology and Operations at Cbeyond.
The company identified the need for a technology partner that could support its multi-phased technology strategy. It selected BTI after comprehensive evaluation of major networking vendors as well as because of the ability to provide end-to-end network visibility and seamlessly integrate into its existing IT infrastructure to support rapid service provisioning.
“BTI impressed us with its software and open APIs, which integrate efficiently into our infrastructure and make it easier and faster to provision network services,” Oesterling added.
The proNX Service Manager is said to be the cornerstone of BTI’s portfolio. It’s a modular software solution that integrates seamlessly into any operating environment. With a one-click, intuitive and feature-rich GUI, it is designed for rapid scaling across access, aggregation and core network infrastructure.
Additionally, it helps expedite service provisioning, simplify monitoring and management, and speed up time to revenue. Moreover, BTI 7000 Series and BTI 700 Series packet optical platforms complement proNX Service.
“We welcome the opportunity to team with forward-thinking companies like Cbeyond that are capitalizing on cloud computing for tremendous business opportunity and competitive advantage,” Waszak commented.
Edited by Jamie Epstein
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