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Mission‑Critical DWDM Data Center Interconnect

DCI network with Layer-1 encryption and low Latency

At a Glance

Company: The Norwegian Tax Administration
Location: Norway
Industry: Government Tax Administration

Challenge: The Norwegian Tax Administration needed to connect two data centers at a distance of 10-15 km. The solution needed to support encryption, multiple rates and protocols, and low latency.

Solution: PacketLight’s 200G Single Wavelength Muxponder was selected. The device supports encryption, multi rates and protocols, and low latency.

Success: The Norwegian Tax Administration successfully deployed a stable network over PacketLight infrastructure, which answers all their capacity, encryption, and latency requirements.

Background

The Norwegian Tax Administration consists of six divisions and 6,500 employees with a national responsibility for tax and resident registration.

The IT division of the administration has 900 employees responsible for maintaining a reliable IT environment for the Administration.

The Administration delivers services used by the whole population in Norway and has one of the country’s largest and leading IT environments.

The Challenge

The Norwegian Tax Administration required a solution to connect two data centers at a distance of 10-15 km. Due to the sensitivity and critical nature of the financial and personally identifiable information, the Administration required end-to-end encryption and low latency, two important components in government networks. The solution also needed to support multiple rates and protocols (40Gb Ethernet and 16G Fibre Channel).

The Solution

PacketLight’s PL-2000M 200G Single Wavelength Muxponder was a perfect fit to meet the Tax Administration’s requirements.

The carrier-grade modular solution has embedded Layer-1 encryption and supports 10/40Gb Ethernet, and 16G Fibre Channel in an easy to configure 1U chassis.

Success

The Norwegian Tax Administration successfully deployed a stable network over PacketLight infrastructure, with dedicated SAN and LAN wavelengths.

The modularity of the PL-2000M offers the Tax Administration pay-as-you-grow architecture to increase capacity of their network should they wish to upgrade at a later stage.