DataCenterNews: Equinix to play host for Facebook & TIP Voyager trials


“With Equinix's leadership and support, the Voyager ecosystem will serve as a first ever white box for switching, routing and DWDM in the Wide Area Networks to exemplify a new way of open collaboration and innovation and has been contributed to the TIP community."



Equinix, Facebook and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) are all working together to deploy and test the Facebook-designed packet-optical switches.

Known as Voyager, these switches will be deployed inside two of Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. 

Voyager is the first step in Facebook and Equinix's journey of developing the next-generation network ecosystem for hardware and software. 

From here on in, Equinix will continue to work with Facebook and other vendors to include TIP-based hardware and software in their architectures as they deploy inside Equinix and develop the TIP ecosystem.

Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, director of engineering at Facebook, says the open Optical Packet Transport project group within TIP is developing technologies in an open community approach with the goal to drive better and broader connectivity globally.

“With Equinix's leadership and support, the Voyager ecosystem will serve as a first ever white box for switching, routing and DWDM in the Wide Area Networks to exemplify a new way of open collaboration and innovation and has been contributed to the TIP community."

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