ESpanix selects Coriant Groove G30 for data center interconnect backbone network

Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale Internet operators, has announced that ESpanix, the largest and oldest Spanish neutral Internet exchange, has selected the Coriant Grooveâ„¢ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform as the foundation for a high-speed optical backbone network connecting its major data center sites across Madrid, the company said.

Initial deployment of the Coriant solution is already supporting resilient 100G services between the ESpanix Intersion PAR and ESpanix NODO data center locations.

Founded in 1997 as a non-profit association for network operators, ESpanix today operates carrier-neutral facilities and a peering platform that has a peak of exchanged aggregate traffic over 500 Gbps and provide local and international traffic exchange services to over 100 networks, including those of the world´s largest service providers, Internet content providers, enterprises, and the most important access providers in Spain.

With the industry´s most flexible plug-and-play modular architecture and the recent introduction of a new Coherent Multiservice Sled, the Groove G30 solution also provides ESpanix a seamless and cost-effective path to higher interconnect speeds, including 400G client side and 600G line side transmission — without the need for forklift upgrades or costly and complex flexi-grid ROADMs.

ESpanix is the largest Spanish neutral Internet exchange and the largest not for profit association for IP Network operators. Its objective is to provide peering services and public presence to more than 100 networks, with peaks of exchanged aggregated traffic of 500 Gbps. Learn more at

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant SDN/NFV-enabled portfolio of open, disruptive, and hyperscale solutions and Multi-Sided Platform innovations helps network operators cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services.