Super-fast transmission for super-fast particles: Deutsche Telekom International
Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), part of Deutsche
Telekom’s International Businesses unit, working in conjunction with
the local legal entity T-Systems Switzerland, has been appointed to
provide a high-speed data connection between the CERN
(European Organization for Nuclear Research) data centre in Geneva
and a newly established, remote data centre operated by Wigner Research
Centre for Physics in the Hungarian capital Budapest. The Ethernet
connection supports transmission speeds up to 100 gigabits per second.
In Geneva, CERN operates the world’s biggest particle accelerator, the
Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This facility allows scientists to explore
the structure of matter and the fundamental interactions between
elementary particles. The experiments generate huge volumes of data. To
process them, CERN and partner institutes have developed a distributed
computing system, the so-called Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG).
More than 10,000 researchers around the world use CERN’s computing
infrastructure for their experiments.
With the Wigner Data Centre, CERN aims to create additional IT capacity
for research activities. Computer systems will be able to transmit
enormous volumes of data via the high-speed Deutsche Telekom ICSS
connection between the Geneva and Budapest sites. In addition to huge
data rates, CERN requires high data transmission reliability and
connection availability. The research organization sought a
telecommunications service provider able to meet these extremely
demanding gigabit Ethernet requirements.
T-Systems Switzerland worked in close cooperation with ICSS to meet
CERN’s needs. "We believe our deep technical expertise and network
quality were key,” said Holger Magnussen, Senior Vice President,
International Carrier Sales & Solutions, at Deutsche Telekom. "We were
able to make a tailored offer within a relatively short time through the
close collaboration of experts from T-Systems Switzerland and the
International Carrier Sales & Solutions and Global Network units.”
"The state-of-the-art Deutsche Telekom 100 gigabits per second circuit
between CERN and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Budapest will
not only expand our physics processing capabilities, but will also allow
us to refine our Business Continuity strategy. This new contract
strengthens our existing relationship, since Deutsche Telekom has been a
long-standing member of the CERN Internet Exchange Point (CIXP) and one
of the regular providers of CERN's connectivity to the commodity
Internet,” said David Foster, Deputy Head of the CERN IT Department.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated
telecommunications companies with almost 130 million mobile customers,
33 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million broadband lines (as
of June 30, 2012). The Group provides products and services for the
fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for
consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate
customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has
over 233,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR
58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year – more than half of it outside
Germany (as of December 31, 2011).
About Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), an integral part of
Deutsche Telekom’s International Businesses unit within the Europe
organization, is the global communications enabler of the Deutsche
Telekom Group and more than 700 external customers worldwide. As one of
the largest carriers in the world, ICSS provides global voice
communication, Internet connectivity to millions of eyeballs, and global
roaming and messaging on next generation platforms, as well as smart
content distribution, media exchange, and virtual carrier solutions. The
international customers of ICSS experience seamless service
provisioning, including global reach, and the highest quality. The
variety of solutions provided by ICSS is based on an expanding
ultramodern infrastructure: Deutsche Telekom’s international network.
For further information, see www.telekom-icss.com.