OTTAWA, ON and BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Feb 5, 2014) – BTI Systems, the software and networking leader empowering content and service providers to capitalize on trends in cloud services, mobility and Internet video and LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in the engineering, sourcing and commissioning of fully-integrated, multi-technology, communications networks, today announced an alliance to meet the growing bandwidth needs for inter-data center cloud connectivity in metro and regional networks.

With the exponential growth of cloud services traffic, content and service providers are scrambling to meet bandwidth demands in the networks connecting data centers, users, partners and peering points, with end-to-end 100G infrastructure solutions that efficiently deliver massive capacity, low-latency, improved network utilization and better performance. BTI’s category-defining BTI 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platform has been purpose-built for inter-data center cloud connectivity and delivers providers 4 times the capacity, half the latency and up to 10 times the applications performance, with 50% OPEX and CAPEX savings for cloud networking deployments.

LightRiver’s complementary expertise in methodically delivering turnkey networks from greenfield to fully operational next-generation transport solutions is deeply rooted in comprehensive knowledge of multi-technology protocols, the latest carrier-grade equipment offerings, legacy migration strategies and a thorough understanding of the client’s business drivers. This alliance combines the award-winning turnkey services, certified expertise and proven mission-critical backbone network experience of LightRiver with BTI’s advanced network infrastructure software and systems, growing leadership in cloud networking and significant market momentum with world-leading content and service providers.

“LightRiver has a robust ability to design, engineer and commission multi-vendor and multi-technologies for 100G networks,“ said Jim Hintze, Vice President of Business Development at BTI. “LightRiver’s expertise and professionalism in delivering a service-ready, carrier-grade network will help customers avoid growing pains, streamline implementation costs and save time.“

“As we reach further into the cloud to assist data centers, BTI’s Intelligent Cloud Connect is ideally suited to support our clients’ growing inter-data center networking requirements,“ said Glenn Johansen, President and CEO of LightRiver. “BTI and LightRiver are strategically aligned to enable content and service providers with the right technology, right services and the right expertise.“


About LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
LightRiver Technologies designs, engineers and commissions next generation solutions for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity, reliability and resiliency that today’s communications technology can deliver. An integrator of multi-vendor transport networks, LightRiver is an expert in Packet Optical Transport, MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, DWDM, 100G ROADM and Wireless Mesh. LightRiver delivers unique value with optimized turnkey solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care. For more information, please visit

About BTI Systems
BTI delivers solutions that transform the economics, performance and innovation of global networks through intelligent networking software and systems. Leading content, cloud and service providers choose BTI to drive improved operational efficiencies and profitably deliver high-value services to businesses and consumers around the globe. With more than 380 customers, BTI is headquartered in North America, and operates regional sales, marketing, and R&D centers of excellence throughout the world. For more information, visit

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