A new partnership will make it possible for global organizations to access SDN-based services at the “edge” of the network.
EdgeConneX® has announced a new partnership with PacketFabric to deploy its SDN-based platform across the EdgeConneX portfolio of Edge Data Centers® (EDCs). The first deployments will happen in the Phoenix, Portland, Santa Clara and Minneapolis EDCs.
With the new partnership, EdgeConneX customers can instantly provision scalable network connectivity across any two or more points in PacketFabric’s private network. With real-time connectivity between carrier-neutral colocation facilities, PacketFabric will provide EdgeConneX customers with terabit-scale network capacity, delivered in seconds, utilizing the latest switching technologies and architectures.
“At EdgeConneX, it’s our mission to bring advanced connectivity and services to the Edge of the network while providing customers with high-scale network capacity where it’s needed,” said Clint Heiden, chief commercial officer, EdgeConneX. “This partnership will enable EdgeConneX to provide tenants with instantaneous access to PacketFabric’s extensive transcontinental network.”
PacketFabric offers an SDN-based network that is entirely automated, delivering coast-to-coast connectivity to more than 145 premier carrier-neutral colocation facilities across 17 different U.S. markets. This is accomplished using a purpose-built private backbone network. With its innovative architecture, customers can easily and quickly procure and maintain network services in real-time. This eliminates the need to deploy and manage infrastructure or rely on public Internet access.
What’s more, EdgeConneX customers will gain the opportunity to use PacketFabric’s Application Programming Interface (API) for greater visibility and control over their network traffic and services. This will ensure reliable and consistent performance.
“At PacketFabric, we’re offering customers on-demand access to reliable network connectivity with the same ease and agility with which they consume cloud services,” explained William Charnock, CEO, PacketFabric. “We’re excited to expand our network reach across EdgeConneX’s widespread Edge Data Center ecosystem, and look forward to a productive and mutually beneficial partnership.”