28 June 2018
| James Pearce
Epsilon has teamed with Chinese on-demand connectivity provider DCConnect to interconnect software-defined networking and offer two-way inter-carrier SDN network orchestration.
The partnership marks the first time two SDN platforms have
been interconnected through a bi-lateral API integration. It
means DCConnect, which offers on-demand connectivity to data
centres and cloud service providers, can offer customers in
China access to Epsilon’s Global Interconnect
Fabric through its SD-Cloud Express platform.
Epsilon’s global network consists of more than
100 points of presence in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and
North America, supporting more than 600 service providers,
CSPs, and internet exchanges.
"Our partnership demonstrates two-way network orchestration
and how real-time inter-carrier automation can work in an
active environment. It is a major milestone for the networking
market in China and across the globe," said Jerzy Szlosarek,
CEO at Epsilon.
"We expand DCConnect’s on-demand connectivity
seamlessly across the world while gaining rapid access to major
cities and Cloud Service Provider on-ramps in China. This is
the future of SDN and it is happening now through our
partnership with DCConnect."
DCConnect was founded in 2016 and implemented an independent
SDN mesh architecture network in China. It operates over 90
PoPs in China and provides access to over 300 PoPs worldwide
through a number of partners.
By partnering with DCConnect, Epsilon can offer its global
customer base interconnections in major Chinese cities such as
Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen through its Infiny by
The full service, which will be available from both
companies through each one’s respective web-based
portal (Infiny by Epsilon and DCConnect’s SD-Cloud
Express) in Q3 2018.
Mark Smith, managing director at DCConnect said, "We
are delighted to partner with Epsilon to provide our China
customers access to fast, flexible and intelligent SDN services
across the globe. They can instantly connect across both our
SDN platforms seamlessly with a single user experience.
"The Infiny platform aligns with our vision of facilitating
powerful networking solutions that are both scalable and agile.
This partnership is driving the networking market forward and
shows new possibilities for SDN."
It is the latest partnership announced by Epsilon in the
Asia Pacific region. Earlier this week, it unveiled an
agreement with the internet exchange arm of SoftBank, BBIX,
to offer on-demand connectivity in Japan. Epsilon also recently
on-demand access to cloud connectivity using Microsoft Azure
ExpressRoute in Singapore.
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