Global Cloud Xchange rolls out cloud platform

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has launched its cloud platform, offering enterprise cloud services, applications and content across the operator’s privately owned global fibre-optic network.

GCX has enabled its global network to support “cloud nodes”, which claim to deliver enterprise applications directly on to a customer’s enterprise network in minutes, rather than months.

The Cloud X platform targets enterprises in what it calls the “emerging market corridors” spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia, where it has extensive network coverage.

“We believe we will be one of the most disruptive companies in the next five years because we will become the fabric that enables the global cloud,” said Bill Barney, GCX CEO. “Our new infrastructure will accelerate cloud traffic across the world, facilitate global content and application distribution, enable enhanced customer experience, and transform the way people think about rolling out applications and services.”

The move marks a period of major transition for the company formerly known as Reliance Globalcom.

This year the company embarked on an aggressive network expansion in order to support the new cloud platform, launching a new trans-Pacific cable linking Tokyo to Silicon Valley in the US and deploying a new direct route between Mumbai in India and Singapore.

It now plans to transform over 20 of its facilities by mid 2015 into “cloud nodes”, which will align with an automated orchestration layer in its network.

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