Digital Realty to acquire engineering team and IP from Pureport

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Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) has outlined its plans to integrate the IP and engineering team of Raleigh, NC-based Pureport.

It is set to add in-house network software development to support the company’s vision of building open, SDN-enabled cross-platform orchestration with multiple industry partners.

Digital Realty plans to develop new native orchestration and native fabric connectivity options to further this industry shift. 

The new approach further enhances the company’s global partnership with Megaport on its Service Exchange offering, continuing the companies’ long-standing collaboration on open orchestration, and aims to accelerate integration with Interxion’s Cloud Connect interconnection product in EMEA.

Digital Realty also outlined its vision to create a native direct network path between its global campuses in its new manifesto for interconnecting global communities around data.

The manifesto represents a call to action to remove legacy barriers across the interconnection industry and tackle the challenges of data gravity.

Across Digital Realty’s global portfolio of more than 290 data centres, the pace of network cross-connect deployments has also accelerated in the last year, growing to a total of over 168,000 by the end of 2020, up 88,000 from the previous year, according to the company.

Digital Realty is taking specific actions to support the industry’s transformation to a data-centric architecture and is evolving its interconnection capabilities with an updated roadmap for PlatformDIGITAL.

“We are laying out our industry manifesto and a call to action today to remove legacy barriers in the interconnection industry to address data gravity,” said Chris Sharp, Chief Technology Officer at Digital Realty.

“We look forward to engaging with industry participants as we shape our vision for a fabric of fabrics that will unlock new opportunities and value for all sectors.

“We will be an industry steward championing this shift and together we can tackle data gravity head-on and build a new era of open, secure and dynamic connected data communities globally.”