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Console Connect and Colt complete SDN API integration

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Console Connect and Colt Technology Services have completed the first stage of its API-led interoperability between their global on-demand SDN platforms.

The APIs between the Console Connect Software Defined Interconnection platform and the Colt On Demand platform give enterprises on-demand, agile networking and interconnect directly to clouds, data centres, and business partners across both private networks.

The APIs also enable quoting, ordering and provisioning on-demand services between both networks in real-time.

“APIs are crucial for the advancement and settlement of automated network services and enable carriers to work together in new and innovative ways," said Marc Halbfinger, CEO of Console Connect.

"We are honoured to work closely with Colt – a partner with whom we share a vision of a fully automated and on-demand future.”

As part of the first stage of integration of the two SDN platforms, Console Connect will be able to extend its platform reach into new data centre locations across the UK with plans to expand to more enterprise locations and metro areas across Europe.

Using the Colt IQ Network, Console Connect users can instantly provision and pay for dedicated Layer 2 services between two networks using a single portal.

“Working with Console Connect, we’re pioneering the use of APIs within intelligent networking and to provide agile, on- demand, high bandwidth connectivity solutions to more enterprises across the world," said Keri Gilder, CEO of Colt Technology Services.

"APIs continue to be a major focus area in our industry, and our collaboration will help us to continue to transform the way businesses interact with each other and how they provide value to their customers by optimising automation, improving collaboration, simplifying innovation and enhancing security.”

The collaboration demonstrates Console Connect and Colt’s mutual commitment to end- to-end automation and builds on the 2018 trial between Verizon and Colt when they successfully demonstrated two-way inter-carrier SDN orchestration during a live trial demonstration in London.

Similarly both Colt and PCCW Global , parent company to Console Connect, completed a trial of blockchain for inter-carrier settlement of voice minutes in 2018.

Future stages of the API integration will include extending the automated reach of Colt’s On Demand platform to more global markets using Console Connect’s network.

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