Epsilon offers on-demand connectivity through Microsoft Azure
19 June 2018 | Natalie Bannerman
Epsilon now offers on-demand access to cloud connectivity using Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in Singapore.
Service providers in Singapore can now use Epsilon’s on-demand connectivity platform Infiny to connect their enterprise customers to Azure. The news expands Epsilon’s local cloud connectivity capabilities and supports Singapore’s growth as a cloud hub for the region.
“We are a Singapore-based business and we’re proud to be supporting the cloud locally, regionally and around the world. Our work with Microsoft supports our vision for simple and powerful solutions that directly benefit users,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO at Epsilon. “Cloud adoption in Asia-Pacific is growing at a phenomenal rate and Singapore is a major global hub for cloud services. It is critical that we continue to grow our ecosystem to deliver agile networking solutions that enables our partners to service the growing enterprise demand for cloud applications.”
By avoiding the public internet, Epsilon’s Cloud Connect service creates a direct connection to a cloud service provider in a secure, quick, reliable and scalable environment. Users can use on Infiny to give them access to the connectivity as they expand and adopt their cloud services.
Azure ExpressRoute creates private connections between Azure data centres and infrastructure on an enterprise’s premises or in their colocation facilities. Infiny is a software-defined networking (SDN) platform that gives users on-demand connectivity across epsilon’s global interconnect fabric of more than 600 service providers, cloud service providers and Internet exchnages.
“It is great to build on our existing relationship with Epsilon to add new connectivity options across the Asia-Pacific region starting with Singapore. The Cloud market in Asia-Pacific is diverse, dynamic and growing rapidly. We look forward to expanding our Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity partners across the region and working with Epsilon to support Cloud growth locally and across the globe,” added Ross Ortega, partner PM manager at Microsoft Azure Networking at Microsoft Corp.
Last month, Epsilon began work on the phased deployment of 100G packet optical switched Ethernet technology across its global backbone network. The deployment will enable Epsilon to serve its partners with 100G connectivity on-demand via its Infiny platform. Partners will benefit from hyper-scale connectivity designed to support big data, internet of things (IoT) and cloud around the world.