IX Reach launches upgraded One Portal SDN platform

14 March 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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IX Reach's software-defined network (SDN) platform launch set to drive growth and propel company into new markets.

The global player in SDN cloud connectivity, remote peering, Ethernet and DWDM services says the One Portal platform “will change the way people and networks connect, interact and grow”.

The One Portal launches direct, on-demand SDN cloud connectivity into the three cloud service providers IX Reach currently offers as a direct partner: Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure, enabling customers to benefit from cloud presence almost immediately.

“With the launch of the One Portal comes significant advances in IX Reach’s software and product capabilities. Underpinned by a truly global carrier grade network, this API-driven SDN platform allows customers full control of how they interact with our business,” said Simon Vye, CEO of IX Reach.

“With this milestone in our rich history we expect the One Portal to drive substantial future growth, lead our expansion into new markets and open up new product development opportunities.”

All of IX Reach’s 170+ points of presence (PoPs) across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and more recently Africa, are enabled on the new platform, making this portal one of the most attractive wholesale SDN propositions for sales and service partners in the global market.

Beyond the SDN capabilities currently in place for automated connections to Amazon AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud regions, the One Portal integrates a complete service management dashboard; the portal makes it easier for customers and partners to review and receive support for their services, service analytics, invoice visibility, and incident management.

With the rollout of its 100G backbone in Europe, growth into Africa, upcoming network expansions in North America, and the launch of the One Portal, IX Reach is asserting itself as a prominent global wholesale provider.

The news comes after the announcement earlier this week that SG.GS, a global network provider with a focus on Asian interconnectivity, had extended its network reach into Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East as a result of a collaborative partnership agreement with IX Reach.