Verizon Launches Software-Defined Interconnect with Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric

Verizon Launches Software-Defined Interconnect with Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric Image Credit: 4 PM production/

Verizon this week announced the launch of Software-Defined Interconnect (SDI).

The new solution works with Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric), offering organizations with a Private IP network direct connectivity to 115 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers around the globe within minutes.

SDI addresses the longstanding challenges associated with connecting customer networks to colocation data centers. To do this over traditional infrastructure requires costly build-outs, long lead times and complex provisioning. The SDI solution leverages an automated Application Program Interface (API) to quickly and simply integrate pre-provisioned Verizon Private IP bandwidth via ECX Fabric, while eliminating the need for dedicated physical connectivity. The result is to make secure colocation and interconnection faster and easier for customers to implement, often at a significantly lower cost.

Verizon’s private Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network is seeing high double-digit traffic growth year-over-year, and the adoption of colocation services continues to proliferate as more businesses grapple with complex cloud deployments to achieve greater efficiency, flexibility and additional functionality in data management.

Vickie Lonker, VP of Product Management and Development, Verizon
SDI is an addition to our best-in-class software-defined suite of services that can deliver performance ‘at the edge’ and support real-time interactions for our customers.

Bill Long, VP, Interconnection Services, Equinix
By allowing enterprises to virtually connect to Verizon’s private IP services using the proven ECX Fabric, SDI makes secure colocation and interconnection easier – and more financially viable – to implement than ever before.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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