Telstra is extending its new global Software Defined Networking (SDN) Platform into the optical layer, enabling high-bandwidth provisioning up to 100G and automated fault restoration across its global Points of Presence (PoPs). Telstra's extension of SDN and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) capabilities into Layer 1 follows the announcement last month by the company on the launch of its NaaS - PEN Network to extend its SDN/NFV platform globally.
The PEN Platform is built on Telstra’s global network and the service is available globally in 25 PEN Points of Presence across eight countries – including Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the US and the UK. Additional connectivity options into public Cloud services to bridge hybrid Cloud deployments are also available, said the Operator.
Telstra also plans to extend virtualisation to its suite of Managed Services offerings which means the Operator can deliver the choice and flexibility customers require, in an age of bandwidth hungry applications, fuelled by distributed computing, big data and mobility.