Software-Defined Interconnect (SD-IX) gives colocation providers the ability to manage their network interconnections through software, so they can extend their connectivity control and to maintain the long term viability of the colocation business model.
No two providers have the same footprint, but popular use cases for SD-IX include hyperscale cloud connect, data center to data center interconnect and virtual cross-connects.
According to 451 research, enterprises today are using an average of 4.7 clouds, including public
Many providers are finding that they do not have the development skills to route and manage these deployments dynamically while others are not sure how to optimize existing direct connect links, network provider links or high-bandwidth internet.
SD-IX gives colocation providers the ability to dynamically manage tenant traffic to
Colocation providers understand the challenges of connecting both on and off network data centers. Not only can challenges connecting facilities lead to stranded inventory with data centers at low utilization
SD-IX allows colocation providers to create highly secure, automated and
In doing so, providers can sell multi-site bundles and increase footprint revenue of historically difficult to market sites.
While many colocation providers are comfortable running physical cross-connects from tenant cages to meet me rooms, as traffic becomes more dynamic and dispersed, the complexity for managing these connections at scale is becoming an operational burden.
SD-IX allows for the deployment and management of these connections to be fully virtualized and automated. In doing so, providers can increase
Further, these connections can gain new levels of intelligence, opening up new monitoring, troubleshooting and revenue capabilities for providers.