Deployment of Cloud X platform in Sydney will deliver applications on a virtualized infrastructure, enabling automated deployment of on-net Cloud services across the world’s largest private subsea cable system
SYDNEY, February 15, 2016: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM), today announced the launch of Cloud X in Sydney. This high performance enterprise-class platform delivers applications and content across the company’s privately owned global fiber optic network.
Cloud X is uniquely designed to deliver not only infrastructure provisioning in a few clicks, but the deployment of complex multi-tiered enterprise applications directly on to enterprise networks in minutes, rather than months. The Cloud X platform supports network transparency — a key element in accelerating enterprise applications to the Cloud.
“Cloud X is changing the paradigm of cloud computing,” said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange. “The Network must now undergo a profound transformation, from a static entity, to a dynamic, intelligent, application-aware fabric that can support multiple traffic requirements, diverse geographies and flexible pricing models.”
“GCX’s Cloud X orchestration portal will not only simplify infrastructure deployment but also de-risk migration to the Cloud for our customers in ANZ,” said Dave Pearson, Managing Director, Global Cloud Xchange ANZ. “Our expansion across key data centers in Australia and New Zealand further enhances our Global Network and Cloud capabilities to meet the ever-increasing demand for global collaboration. ANZ-based Enterprises can now securely connect to our Global Network and access public Cloud providers worldwide.”
Last November, GCX announced the expansion and upgrade of its Global Network across Australia and New Zealand with four new Points of Presence (PoPs) in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland, providing enhanced coverage and increased diversity to address the growing demand for premium global connectivity in the region.
One of the key endeavors at GCX over the past year has been the unification of the company’s network assets into a coherent platform that can be provisioned and controlled from a single source. This is part of a strategic realignment of capabilities to support cloud networking requirements, including self-provisioning of network resources and bandwidth-on-demand.
On the heels of network expansion, GCX’s delivery of its Cloud X platform in Sydney, will enable Enterprise customers across Australia to have on-net access to leading public cloud platforms including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Softlayer, Google, Rackspace, VMWare and more than 20 others worldwide, as well as software services like Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Work.
About Global Cloud Xchange
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offer extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.