Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has launched its next generation content and cloud delivery network in Sydney, as part of the company's expansion and Global Network upgrade across Australia and New Zealand .
Cloud X is an enterprise-class platform that delivers applications and content across the company’s privately owned global fibre-optic network. According to GCX, Cloud X is designed to deliver infrastructure provisioning and deploy complex multi-tiered enterprise applications directly on to enterprise networks in shorter times. Furthermore, the Cloud X platform supports network transparency.
“Cloud X is changing the paradigm of cloud computing,” says Bill Barney, GCX chief executive officer Reliance Communications (Enterprise).
“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," he says.
“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,” says Dave Pearson, Global Cloud Xchange ANZ managing director.
“Our expansion across key data centres 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," Pearson says.
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 more coverage and increased diversity to aid global connectivity in the region.
One of the key endeavours 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, the company says. 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, GCX says.