July 28, 2020 – PCCW Global today announced that its Console Connect Software-Defined Interconnection® (SDI®) platform is now available in many more data centres via an extended collaboration with Global Switch, a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale carrier and cloud neutral data centres in Europe and Asia Pacific.
Global Switch owns and operates 13 data centres centrally located in Tier 1 cities, offering a total of 390,000 sq. m. of highly resilient technical space and hosting some of the world’s largest cloud providers, hyperscalers and enterprise customers. The company works with all industry verticals and segments and provides tailored solutions to meet each customer’s specific needs, whilst also ensuring the availability of a wide range of high-performance interconnect solutions from leading players such as Console Connect.
Following the highly successful launch of Console Connect in Global Switch’s Singapore Tai Seng data centre in 2019, the platform has now been extended to all Global Switch locations and is immediately available. The collaboration gives Console Connect users an extensive choice of on-net data centres and cloud access points in Europe’s largest and most interconnected data centre hubs - London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. It also brings the Console Connect platform to Global Switch Madrid, one of the most important gateways to Latin America, as well as other major European markets.
In Asia Pacific, Console Connect is available at the Global Switch data centres in Sydney and Hong Kong, in addition to the pre-existing facility in Singapore’s Tai Seng data centre.
Mr. Michael Glynn, Vice President of Digital Automated Innovation, PCCW Global, said, “We are delighted to extend our collaboration with Global Switch by bringing the Console Connect platform into all of its data centres worldwide. The addition of eight on-net data centres in Europe forms part of a major expansion plan for the platform across the region, while the new facilities in Sydney and Hong Kong further consolidates our position as a market leader for on-demand fabric in Asia Pacific.”
The Console Connect network-as-a-service platform is fully integrated with the world’s leading cloud, SaaS, IoT and IX providers, including Google Cloud, AWS, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba, Tencent and NAVER Cloud. The automated Console Connect fabric is underpinned by PCCW Global’s leading IP backbone and one of the largest MPLS networks in the world, spanning more than 3,000 cities and 160 countries.
Global Switch customers will be able to instantly access this ecosystem of clouds, SaaS providers, and network, and seamlessly connect to over 300 data centres worldwide through Console Connect. The platform provides users with the redundancy and flexibility to scale their businesses on demand at any Global Switch data centre, and have access to the PCCW Global physical network, which is separate to the public Internet and offers uncontended and highly redundant core connectivity with multiple diverse paths between countries.
Mr. Paul Selwood, Group Director, Strategic Accounts and Networks, Global Switch, said, “We are extremely excited that the Console Connect platform is available at all of our data centres. Our customers will be able to securely access services from any cloud or SaaS provider, connect to business-critical applications with ease, and scale connections up and down on-demand.”
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About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is a leading international communications service provider, offering the latest mobility, voice and data solutions to multinational enterprises, telecommunications partners, cloud and application service providers. Our truly global coverage combined with local on-the-ground knowledge has helped us build best-in-class global connections linking Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Our network supports a portfolio of integrated communications services including connectivity, applications, and tailored solutions integrated and orchestrated by the Console Connect on-demand digital Software Defined Interconnection ® platform, one of the first global platforms to fully automate switching and routing of all communications for seamless interconnection.
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About Console Connect
Console Connect is PCCW Global’s Software Defined Interconnection ® platform which spans over 40 countries, capitalizing on our low latency, fully-redundant, uncontended global MPLS Network. The Console Connect digital platform allows users to instantly self-provision connectivity between carriers, enterprises, cloud, SaaS, IX, IoT, UCaaS, Security-as-a-service and other network-as-a-service partners in seconds.
About Global Switch
Global Switch is a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale, carrier and cloud neutral, multi-customer data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Founded in 1998, Global Switch has a proven business model, demonstrable track record and is the highest credit rated data centre company in the world with investment grade credit ratings from Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.
Global Switch is a vital and strategic partner for customers that require secure and resilient data centre services with scalable capacity and a high level customer service. The Company's focus is on highly resilient, central, low latency, network dense locations in prime city centre locations and internet hubs close to its customers on the edge of financial and business districts. Global Switch’s data centres operate exclusively in the Tier I markets of Europe and Asia-Pacific to Tier III or higher and currently total around 390,000 sq m (4,200,000 sq ft) of floor space and are occupied by a broad range of customers, global and national, large and small including government organisations, financial institutions, enterprises, global systems integrators, telecommunication carriers, cloud and managed service providers and other hosting businesses. For more information visit: www.globalswitch.com.