Epsilon: APIs: Unlocking the Power of Software- Defined Networking

Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO
Technology has changed everything from the way services are being consumed to how people connect with one another. In the rapidly digitalizing world, the network must constantly evolve to become an enabler of digital transformation while meeting the ever-rising demand for bandwidth.

However, the traditional networking model is not built with the agility required for next-generation services and applications. Rigid structures coupled with complex and manual workflows are putting a limit to what the network should be. The intrinsic need for elastic, fluid and programmable connectivity gave rise to Software-Defined Networking (SDN), an orchestrated service offering that removes the barriers associated with legacy processes of provisioning connectivity.

The award-winning Infiny by Epsilon SDN platform has transformed the wholesale landscape. It replaces the legacy commercial networking model with a simple and powerful platform-driven approach to procuring and managing connectivity. “Infiny enables service providers to keep pace with enterprise and consumer demands that have been driven by the adoption of innovative applications and technologies,” says Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO , Epsilon. It provides users with a suite of on-demand, high-performance connectivity services; giving them the flexibility, scalability, and quality to rapidly connect and optimize their customer’s applications and services.

As SDN adoption continues to grow, a new approach is needed to provide users with a seamless experience across the various network infrastructures, no matter the provider. It is about putting the power of choice into the hands of the users, giving them the ability to connect globally from anywhere, at any time and on any platform. “The real challenge lies in interconnecting multiple SDN platforms though cross-carrier automation to enable seamless access to each other’s network infrastructure and services,” remarks Szlosarek.

Epsilon is creating an entire approach to support the future of SDN that is hyper-connected, hyper-scalable and driven by Application Programming Interface (API). Through APIs, partners can integrate their network with Epsilon’s network fabric to enable orchestrated access to each other’s Cloud, Data Centers, Internet Exchanges (IX) and partner ecosystem.


Epsilon is creating an entire approach to support the future of SDN that is hyper-connected, hyper-scalable and driven by Application Programming Interface (API)


This gives Epsilon customers and partners friction-free access to end-to-end global connectivity beyond their backbone reach, all available through a single self-service user interface.

Epsilon’s recent partnership with DCConnect, a leading Chinese on-demand connectivity provider, demonstrates the possibility of delivering two-way cross-carrier SDN network orchestration in the real world. Infiny users can now instantly connect to DCConnect’s unique China-wide SDN network, providing extended access to more than 90 Chinese Data Centers and interconnect to Cloud Service Providers within the region. Conversely, DCConnect’s customers can use the SD-Cloud Express platform for seamless access to Epsilon’s global network fabric. It enables them to interconnect with Epsilon’s network of more than 600 Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers and IXs whilst facilitating access to over 100 Points of Presence (PoP) globally across Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East and North America.

Epsilon’s cross-carrier automation strategy is redefining the accessibility to the infrastructure of the world’s largest networks, offering a seamless and agile networking model that mirrors the services it is built to support. They are changing what’s possible in the wholesale market by using APIs and taking real steps towards the advancement of networking APIs to enable the automation of the entire lifecycle for connectivity services. “This does benefit not only their customers but also the entire ecosystem of partners who embrace interconnection through APIs,” concludes Szlosarek.

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Epsilon Extends Remote Peering to South Africa with NAPAfrica

Singapore - “ Epsilon, a global connectivity and communications service provider, has partnered with NAPAfrica to deliver peering at the largest internet exchange (IX) on the African continent. This marks Epsilons first IX partnership in Africa, having established relationships with global peering exchanges including AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX.

Enabled on its software-defined networking (SDN) platform Infiny, customers of Epsilon can access NAPAfrica directly via the Remote Peering service, without a physical presence at the internet exchange points (IXPs) located in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The NAPAfrica IXP enables peering with over 430 unique networks (ASNs) across 20 countries in the southern African region.

Africa represents a massive opportunity for businesses looking to penetrate a fast-growing market with enormous potential for digitalisation. Our partnership with NAPAfrica enables us to deliver on-demand access to key internet hubs in sub-Saharan Africa which will allow businesses to peer efficiently with local and regional partners, said Mark Daley, Director of Digital Strategy and Business Development at Epsilon. NAPAfrica is an excellent addition to our global network fabric as we grow our remote peering capabilities. Were excited to be working with NAPAfrica and bringing our customers into the peering community within Africa.

In March 2020, NAPAfrica reached 1Tbps of peak traffic “ a 1884x growth from its first recorded traffic of 532Mbps in 2012. Africa has experienced the fastest international internet bandwidth growth compared to any market in the world between 2015 and 2019 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45%, according to TeleGeography.

Our partnership with Epsilon will enable more organisations across the globe to peer directly with their customers and partners in Africa. With Epsilons global reach, we see this as a great opportunity to add value to our existing partners and increase the number of peering options for our community, said Andrew Owens, Technical Lead at NAPAfrica. This partnership is another milestone for NAPAfrica as we establish ourselves as the internet hub for sub-Saharan Africa. We look forward to working with Epsilon to grow our peering community and accelerate our contribution to the internet ecosystem across the region.

Epsilon Extends Remote Peering to South Africa with NAPAfrica

Singapore - Epsilon, a global connectivity and communications service provider, has partnered with NAPAfrica to deliver peering at the largest internet exchange (IX) on the African continent. This marks Epsilons first IX partnership in Africa, having established relationships with global peering exchanges including AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX.

Enabled on its software-defined networking (SDN) platform Infiny, customers of Epsilon can access NAPAfrica directly via the Remote Peering service, without a physical presence at the internet exchange points (IXPs) located in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The NAPAfrica IXP enables peering with over 430 unique networks (ASNs) across 20 countries in the southern African region.

Africa represents a massive opportunity for businesses looking to penetrate a fast-growing market with enormous potential for digitalisation. Our partnership with NAPAfrica enables us to deliver on-demand access to key internet hubs in sub-Saharan Africa which will allow businesses to peer efficiently with local and regional partners, said Mark Daley, Director of Digital Strategy and Business Development at Epsilon. NAPAfrica is an excellent addition to our global network fabric as we grow our remote peering capabilities. Were excited to be working with NAPAfrica and bringing our customers into the peering community within Africa.

In March 2020, NAPAfrica reached 1Tbps of peak traffic “ a 1884x growth from its first recorded traffic of 532Mbps in 2012. Africa has experienced the fastest international internet bandwidth growth compared to any market in the world between 2015 and 2019 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45%, according to TeleGeography.

Our partnership with Epsilon will enable more organisations across the globe to peer directly with their customers and partners in Africa. With Epsilons global reach, we see this as a great opportunity to add value to our existing partners and increase the number of peering options for our community, said Andrew Owens, Technical Lead at NAPAfrica. This partnership is another milestone for NAPAfrica as we establish ourselves as the internet hub for sub-Saharan Africa. We look forward to working with Epsilon to grow our peering community and accelerate our contribution to the internet ecosystem across the region.

maincubes Enters Strategic Partnership with Epsilon to Service Growing Digital Needs of its Customers

Singapore - Fast-growing European data centre operator maincubes has entered a new partnership with Epsilon, a global connectivity and communications service provider, to deploy Infiny by Epsilon at its data centres in Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

The partnership enables maincubes to harness Epsilons software-defined networking (SDN) platform to directly access its global network fabric. It can now deliver secure, on-demand connections to world-leading cloud service providers, internet exchanges and interconnected data centres, as well as a network of service providers.

Cloud and interconnection demands are driving new growth in the data centre market. Our partnership with maincubes will enable more European businesses to accelerate their hybrid cloud strategy by combining secure, highly available data centres with a suite of global connectivity solutions, said Lee Myall, Chief Commercial Officer at Epsilon. Infiny will bring more connectivity options and add value for maincubes customers as we continue to grow our interconnect ecosystem.

Infiny gives maincubes the ability to deliver automated, on-demand connectivity with flexible and scalable bandwidth options to its European customer base. Under the brand secureexchange®, maincubes customers can deploy dedicated, private connections to the cloud and interconnect with over 220 data centres globally from its Frankfurt and Amsterdam facilities. maincubes has invested considerably in the IT installation of the platform, thus a redundant connection and 99.9% availability can be guaranteed.

According to Structure Research, the global data centre colocation and interconnection (DCI) market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10% between 2019 and 2024.

Epsilon enables us to support more of our customers interconnection needs as they grow, transform and deploy new software and services. The addition of SDN to our portfolio means that customers can easily access data centre and networking solutions from a single provider, said Oliver Menzel, CEO at maincubes. We chose Infiny by Epsilon for its intuitive platform, but also the companys proven expertise in networking. They make it easy to procure, deploy and manage global connectivity without adding complexity to our operations.

maincubes currently operates carrier-neutral data centres in Frankfurt (FRA01) and Amsterdam (AMS01) with plans to build its third data centre (FRA02) in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main area.

Epsilon Partners with BCX to Provide Global Data Centre Interconnection for African Enterprises

Johannesburg - Epsilon, a global connectivity and communications service provider, has partnered with Business Connexion (BCX), one of South Africas leading technology companies, to deliver high performance data centre interconnection (DCI) services for African enterprises. BCX uses Epsilons Network as a Service (NaaS) platform Infiny for seamless global connectivity and managing network services from a single portal.

The partnership will enable BCXs enterprise customers across South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Zambia and Tanzania to connect to data centres across the globe seamlessly. BCX has offices in six African countries. It delivers its managed services offering to customers across the financial, retail, mining, manufacturing, healthcare and government sectors.

It is great to expand our relationship with BCX and support its business growth with Infiny. It is an opportunity to serve new and growing demand for global connectivity across Africa, said Michel Robert, Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon. BCX can rapidly spin-up connections to multiple data centres across continents from a single portal. This also gives their customers the ability to interconnect cloud services and other networks on our network fabric. It is an exciting time to be connecting African businesses and were proud to deliver new global reach on-demand.

With Epsilons DCI solution, BCX can connect between its presence at Johannesburg and data centres in Europe, a key market outside of Africa. On top of this, BCX has access to Epsilons extensive network fabric of 220+ data centres and an ecosystem of cloud providers, internet exchanges and other networks globally. Using a NaaS model, it is simple for BCX to scale their services up or down according to customer demand and business needs.

Deploying Infiny gives our customers immediate access to data centres located in key technology and business hubs around the world. Our customers can connect and grow their global presence with on-demand network infrastructure. Infiny has given us the agility in serving our customers needs while offering new levels of resilience in our network that has direct impact on our enterprise customers services, said Mervyn Goliath, Managing Executive, Data Networks at BCX. We look forward to fully automating our network services with Infiny and benefitting from new levels of performance and visibility.

Epsilons DCI solution is offered through Infiny. The platform also offers a range of MEF-certified ethernet services, such as Cloud Connect and Remote Peering, with flexible terms and scalable bandwidth options.

Company
Epsilon

Headquarters
Singapore

Management
Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO

Description
Offers a smart network utility that combines on-demand infrastructure, automation, web-based portals and APIs to give friction-free access to global connectivity resolving complex networking demands

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