July 24, 2020 – PCCW Global today announced that its Console Connect Software-Defined Interconnection® (SDI®) platform is now available in many more data centers via an extended collaboration with Global Switch, a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale carrier and cloud neutral data centers in Europe and Asia Pacific.
Global Switch owns and operates 13 data centers 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 center 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 centers and cloud access points in Europe’s largest and most interconnected data center 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 centers in Sydney and Hong Kong, in addition to the pre-existing facility in Singapore’s Tai Seng data center.
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 centers worldwide. The addition of eight on-net data centers 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 centers worldwide through Console Connect. The platform provides users with the redundancy and flexibility to scale their businesses on demand at any Global Switch data center, 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 centers. 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.”