leverage Telstra’s PEN Platform and are designed
to deliver increased flexibility and efficiency.
Exchange aims to help organisations identify and connect their
network circuits on-demand with other PEN customers. Customers
can use an online portal to order virtual network functions
– such as firewalls and routers – on-demand
and based on their preferred vendor.
of our new PEN Exchange is the natural next step in our SDN
strategy and means we now have the unique capability to
dynamically connect network circuits between PEN Exchange
customers, linking different people and business sites easily
and cost effectively," said Jim Clarke, Telstra’s
head of international products and pricing.
also launched the PEN Marketplace, an online portal which
allows customers to order virtual network functions in
real-time from different vendors and for different business
needs. It is designed to help customers manage their
applications virtually and across multiple countries
"Additionally, being able to order virtual applications based
on specific business requirements at specific times, means
customers can also avoid overprovisioning and consequently,
unnecessary costs," said Clarke.
Telstra’s SDN platform is available in 26 PoPs
across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. Telstra began
offering Pacnet’s SDN platform to its customers in
April 2015, having acquired Asia’s largest
privately-owned subsea cable network for $697 million.
announcement highlights the continued efforts from
carriers to get a head start with SDN and NFV. - Read More>>