Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO & Co-founder
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) fundamentally changes what is possible in enterprise networks. As enterprises transform their approach to ICT to match the needs of Cloud, they need networks that can match the pace of change and enable innovation rather than inhibit it.
The challenge for most enterprises is that the legacy approach to networking no longer matches their needs or expectations. They need to deliver for hyper-sensitive end-users and rapidly changing enterprise environments. It is no longer enough to just connect A to B with ‘Best Effort’ connectivity. Enterprises need connectivity that is elastic, scalable and on-demand.
SDN gives enterprises an elastic networking environment that mirrors the flexibility and scalability of the leading Cloud Service Providers Platforms. It frees the enterprise to grow and change with a networking model that isn’t locking them in for years at a time. It is built to adapt and change with enterprises’ needs.
Epsilon, a global communications Service Provider and leader in Cloud-centric networking, has integrated SDN into its Infiny by Epsilon on-demand connectivity platform and is making networking as simple and easy to manage as any other Cloud-based application or service. It enables its Service Provider partners to connect Voice calls, Internet and content traffic, business applications, and Cloud computing services around the world.
“SDN is the future of enterprise networking. Enterprises need to ask their Service Providers if they can connect apps and services on-demand to really enable agility. Whether it is turning up new enterprise locations globally or connecting hybrid clouds, service providers need to deliver networking that is fluid, elastic, and intelligent. Otherwise, they are a barrier to innovation and transformation,” says Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO & Co-founder, Epsilon.
In 2017, Epsilon launched its Infiny by Epsilon on-demand connectivity platform, enabling its partners to instantly access an ecosystem of Network Operators, Internet Exchanges and world-leading Cloud Service Providers. It’s a comprehensive platform for procuring and managing on-demand Data and Voice networking services. By leveraging on Infiny, Service Providers are able to offer Direct Internet Access, on-demand Ethernet, Cloud Access and SIP Trunking to their enterprise customers.
Epsilon has deployed dedicated, cost-effective, intuitive, on-demand private networks that mimic the capabilities of public connectivity infrastructures
"We’ve taken our core set of services and made them available via a simple and powerful platform that allows our Service Provider partners to customise their networks to meet growing enterprise demands. We’re using SDN to support new levels of adaptability and scalability in enterprise networks. We want enterprises to have the freedom to grow and turn-up service as and when needed. Networking should never be a barrier to enterprise innovation," says Szlosarek.
Epsilon has also been growing its relationships with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) to support its SDN efforts. As a globally-recognised stamp of approval, the MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) certification supports the growth of automation across global networking with a standards-based approach. It takes a long-term approach to solving challenges in automation and interworking and supports SDN providers as they roll out new API integrations.
As SDN demand grows globally, Epsilon is opening its APIs to partners and providing seamless interworking to offer on-demand connectivity on partner networks. Integrated APIs enable automation and programmability to go beyond traditional SDN islands and enable multiple Network Service Providers to offer a cohesive service across each other’s infrastructure.
Infiny users can self-provision on-demand connectivity across different networks seamlessly.
“The key for enterprises is to demand more from their Service Providers. Don’t let legacy networking hold your business back. As you transform your ICT functions, make sure you have the support of Service Providers that can move as fast as the Cloud,” says Szlosarek.