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Verizon Software Launches SDI to Enable Private IP Network Connectivity in Minutes

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Verizon Software Launches SDI to Enable Private IP Network Connectivity in Minutes

CEO Insights Team

Verizon Software, a wireless network, launches Software Defined Interconnect (SDI) - a solution that works with Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric). SDI provides organizations with a private IP network direct-connectivity to 115 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers all over the world within minutes.

Bill Long, VP, Interconnection Services, Equinix says, “With Software-Defined Interconnect, a key barrier to digital transformation has been lifted. By allowing enterprises to virtually connect to Verizon’s private IP services using the proven ECX Fabric, SDI makes secure colocation and interconnection easier – and more financially viable – to implement than ever before.”

SDI addresses the challenges associated with connecting the customer networks to colocation data centers. Achieving this through traditional infrastructure requires costly build-outs, long lead times and complex provisioning. The SDI solution leverages an automated API to quickly integrate pre-provisioned Verizon Private IP bandwidth via ECX Fabric. In the process, it eliminates the need for dedicated physical connectivity. The main aim of SDI is to provide a secured colocation and faster interconnection to the customers at a minimal cost.

Vickie Lonker, VP, Product Management & Development, Verizon says, “SDI is an addition to our best-in-class software-defined suite of services that can deliver performance ‘at the edge’ and support real-time interactions for our customers.”
He adds, “Think about how many devices are connected to data centers, the amount of data generated, and then multiply that when 5G becomes ubiquitous. Enabling enterprises to virtually connect to Verizon’s private IP services by coupling our technology with the proven ECX Fabric makes it easy to provision and manage data-intensive network traffic near in real time, lifting a key barrier to digital transformation.”


Verizon’s new Software Defined Interconnect addresses one of the leading issues for organizations by improving colocation access. This offer facilitates a reduction in network and connectivity costs for accessing colocation data centers




Verizon’s private Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network is achieving a high double-digit traffic growth year-over-year. Furthermore, the adoption of colocation services continues to proliferate, as more businesses grapple with complex cloud deployments to achieve greater efficiency, flexibility, and additional functionality in data management.

“Verizon’s new Software Defined Interconnect addresses one of the leading issues for organizations by improving colocation access. This offer facilitates a reduction in network and connectivity costs for accessing colocation data centers, while promoting agility and innovation for enterprises. This represents a competitive advantage for Verizon as it applies SDN technology to improve interconnecting its Private IP MPLS network globally,” says Courtney Munroe, Group Vice President at IDC.