Arrcus MCN solution now part of CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange®
Arrcus, a hyperscale networking software company, today announced that CoreSite deployed its MCN solution to help enable CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange® (OCX) [1.]
Note 1. Open Cloud Exchange® is an enterprise network services solution that enables customers to deploy high-performance hybrid architectures in a quick, secure, and economical way. CoreSite is leveraging the Arrcus Multi-Cloud Networking (MCN) solution to extend its software-defined networking platform through automating additional provisioning functionality within AWS and Microsoft® Azure Cloud and direct cloud-to-cloud communication capabilities on CoreSite’s fully managed virtual routers.
CoreSite together with Arrcus’ ACE MCN enables enterprises to do the following:
- Rapidly scale and deploy new applications across multiple U.S. markets using inter-market connectivity
- Improve network performance and security with guaranteed private network isolation, throughput and lower latency compared to public internet connections
- Increase speed to market and gain greater control and optionality
- Recoup expensive cloud egress fees and redirect funds and internal resources to other business priorities
“Arrcus is delighted to have been selected by CoreSite for their OCX platform. Enterprises are looking for a seamless and secure hybrid cloud connectivity solution with the flexibility to rapidly scale up or down,” said Shekar Ayyar, CEO and chairman at Arrcus. “The ACE MCN solution differentiated by our unique strength in routing is providing the OCX with secure hyper-scale performance, quicker time to market, and improved economics, giving their customers a competitive edge.”
The Arrcus ACE MCN solution enables highly available connectivity for workloads and data with hyperscale performance and security across any cloud, any region, and any site. Solution consists of ArcEdge – secure data plane software that leverages unique virtual routing capabilities with ArcOS and ArcOrchestrator for cloud-native orchestration that dramatically automates and shortens multi-cloud networking setup time from days to hours.
The programmability and flexibility of the Arrcus solution enable CoreSite to provision virtual routing services for customers in a matter of minutes, dramatically increasing agility and efficiency. Rapid and secure cloud connectivity is critical for businesses to succeed in today’s digital economy. The Arrcus solution enables CoreSite to provide integrated security and orchestration to gain greater control and increased speed to market. This results in their customers’ ability to recoup expensive cloud egress fees and redirect funds and internal resources to other business priorities.
“We leverage Arrcus’ virtual routers in the CoreSite OCX to help enable our customers to quickly expand market reach and gain a competitive edge while lowering TCO,” said Brian Warren, Senior Vice President, Development and Product Engineering at CoreSite. “With just a few clicks in MyCoreSite, our service delivery platform, customers can quickly establish direct and secure virtual connections to multiple service providers and to the public cloud for rapid, automated provisioning.”
The recent Gartner® report that recognizes Arrcus MCN recommends, “Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for cloud and edge infrastructure should improve networking inside the public cloud by deploying MCNS when advanced networking features and/or a consistent network operations model across multiple public cloud environments is required. Optimize investments in MCNS by choosing lightweight, “cloud-fluent” products that are offered with robust and well-documented APIs, and allow trials before purchase.
Arrcus ACE software is also available on the CoreSite Marketplace.
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Shekar Ayyar, chairman and CEO of Arrcus, sees a lot of upside for telcos wanting to create new network services. His optimism is rooted in the changes he sees in network infrastructure and a new kind of convergence between enterprise and service provider networks.
His company, Arrcus, is a networking software company that provides core-to-edge network and transport infrastructure (all the routing and switching, with analytics and other services). In our conversation, recorded last month at MWC Las Vegas, Ayyar outlines three areas where telcos can take advantage of new technologies and converging networks to set themselves apart from cloud providers and software-as-a-service specialists.
Ayyar spotlights edge computing and network security as two areas where network operators can make a difference. He also discusses SRv6 (Segment Routing Version 6) as a new development that simplifies routing and gives network operators more policy control over traffic.
He said SRv6 could give network operators the ability to deliver services across converged IP and mobile networks with the same policies in place throughout. It “enables the mobile network to come closer to the IP network and make it more programmable, like the IP network,” Ayyar explains. Because of how the technology is implemented, Ayyar said SRv6 could excite enterprise application developers to build high-value services for telco networks in a way that wasn’t possible before.
Enterprise developers build applications for specific cloud providers but rarely for mobile networks, which are treated as a separate piece of the infrastructure. SRv6 could change that.
“This sort of innovation is now going to open up that marketplace, I would say, for people to jump in and build applications and network functions and then consume that from the enterprise,” Ayyar said.