Australian Systems Integrator Signs On To Pacnet’s SDN for Self-Provisioning of Network Services

The Techno Group, an Australian systems integrator, has signed on to the Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) for running its disaster recovery operation and addressing customers’ network services demands. PEN is a fully automated software-defined network (SDN) that allows The Techno Group to self-provision bandwidth in minutes, based on individual business needs.

pacnetThe Techno Group offers private cloud-based solutions hosted out of data centers in Melbourne and Sydney for clients throughout Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Prior to signing on to Pacnet’s PEN, the Australian systems integrator used a fixed-cost bandwidth connection for its disaster replication requirements but it was only utilized during an actual disaster recovery process, resulting in limited or no activity for lengthy periods of time while still incurring the same fixed bandwidth cost.

With PEN, The Techno Group is now able to provision network services between two locations in minutes via online portal Pacnet Connect – without going through the traditional, long lead, manual provisioning process. The systems integrator has been able to virtually link its data center locations with up to 200 Mbps of bandwidth which is available anytime for its disaster recovery process.

On-demand bandwidth

“Across the region, PEN is enabling customers such as The Techno Group to transform their businesses for the new always-on digital era and reap the benefits of high-performance and cloud-ready networks,” said Nigel Stitt, CEO of Pacnet Australia and New Zealand. “With PEN, Pacnet brings cloud capability down to the network layer, empowering private and public sector organizations with robust, on-demand, scalable bandwidth which produce both an economic and business benefit.”

PEN users are able to create a virtualized cross-connected environment leveraging Pacnet’s wholly-owned network of data centers and extensive submarine cable infrastructure for coverage of business centers across Asia-Pacific. PEN also utilizes OpenFlow, an open-source technology, for high-performance network management, providing connectivity to a hybrid cloud hosting service environment, giving customers the flexibility to choose their cloud vendor.

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