Digital Fortress, a privately held U.S. West Coast data center provider delivering carrier-neutral colocation services and managed cloud, has selected Stateless’ Luxon software platform. This Solution Centric Networking (SCN) platform will provide the foundational technology to deliver Layer 3 and above connectivity solutions to Digital Fortress’ customers.
Solution Centric Networking (SCN) is a new way of approaching the design and construction of networks. Stateless’ SCN multi-tenant software would enable service providers to easily define and build a portfolio of services that can be cost-effectively productized and operationalized, all through a single platform.
Digital Fortress is a rapidly growing data center operator that operates six “state-of-the-art” data centers in Washington, Colorado, Illinois and New Jersey. The company will use Stateless’ software platform to add Layer 3 services such as hybrid multi-cloud access, routing and encryption to its physical connectivity services. These network services also include carrier-neutral connections to the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) plus access to numerous other network providers.
“Digital Fortress is committed to providing efficient, high-density colocation facilities backed by industry-leading support and service,” said Timothy Doherty, CEO of Digital Fortress. “Stateless’ technology allows us to augment our current services to provide simple access to hyper-scalers and private clouds, giving our clients the tools they need to maximize the value of being in a Digital Fortress data center.”
Patented Cloud-Native SCN Design
Stateless’ Luxon SCN platform uses a patented cloud-native design to deliver stateless network functions via software micro-services. This unique architecture would allow users to create connections between hyper-scalers, servers, storage and other types of IT resources without using purpose-built and expensive networking appliances. The platform is integrated into existing infrastructure. It would allow users to deploy network functions within seconds using a “simple” user interface.
“We are very excited to have been selected by Digital Fortress to assist in augmenting their already impressive network service portfolio,” said Murad Kablan, CEO of Stateless. “The Stateless SCN platform acts as the glue between enterprises and infrastructure resources and allows customers to take advantage of the innovations in compute and storage that are provided by the cloud.”
“When COVID-19 struck, businesses across the nation found that they needed to rapidly transform and embrace technologies that enabled remote-workers,” said Eric Keller, CTO of Stateless. “These efforts increased demands for the type of carrier-neutral connectivity delivered by colocation providers such as Digital Fortress. As companies continue to recover from the impacts of COVID, we will see the digital transformation trend accelerate as businesses more fully embrace the power of the cloud. Digital Fortress is augmenting their services to help businesses complete this journey.”