Epsilon, a global connectivity and communications service provider, and Business Connexion (BCX), and ICT solutions and services provider from South Africa, have planned to deliver high performance data center interconnection (DCI) services for African enterprises. BCX will use Epsilon’s Network as a Service (NaaS) platform Infiny for seamless global connectivity and managing network services from a single portal.
The partnership would enable BCX’s enterprise customers across South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Zambia and Tanzania to connect to data centers across the globe seamlessly. BCX has offices in six African countries. It delivers its managed services offering to customers across the financial, retail, mining, manufacturing, healthcare and government sectors.
“It is great to expand our relationship with BCX and support its business growth with Infiny. It is an opportunity to serve new and growing demand for global connectivity across Africa,” said Michel Robert, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Epsilon. “BCX can rapidly spin-up connections to multiple data centers across continents from a single portal. This also gives their customers the ability to interconnect cloud services and other networks on our network fabric. It is an exciting time to be connecting African businesses and we’re proud to deliver new global reach on-demand.”
Data Centers in Europe
With Epsilon’s Data Center Interconnect solution, BCX can connect between its presence at Johannesburg and data centers in Europe, a key market outside of Africa. On top of this, BCX has access to Epsilon’s extensive network fabric of 220+ data centers and an ecosystem of cloud providers, Internet exchanges and other networks globally. Using a NaaS model, it is simple for BCX to scale their services up or down according to customer demand and business needs.
“Deploying Infiny gives our customers immediate access to data centers located in key technology and business hubs around the world,” said Mervyn Goliath, Managing Executive, Data Networks at BCX. “Our customers can connect and grow their global presence with on-demand network infrastructure. Infiny has given us the agility in serving our customers’ needs while offering new levels of resilience in our network that has direct impact on our enterprise customers’ services. We look forward to fully automating our network services with Infiny and benefitting from new levels of performance and visibility.”
Epsilon’s DCI solution is offered through Infiny. The platform also offers a range of MEF-certified ethernet services, such as Cloud Connect and Remote Peering, with flexible terms and scalable bandwidth options.
European data center operator maincubes, a fast-growing colocation provider with data centers located in Frankfurt, Germany (FRA01), and Amsterdam, the Netherlands (AMS01), added Epsilon’s software-defined networking platform – Infiny by Epsilon – to its portfolio of connectivity offerings earlier this year.
Epsilon is a cloud-centric global connectivity and communications service provider, connecting to 220 data centers in 39 cities. The company’s SDN platform combines on-demand connectivity, a web-based portal and APIs to give partners “simple and effective” solutions. Headquartered in Singapore, Epsilon also has offices located in London, New York, Dubai and Sofia.