The goal of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is to enable cloud and network engineers and administrators to respond quickly to changing business requirements via a centralized control console.  SDN encompasses multiple kinds of network technologies designed to make the network more flexible and agile to support the virtualized server and storage infrastructure of the modern data center.

Connecting major carrier hotels and data centers throughout North America, PacketFabric’s Software-defined Networking (SDN) based network platform is designed to deliver hundreds of Terabits per second of on-demand connectivity across its purpose-built private backbone network. PacketFabric, by leveraging this innovative architecture, allows customers to easily procure and maintain their network services in real-time, while reaching many hundreds of destinations without the need to deploy and manage costly infrastructure, or rely on the public internet. Additionally, PacketFabric, a NantWorks company and a provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services, provides many unique options for usage-based connectivity, allowing customers to pay only for what they use, and eliminating the hassle of long-term contracts and expensive stranded capacity.

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) recently announced the immediate availability of PacketFabric’s SDN-based network platform at 11 strategically located CoreSite data centers throughout North America. CoreSite is a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S. Its customers can now access PacketFabric’s fully automated network platform, enabling users to instantaneously provision terabit-scale connectivity in a direct, private, and secure manner between any locations on the PacketFabric network.

As a part of its national launch, PacketFabric is announcing the availability of its platform in a number of  CoreSite markets, including  Boston (BO1); Los Angeles (One Wilshire (LA1) and LA2); New York (NY1 and NY2); Silicon Valley  (SV1, SV3, SV4, and SV7); and Northern Virginia (VA1 and VA2).

Ben Green, VP Sales, Network and Mobility at CoreSite, commented about the advantages PacketFabric’s SDN-based network platform would bring to its customers in these key markets.

“We’re excited to have PacketFabric providing a next-generation automated network at our facilities in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, New York/New Jersey, Boston, and Northern Virginia,” stated Mr. Green.  “The presence of this innovative platform within our data centers will further enhance our ability to offer CoreSite customers the critical, high-performance connectivity resources they need, in a way that’s both simple and affordable.”

Providing both a web-based portal and advanced Application Program Interface (API), the PacketFabric SDN platform, enables customers to dynamically design and deploy any network configuration on-demand. Offering complete control and visibility into network performance and traffic data, real-time analytics capabilities further extend the platform.

William Charnock, CEO of PacketFabric, had this to say about the announcement.

“PacketFabric has created an innovative next-generation networking platform which incorporates the real-time and on-demand benefits of cloud services, simplifying the process of provisioning and maintaining network infrastructure,” Mr. Charnock stated. “By combining real-time provisioning with terabit-scale performance, our platform will enable CoreSite customers to better interconnect their public and private infrastructures in a cost-effective, secure, and reliable manner.”

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