TelstraIt is time for global network architecture to evolve, and by the end of next year, more than 10,000 enterprises across the globe will have deployed Software-defined Networking (SDN) in their networks.

Telstra recently expanded its global PEN platform into the optical layer, providing customers with on-demand network services provisioning up to 100G no matter their location.  Telstra’s extension of SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) capabilities into Layer 1 enables shortened network provisioning cycle times and meets customers’ growing high-bandwidth needs by quickly and cost-effectively delivering virtualized network resources.   The move also allows for automated fault restoration across Telstra’s global Points of Presence (PoPs).

PEN is a service platform that leverages SDN to deliver flexible and scalable bandwidth configurable by customers.  PEN gives customers the ability to customize, configure and monitor network based on their specific performance and quality of service (QoS) needs.  Built on Telstra’s robust global network, PEN is currently available in 25 of the company’s PoPs – located in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the US and the UK – as well as via public Cloud services to bridge hybrid Cloud deployments.

In the future, the leading Australian-based tier one telecommunications and information services company plans to extend this same level of virtualization across its suite of Managed Services offerings.

To learn more about how Telstra is meeting customers’ growing high-bandwidth needs with the PEN platform, read the full release here.

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