EdgeConneX® has announced that NetFoundry will deploy its software-defined network-based (SDN) elastic interconnection services in Edge Data Centers® across its global footprint. With NetFoundry, EdgeConneX continues to extend its Edge ecosystem of key cloud and IoT enablement platforms providing enterprise customers with scalable, private and direct connections to the world’s most popular cloud and IoT service providers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and more.

Cloud adoption by enterprises and SMBs continues at an ever increasing pace. According to Rightscale’s 2018 State of the Cloud Report, over 95% of enterprises use cloud and over 80% have a multi-cloud strategy. However, security to the cloud continues to be a challenge for over 75% of enterprises, along with cloud related spend. Meanwhile, Cisco’s latest Global Cloud Index predicts that by 2021 more than 95% of data center traffic will be to and from the cloud. Addressing all these challenges means a new networking solution is required to better enable secure, cost effective, high performing access to multiple cloud providers globally.

By collaborating with next-generation application-specific connectivity enablers like NetFoundry, EdgeConneX helps enterprises maximize the benefits, while at the same time minimize the impediments and concerns of using the cloud. With private, dedicated access to leading cloud providers from EdgeConneX data centers via the NetFoundry platform, customers have the peace of mind of an economical, flexible and high-performance networking solution.

“By deploying NetFoundry’s platform throughout EdgeConneX’s global Edge Data Centers, we are helping bring a better cloud locally to enterprises,” explains Phillip Marangella, chief marketing officer, EdgeConneX. “Whether it’s cloud, IoT, or SaaS applications, proximity increasingly matters for both service providers and end users, so having NetFoundry’s solution available at the Edge will benefit both.”

“It’s important for enterprises to have readily available access to cloud service providers,” adds Galeal Zino, CEO of NetFoundry. “NetFoundry’s collaboration with EdgeConneX is a major milestone toward enhanced connectivity at the Edge of the network, bringing direct cloud access where it’s needed most. Our software-only, global platform drives cloud adoption throughout the enterprise community with unmatched agility and simplicity. We look forward to providing EdgeConneX customers the necessary means to achieve instant, fast, and reliable connectivity to mission-critical cloud services.”

The first market that NetFoundry service will be available is in Portland. Further expansion across the EdgeConneX data center network of Edge Data Centers™ is planned for later in the year and in 2019.