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Cologix Announces SDN Connectivity Platform

Cologix announced a new platform to ease enterprise software-defined networking (SDN) connectivity to the cloud.

The Denver-based firm, a network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge datacenter specialist, calls the upcoming service Cologix Access Marketplace, described as a self-serve SDN tool that furthers its on-demand, direct cloud access offerings.

It's designed to provide customers with a real-time connection onramp to cloud platforms, leveraging existing cloud connectivity services: Direct Connect for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud; and ExpressRoute for the Microsoft Azure cloud.

"Within existing Cologix owned interconnection hubs, customers can now customize secure connectivity to one or multiple clouds in minutes from an automated self-serve portal," the company said in a statement.

The new initiative -- expected to be rolled out "soon" according to the April 25 announcement -- enlists Blue Planet as a partner.

"To allow enterprise customers a seamless connection to multiple clouds, Ciena's Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration helps Cologix orchestrate and automate their new cloud service offerings and ultimately deliver a seamless and consistent end user experience," Cologix said. "By leveraging Blue Planet, Cologix helps enterprise customers increase their service agility and business velocity by eliminating their reliance on manual cloud connect processes."

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