In its industry manifesto titled Enabling Connected Data Communities – originally published in 2021 – Digital Realty outlined its vision: a solutions-based approach and call to action to remove legacy barriers in the interconnect industry and address challenges head-on Gravity of data. The initiative has outlined a new collaborative plan to integrate cross-partner interconnect platforms and build the largest open factory connectivity hubs in the industry.
ServiceFabric Connect, the first connectivity service launched under the new ServiceFabric product family, is the company’s next step in realizing this vision. Developed in-house at Digital Realty, the orchestration platform—available to customers immediately in 61 locations and 32 metro markets spanning North America, Europe and Asia—brings together network and cloud connectivity elements from multiple sources, including those from Digital Realty and its partners, as would instantiate the end-to-end services that clients need to meet their hybrid IT needs and support business goals.
“Since the launch of our strategic partnership in 2016, we are proud to support Digital Realty with on-demand cloud connectivity that aligns with our shared vision of empowering businesses with fast and secure global interconnection,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport.
“We are excited to support the evolution of Digital Realty’s interconnect services with the announcement of ServiceFabricConnect. Being the first partner of ServiceFabric Connect’s integrated ecosystem, we are fully committed to continuing to innovate with digital real estate to provide users with a seamless on-demand interconnect experience,” English asserts.
“We show significant progress on our industry manifesto and reiterate the need to remove legacy barriers in the interconnect industry and address data gravity. We look forward to working with industry participants, especially our strategic connectivity and cloud partners, as we shape our roadmap for a next-generation interconnect fabric that will unlock new opportunities and value for all industries. ServiceFabric will incorporate service provider products in an open and neutral way to enable holistic hybrid IT solutions for our business customers. We will be the industry stewards to drive this change and together we can tackle the gravity of data and build a new era of open, secure and dynamic connected data communities globally,” comments Chris Sharp, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Digital Realty .
“Last July, we announced Zayo’s role in helping launch Digital Realty’s next-generation product, PlatformDIGITAL, and today we’re taking another big step together with the introduction of ServiceFabric Connect, bringing global, secure interconnection to market,” said Steve Smith, CEO by Zayo.
“We look forward to our continued partnership with Digital Realty and our joint efforts to enable customers to safely accelerate their digital transformation and global expansion,” explained Smith.
ServiceFabric supports the many capabilities of Digital Realty PlatformDIGITAL’s global data center platform, an ideal meeting place for enterprises with unparalleled access to several densely populated connected data communities including: 1,500+ enterprises, 1,200+ network service providers and 1,100+ cloud and IT service providers, which helps solve the challenges associated with data gravity.
ServiceFabric Connect addresses customers’ physical and virtual infrastructure needs on a single platform, enabling those same customers to unlock the significant data value currently captured by interconnecting their data islands. With auxiliary connection, companies are empowered to use a single port to connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime through a global platform.
“The launch of this new solution marks the next phase of the company’s roadmap, the evolution of the PlatformDIGITAL global platform, and the next step in a series of complementary coverage, connectivity and service initiatives that Digital Realty provides as part of its broader mission to serve the needs of customers in an increasingly hybrid, data-centric world,” conclude at Digital Realty.