Thursday, 16 July 2015 06:52

NextDC launches Axon virtual exchange


Date centre operator NextDC has announced Axon Systems, which it describes as ‘an advanced switching platform providing Connectivity-as-a-Service’.

Axon’s initial service will be AXONVX, which will provide “enterprise and government impartial, diversified access to participating carriers and cloud providers across the region, on demand.”

NextDC CEO Craig Scroggie says AXONVX is Australia’s first neutral virtual exchange. “It will provide secure, elastic connections via a dynamic, high-speed switching fabric. AXONVX’s on demand elastic connectivity allows end-users and solution providers to radically simplify the process for bonding multiple networks and cloud services.

“Elastic virtual connections are critical to supporting consumption-based connectivity for our customers and partners. AXONVX offers users the choice of logging into the AXONVX portal to select and enable their virtual connections, or utilising APIs to seamlessly integrate Connectivity-as-a-Service into their own systems for rapid orchestration.”

Scroggie quoted a number of statistics to indicate the growth rate in the sorts of services that AVONVX supports:

  • Traffic between data centres is growing faster than either traffic to end users or traffic within the data centre. By 2018, traffic between data centres will account for 8.5% of total data centre traffic, up nearly 2% from 2013, while traffic within data centres will continue to account for around 75% of all data centre traffic. Cisco Global Cloud Index (2013-2018).
  • The global data centre interconnect market is projected to grow at 10.5% CAGR in the 2014-2019 period to more than $4.2 billion in 2019. Ovum press release, ‘Ovum says Data Centre Interconnect a booming market for suppliers’.
  • Between 2013-2018 data centre traffic on a global scale will nearly triple, with a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23%. Cisco Global Cloud Index (2013-2018).
  • In 2013 cloud accounted for 54% of total data centre traffic, but by 2018 it will account for 76%, with a 32% CAGR or nearly four-fold growth. Cisco Global Cloud Index (2013-2018).

“AXONVX is accelerating the development of the digital economy, enabling our partners to create elastic connections between customers and suppliers with unprecedented speed and flexibility,” said Scroggie. “This new, efficient model will advance the development of hybrid cloud solutions, directly benefitting customers through greater commercial flexibility combined with a multiplicity of on-demand service providers.”

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