Edge networking and network service providers PacketFabric and Unitas Global announced a strategic alliance agreement to integrate their network platforms, combine their services, and create expansion opportunities to help enterprises meet their connectivity needs.
As part of the partnership, the two companies will reinforce their network bandwidth capacity, extend software-defined networking (SDN) to the network edge, and add new cloud access points. They also plan for extensive platform integration and to expand and overlay points of presence (PoP) to the other’s locations to widen their market reach. With network interconnections at over 100 shared PoPs around the world, the two companies say it will drive further platform integration, simplify on-demand connectivity to cloud infrastructures, and optimize data movement.
The agreement will have Unitas Global direct demand from enterprises at PacketFabric’s middle mile and cloud connectivity services with Unitas Nexus, an automated design and pricing platform. PacketFabric will enlarge its customer connectivity options via its on-demand portal with the Unitas Reach connectivity services that include last-mile access to over 50 million enterprise locations and high-performance internet service.
Altogether, the two platforms will offer a network-as-a-service with PacketFabric’s NaaS platform, self-service portal, and REST API, while Unitas will add its Reach global software defined network and Nexus software platform.
Patrick Shutt, CEO of Unitas Global, says, “The expanded interconnection of our networks and platform technologies with PacketFabric further extends the edge of software-defined services out to the enterprise, creating an unmatched edge to everywhere offering to support customers globally.”
In April, Unitas Global’s connectivity business was acquired by Digital Alpha Partners to continue its goal of expanding complex connectivity solutions globally. Digital Alpha invested in PacketFabric in 2019.
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