Reliance Communications & Global Cloud Xchange Launch Global Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD WAN) Solution for Enterprises

Delhi - 24 August 2016

Cloud X WAN, an India-first, from Reliance/GCX delivers enhanced MPLS class VPN connectivity for Enterprises, featuring low cost, Cloud-based, secure routing across the world’s largest subsea cable infrastructure. 

Reliance Communications (RCOM) and its subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) today launched the latest addition to its Cloud X portfolio. Cloud X WAN is the first “Make in India” Cloud-centric network platform designed to help overcome many of the challenges facing today’s global enterprise networks.

As digital innovation continues to push the Wide Area Network (WAN) boundaries globally, CIOs are forced to look for ways they can do more with less, especially as IT budgets across market segments have generally remained flat.

“In today’s market, it is evident that SD WAN is rapidly gaining momentum as it offers an innovative way to adapt traditional WANs to Cloud services,” said Bill Barney, CEO, RCOM (Enterprise) and GCX. “Cloud X WAN, was developed to address the market, offering an affordable solution which embraces flexibility, scalability and enhanced security.”

RCOM/GCX’s Cloud X WAN will provide cloud-based managed services globally across the company’s proprietary CLOUD X platform; a leading edge Cloud ecosystem and multi-service orchestration platform implemented in key hubs along GCX’s Global subsea network infrastructure.

“Cloud X WAN is an evolution of GCX’s existing hybrid WAN service which already connects more than 20,000 locations to a global MPLS network via the Internet. A simple SD WAN router will form the basic building block, carrying out instructions from a centralized SD WAN controller. This device will perform key routing functions and other virtualized network services as selected in real-time in a portal by the customer” said Braham Singh, SVP, Product Management, RCOM (Enterprise) and GCX.

Through Cloud X WAN, enterprises will be able to subscribe to network services on a “pay as you go” basis meaning their network infrastructure can be as agile as the Cloud services it connects into.

Cloud X WAN’s centralized SD WAN architecture provides managed MPLS and SD WAN services as well as Virtualized Network Functions such as Virtual CPE & VPN, Virtual Firewall & Security, Virtual WAN Optimization and Storage as a Service across the GCX network.

Reliance Communications Limited, founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002), is the flagship company of the Reliance Group. Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider, with a customer base of above 118 million including over 2.6 million individual overseas retail customers. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes over 39,000 Indian and multinational corporations including small and medium enterprises and over 290 global, regional and domestic carriers. Its subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies across the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone and significant data center footprint across India. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.

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