QTS Realty Trust, a leading provider of hybrid colocation and megascale data center solutions, today announced the availability of QTS Switchboard, one of the industry’s first software-defined networking services enabling QTS customers with self-service provisioning of one-to-many interconnection solutions from a single Ethernet port in as few as 30 seconds.
A key addition to QTS’ Service Delivery Platform (SDP), Switchboard automation simplifies and reduces costs exponentially by eliminating lead time associated with the provisioning of multiple dedicated ports, routers, switches and related maintenance.
Available in 1 and 10 gigabit connection speeds, Switchboard’s self-service, online ordering is available 24/7 via QTS’ SDP and includes the physical cross-connect to enable the service.
QTS Switchboard interconnection solutions include:
- Local – rapid interconnection between customers within QTS data centers
- Metro – easily connect to other QTS data centers in the same metropolitan area
- Carrier – seamlessly connect to thousands of local provider networks
- Long-Haul – a fully meshed network between QTS mega data centers in key U.S. markets
- Cloud – direct, secure connectivity to AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud
Other Switchboard features include a single order, single bill from QTS, minimizing the number of vendors required for connectivity, and Flow Through Automation, an SD-WAN feature controlled via QTS’ SDP that enables customers to secure their connectivity faster.
“Hybrid colocation and cloud solutions now have a rapid and simple interconnection solution that improves performance and significantly lowers costs,” said Jon Greaves, Chief Technology Officer for QTS. “A key addition to our Service Delivery Platform, Switchboard is one of the industry’s first software-defined interconnection solutions and delivers unprecedented value to QTS customers.”
Also read: “Demand for scale and speed delivered at the right economics is opening the door for a new breed of Hyperscale Service Provider being sought by the biggest Internet-based businesses.” – Chris Ortbals, QTS.
In late 2017, QTS introduced the industry’s first software-defined, API-driven Service Delivery Platform that empowers customers to interact with their data and QTS services by providing real-time visibility, access, and dynamic control of critical metrics across hybrid IT environments from a single platform.
In addition, customers gain additional cloud visibility, cost-containment, analytics capabilities via new SDP tools such as CloudCheckr, Power Analytics, Asset Manager, and Online Ordering and are benefiting from greater control, increased security, ease of compliance, and reduced risk.