Reliance Communications firm launches Cloud X in Sydney

Global Cloud Xchange CEO Bill Barney
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of telecom network operator Reliance Communications, today announced the launch of Cloud X in Sydney.

Cloud X platform delivers applications and content across the company’s global fiber optic network, said Reliance Communications.

Bill Barney, chief executive officer of Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange, said: “The Network must now undergo a profound transformation, from a static entity, to a dynamic, intelligent, application-aware fabric that can support multiple traffic requirements, diverse geographies and flexible pricing models.”

In November, GCX announced the expansion and upgrade of its Global Network across Australia and New Zealand with four new Points of Presence (PoPs) in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland.

GCX’s delivery of its Cloud X platform in Sydney will enable enterprise customers across Australia to have on-net access to public cloud platforms including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Softlayer, Google, Rackspace, VMWare and more than 20 others worldwide, as well as software services like Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Work.

Global Cloud Xchange owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone.

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