SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--6connect has extended its strategic partnership with Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecommunications provider. 6connect also welcomes Swisscom as an equity investor, joining Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
Swisscom ranks as one of the leading Swiss providers specializing in the integration and operation of complex IT systems, with 6.4 million mobile customers, more than one million Swisscom TV customers, and approximately two million retail broadband connections.
Swisscom’s Strategic Fund invests in state-of-the-art technologies that are of strategic importance to Swisscom from a technological, commercial, or operational point of view. Their aim is to strengthen relationships with innovative suppliers and technology partners.
According to 6connect CEO Aaron Hughes, “We’re pleased to see the continued growth of our relationship with Swisscom as they continue to drive the adoption of new products and services for their customers. Having ProVision be a part of their infrastructure automation strategy at such a large scale is exciting, and also a great validation of how we work with strategic partners.”
Pär Lange, Investment Director at Swisscom Ventures, said, “6connect’s approach to automation addresses quite a few challenges with physical and virtual networks - how to improve the agility of your current network infrastructure without sacrificing reliability and adoption of future network technologies.”
Utilizing ProVision allows Swisscom to decrease the required infrastructure provisioning time and increase the scalability of their API-driven management tools, which are especially crucial for maintaining accurate records of IPv4 and IPv6 address information and related metadata.
Adopting 6connect ProVision was driven by the need to centralize infrastructure provisioning tasks for legacy network components and increase Swisscom’s agility for adoption of SDN/NFV technologies via API-driven workflows.
6connect is a Silicon Valley based global leader in network infrastructure provisioning and automation. Founded in 2009 with a mission to focus on network automation frameworks and tools, 6connect’s unique ProVision platform enables centralized API-driven provisioning of network resources across local and distributed networks, cloud platforms, software defined networks, and data centers. Innovative customers like Zayo, Lightower, Swisscom, Liquid Telecom, Terremark, iNetU, and CyrusOne utilize ProVision to automate and virtualize network provisioning functions across regional and global networks.
To learn more about the company, visit 6connect at: https://www.6connect.com.