DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sanctum Networks Ltd, a leading provider of SDN product solutions, today announced a formal partnership with UK-based data centre specialist consultant and development firm 5NINES Global. The two companies have joined forces to deliver the regions first SDN-enabled, carrier-neutral test facility in the 5NINES’ new data centres in Coleraine and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
This announcement will see one of the first SDN Data Centre deployments in Europe which will be made available to companies across the globe that wish to use the state-of-the-art facility to trial and test SDN in conjunction with their own network products and solutions.
Paul O Callaghan, CEO of Sanctum Networks Ltd said “Software Defined Networking is an exciting and emerging technology, which enables the control of the customer network to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services. 5NINES brings decades of experience in the development, construction, implementation and maintenance via their data centres, providing a robust environment enabling Sanctum Networks SDN product solution to offer companies across the globe, the opportunity to trial the technology, in a live but controlled environment".
"We very much look forward to helping companies better understand the benefits of Sanctum Networks’ SDN offerings by actively demonstrating under real-world conditions how our powerful solutions can completely and effectively simplify the programmability of networks, as well as configuring and deploying network applications across global networks with just a few clicks of a mouse."
Justin Gilbert of 5NINES Global said, “We are delighted to be forming a partnership with Sanctum Networks. Service providers, enterprises, and system integrators from across the world who are looking at SDN, now have the prime opportunity to do so in a state-of-the-art, highly secure; efficient and resilient new build data centre situated adjacent to the Hibernia transatlantic landing station, providing ultra-fast connectivity to the US and Europe. We expect to see demand for access to the new data centre to come from many different sectors. With the high-speed US and European connectivity, coupled with existing infrastructure via the Saturn Ring in Ireland assure companies that this collaboration will produce an optimum environment for companies already involved in or are planning SDN deployments."
Mr. Gilbert also added, "Partnering with Sanctum Networks and getting access to their knowledge, skills and SDN products, enable 5NINES Global to keep up with the demands of our customers operating in this high technological and rapidly changing market sector.”
Construction of the Coleraine facility is due to start in April 2015 however, Sanctum Networks Ltd can make available their SDN product for trial now at their new test lab facility recently opened in their new Dublin headquarters.
About Sanctum Networks: Sanctum Networks Ltd is a leading solutions provider, specialising in the fields of Cloud Computing, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Virtualization. Headquartered in Dublin Ireland, Sanctum Networks also has an R&D facility in Bangalore India and offices in Mountain View, California.
About 5Nines Global: Headquartered in London, 5NINES is a leading global consultant & developer of data centre real estate using Institutional Funding which reduces client risk and ensures the high standards are maintained for the entire life-cycle of the data centre. Their Energy Optimised data centres (EODCTM) are highly efficient, resilient, secure, and provide a true future-proofed alternative to the norm.