Pacnet’s Enabled Network [PEN] developed with Vello Systems is going live in the US with the network as a service [NaaS] offering following up its beta launch in the Asia Pacific [APAC] region late last year.
PEN caters to both carriers and enterprises and uses Vello’s Connectivity Exchange that is based on the VellOS 7.0 Linux software platform and offers on demand network bandwidth whenever required.
“Pacnet leverages Vello Systems software to enable our network to offer highly differentiated cloud provisioning services to customers on demand, in minutes,” said Jim Fagan, president of Managed Services at Pacnet. “As a result, PEN has received so much interest in Asian markets that we have now elected to expand the offering to the US market as well.”
The product lets enterprises customise and configure networks based on performance and quality of service requirements with a dynamic pricing policy and various service level agreements [SLAs].
It also enables IT managers to create a virtual data centre that covers the entirety of the APAC market as well as across the Pacific Ocean to the US.
“By dynamically matching networking resources to the business values of customers, PEN represents the future of the data center and the Cloud,” said Karl May, chief executive officer of Vello Systems. “This is the first large-scale next-gen application delivery platform based completely on open-standards-based software, making it extremely disruptive in terms of both today’s business models and technology.”
Vello has developed the platform in conjunction with OpenStack company Mirantis and the VellOS Connectivity Exchange allows Pacnet to monetise and fully realise the potential of its WAN links between countries and data centres associated with tiered SLAs.
When the original solution was unveiled Pacnet also stated that the NaaS platform would offer its customers “unprecedented automated service initiation, reconfiguration and monitoring options.”