vXchnge Uses a Software-Defined Localized Approach to Delivering Colocation Services

By Laura Stotler September 22, 2014

Software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined data centers (SDDCs) are steadily gaining traction in the storage and colocation services markets. The software-defined approach means all elements of data center infrastructure are virtualized, enabling high levels of agility, flexibility and security for service providers and their customers.

vXchnge is a colocation services provider based in Tampa, FL that utilizes the software-defined approach to offer “localized” infrastructure to their service, network, cloud and content provider customers. With seven data centers located strategically throughout the country, the company is able to place customers at the edge of its infrastructure for increased speed and overall efficiency.

“By visualizing all IT elements, software-defined data centers encompass the private, public and hybrid clouds to simplify all IT elements to be delivered as a service,” said Ernest Sampera, senior vice president of sales and marketing at vXchnge. “Data centers that are extended as a software platform are the next-generation in cloud computing.”

Sampera added that most of the company’s customers are interested in new technologies, high levels of operational and service support and the ability to scale services as needed. The bottom line is that the company’s SDDC approach enables customers to grow their businesses rapidly while maintaining a lower overall cost of operations.

“By helping our customers streamline management processes, businesses have access to flexible billing management, simplifying the ability to scale and react to market changes,” said Sampera. “By providing enterprises the ability to scale and meet their increased transactional demands, next-gen data center providers can meet the capacity demands of new and future cloud computing and big data applications.”

He explained that vXchnge utilizes unique cooling and power techniques that enable its service provider customers to stack more cabinets on top of each other. This uses up real estate more efficiently and lets the company’s customer base grow up rather than expanding out, which benefits vXchnge and its clients.

The company broke ground on its latest data center in Philadelphia in July, which is slated to open next year. vXchnge also plans to expand to 15 additional markets throughout the U.S. to support its localized vision of bringing customers to “the edge” of infrastructure.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

NFVZone Contributing Editor

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