26 Feb 2021
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Unitas Global launches purpose-built SDN to deliver access from 'edge to everywhere'

By Catherine Knowles

Unitas Global has launched Unitas Reach, its first purpose-built network designed to deliver cloud access from the edge to everywhere.

According to the company, Unitas Reach is the first global software defined network (SDN) to offer automated ubiquitous edge access to any cloud location.

The purpose-built network connects cloud providers, carrier-neutral data centres, SaaS applications, and edge access networks to form a multi-service global interconnection fabric, the company states.

With its presence on six continents, the solution provides redundant and diverse Internet, IP, Ethernet, and Wave access to distributed applications across any cloud, hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, or private cloud destination.

Strategic interconnections with networks and fibre access providers further extends the network access to the edge, including more than 900 carrier neutral data centres and 30 million enterprise locations in over 85 countries.

Sophisticated automation, monitoring, and orchestration to the edge ensure the interconnect fabric enables flexibility in service creation and scaling capacity as enterprise networking needs change.

Specifically, Unitas' edge to everywhere connectivity solutions offer providers and enterprises with automated:

  • Cloud on-ramps for multi-cloud delivery
  • High performance managed internet
  • Direct connectivity to and between multi-cloud platforms
  • Agile and scalable WAN solutions

The new solution aims to solve the issue enterprises are currently facing whereby networks are a bottleneck to the adoption of new technologies and capabilities.

Unitas Global solves the enterprise challenge by going to market with MSPs, hyperscalers, and data centres, who are able to establish an on-net point of presence with Unitas Reach.

As a result, they can expand network coverage, scale services everywhere, and locate applications as close to customers as possible to improve performance and optimise costs, the company states.

Unitas Global CEO Patrick Shutt says,  "Organisations today need flexible, proven, and secure infrastructure to run their enterprise applications and multi-cloud solutions.

"With Unitas Reach, our clients achieve cost-optimised network connectivity with the agility needed to scale quickly and support the growing demands of applications on network architectures, performance, and costs."

Unitas Global founder and CTO Grant Kirkwood says, "We designed Unitas Reach in response to the dynamic networking requirements that today's businesses require and have yet to experience.

"Providers and enterprises can easily add connectivity to dynamically support their ever changing network strategies, and customise capabilities to their unique set of service delivery, operations, access and configuration requirements."

Unitas Global is a global managed network service provider offering automated ubiquitous edge access to any cloud, everywhere. The company specialises in fully managed multi-cloud environments.

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