Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications has announced that it will be extending its partnership with P&O Maritime, a fully-owned subsidiary of Dubai-based DP World, by adding more sites to the latter’s expansive Global WAN.
Currently, P&O Maritime uses GCX services for a fully managed end-to-end hybrid network solution that connects many worldwide P&O Maritime sites. Soon, P&O Maritime would be expanding this network relationship, initially in Papua New Guinea, followed by more locations throughout Europe and the United Arab Emirates in 2018, keeping pace with the rapid growth in P&O’s business.
Steven Weingartner, Infrastructure & Communications Manager at P&O Maritime said, “18 months ago, we had a mix of local Internet services that were becoming unmanageable; and our increased network workloads suffered from inconsistent latencies and network performance issues. With the new GCX WAN, we have a fast, low-latency, reliable and secure worldwide WAN, fully managed by GCX teams. It is doing everything that GCX said it would do, and more.”
“We are now in the next stage of our growth strategies, using the GCX Cloud ‘Direct Connectivity’ through their Cloud Xchange and Cloud X Fusion products to bring workloads closer to the regions, improving performance for both Internal users and our customers accessing critical applications. It’s really dramatically changing our business thinking and what we previously had considered not possible is now becoming possible,” added Weingartner.
Dave Pearson, Managing Director, GCX Australia & New Zealand said, “Cloud X Fusion, part of our innovative Cloud solutions portfolio, helps customers connect their networks to providers like AWS & Microsoft Azure via reliable and secure private connectivity almost anywhere around the world. We also recently introduced Cloud X WAN, a complementary fully-managed SD WAN service offering zero-touch provisioning, enhanced MPLS-class VPN connectivity for Enterprises on the GCX-proprietary Cloud X Platform.”