NEXTDC launches AXON virtual exchange

Switching platform will provide connectivity-as-a-service for enterprise, government customers

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has set up a virtual exchange business subsidiary called AXON Systems to deliver an advanced switching platform, AXONVX (virtual exchange).

Built on a high-speed switching fabric, AXONVX offers enterprise and government customers connections to cloud platforms on demand.

Users will also have the choice of logging into a portal to select their virtual connections.

According to NEXTDC, customers can use the on demand connectivity to reduce capital expenditure.

Speaking at the CommsDay Summit in Sydney, NEXTDC COO Simon Cooper told delegates that successfully supporting the solutions required by its customers means it must get “beyond the data centre.”

“AXONVX is about rapid activation and deactivation of services. It will remove that roadblock of fixed costs and slow delivery within the data centre across the nation,” he said.

“The cost-and-use optimisation of data flows between the elements of an IT service will be key to getting more from less in the public and private data centres of the future.”

NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie said that AXONVX will allow its partners to create elastic connections between customers and suppliers.

“This new, efficient model will advance the development of hybrid cloud solutions, directly benefitting customers through greater commercial flexibility combined with a multiplicity of on-demand service providers,” he said in a statement.

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