- Aug. 26, 2019
-- WorldStream, a fast-growing provider of security-focused Infrastructure-
as-a-Service hosting solutions with more than 15,000 dedicated servers installed in its company-owned data centers in the Netherlands, announces a strategic technology partnership with Arista Networks. Arista's hardware allows WorldStream's engineering teams to uniquely design its virtualized, elastic network on top of the WorldStream global network backbone (>10Tbps of bandwidth available). The new technology platform will be called WorldStream Elastic Network and is planned for official launch in Q1 2020.
The new software-defined global network being developed by WorldStream's engineering teams builds on the EVPN (Ethernet Virtual Private Network) VXLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN) technology delivered by Arista Networks. Arista EVPN VXLAN is a key-enabler for WorldStream's new to develop and proprietary network technology. The unique design of this in-house engineered WorldStream Elastic Network (WEN) will bring the company's global client base ultimate flexibility and tons of added functionality with regard to their hybrid IT infrastructure deployments and data center resource allocation.
The in-house engineered software-defined architecture will add an elastic network platform on top of WordStream's existing global network backbone. Crucial elements in the design, according to WorldStream, will include the custom development of the SDN controller - which will act as 'the brain' of the software-defined network, as well as the interconnectivity with WorldStream's high-volume global backbone. When completed, it will allow organizations globally to extend the robust bandwidth and latency benefits of this high-volume, 10Tbps network.
Once ready, the WorldStream Elastic Network will provide organizations worldwide with a high level of control over comprehensive data center, network and cybersecurity features locally at the edges of the WorldStream network backbone. It will offer them complete flexibility over how they architect their interconnected, hybrid IT solutions.On-Demand Business Models, Cloud Onramps
The WorldStream Elastic Network will come with a comprehensive suite of SDN-enabled new features and interconnection options. It will provide the flexibility to vary connectivity deployments at the local edges of the network real-time based on actual demand. This will allow the establishment of new on-demand go-to-market business models including pay-per-use (cloud) hosting service delivery. The software-defined network will be cloud-enabled and equipped with the ability to connect to multiple top cloud providers through public cloud onramps.
The new network design meets ultimate hybrid IT architecture requirements of organizations, enabling organizations to seamlessly and flexibly interconnect and combine all types of computing and networking resources including bare metal hardware, VMs, cloud instances and cybersecurity solutions, on-premise or externally located. These interconnected resources then allow for workloads to be moved and relocated instantly.
To learn about WorldStream, visit https://www.worldstream.nl/en/