“The name change signifies the company’s evolving focus on Console and a streamlined consistency across the overall group,” says Al Burgio, Console’s CEO.
The company has built a global network with 160 points of presence (PoPs) connected by fiber, and in June it’s going to make its network and platform generally available to businesses that want to bypass the public Internet.
In addition, they can directly connect with a variety of other cloud service providers and with other enterprises and networks.
When Console was first announced, SDxCentral provided a detailed explanation of the behind-the-scenes work necessary to make these interconnections on behalf of enterprises. It boils down to automating cumbersome processes to assign autonomous system (AS) numbers and create dedicated Layer 3 routes between networks.
In addition to its network, Console is the main user and champion of the CloudRouter Project, an open source group that’s created virtual routing technology. The Linux-based CloudRouter Project recently released version 3.0 of its vRouter code and demonstrated 650 Gb/s throughput.
Of the global network and the vRouter technology, Burgio says, “It’s really the only platform of its kind.”
The Console platform extracts all of the Layer 2 and Layer 3 configuration complexity for the enterprise to connect its network privately and directly to others: enterprises to enterprise; enterprise to cloud; or cloud to cloud.