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Console Connect and Colt Technology Services have completed the first stage of major API-led interoperability between their global on-demand SDN platforms. The collaboration demonstrates a mutual commitment to end-to-end automation and recognizes the need for increased interoperability and collaboration to orchestrate connectivity among networks.

Marc Halbfinger, CEO of Console Connect, said, “APIs are crucial for the advancement and settlement of automated network services and enable carriers to work together in new and innovative ways. We are honored to work closely with Colt – a partner with whom we share a vision of a fully automated and on-demand future.”

The APIs between the Console Connect Software-Defined Interconnection® platform and the Colt On Demand platform enable enterprises to benefit from on-demand, agile networking and interconnect directly to clouds, data centers, and business partners across both private networks. The APIs will also enable seamless quoting, ordering, and provisioning of on-demand services between two high-performance networks in real-time.

Keri Gilder, CEO of Colt Technology Services, said, “Working with Console Connect, we’re pioneering the use of APIs within intelligent networking and to provide agile, on-demand, high bandwidth connectivity solutions to more enterprises across the world. APIs continue to be a major focus area in our industry, and our collaboration will help us to continue to transform the way businesses interact with each other and how they provide value to their customers by optimizing automation, improving collaboration, simplifying innovation, and enhancing security.”

As part of the initial integration of the two SDN-enabled platforms, Console Connect will be able to extend its automated platform reach into new data center locations across the UK, with plans to expand to more enterprise locations and metro areas throughout Europe, leveraging the speed and performance of the Colt IQ Network. This enables Console Connect users to instantly provision and pay for dedicated Layer 2 services between two networks using a single portal.

Further stages of the API integration will include extending the automated reach of Colt’s On Demand platform to more global markets using Console Connect’s extensive, high-performance network.