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Glass Core Company Credited with SDN Excellence

June 28, 2016

Athletes work their entire lives to achieve excellence. Swimmers will train from their first steps to achieve the Olympic glory that fills their dreams. Startups experience a similar reality. It takes tireless hours, working late nights to develop and deploy the bleeding edge in technology. In the data center, this bleeding edge is software defined networking, and a company at the fore of this innovation is Fiber Mountain.

This week, The Glass Core Company, announced that it was honored with a 2016 INTERNET TELEPHONY SDN Excellence Award for the CrossCage Plus. This first-of-its-kind solution is flourishing in its young history, and this is merely the beginning for the automated Meet-Me-Room solution.

Fiber Mountain CEO M. H. Raza exclaimed, “This SDN Excellence award is both an honor and an indication that the market recognizes the value of layer 1 SDN in transforming previously inflexible network architectures into more agile and scalable systems.”

The Crosscage Plus alleviates the need for dispatching technicians. Simply select the connection, the software automatically detects where the cage connection is and makes the change in connection – through software. This process takes only a couple minutes (if that), and results in instant service delivery.

As Raza explained, CrossCage Plus is the fundamental enabling technology that automates the process of delivering software enabled connection services to colocation tenants from carrier Meet Me rooms, managed service offerings and for inter-cage commerce opportunities, fostering a colocation ecosystem where tenants can purchase services with the click of a button.”

This week’s announcement of SDN excellence comes on the heels of another honor, joining Gartner’s list of “Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Infrastructure” for 2016. As one of five companies earning the status, Fiber Mountain is well on its way to summiting the software-defined mountain.

Not one to rest on its laurels, this firm remains diligent in its development. Always working toward what’s next, Fiber Mountain is a firm to keep an eye on. Only time will tell what’s to come, for now, the Glass Core Company can enjoy the view from the podium.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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