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FluidOne launches Ethernet on Demand and strengthens relationship with Sky

Posted by Sanita Karra on Nov 15, 2018 10:58:31 AM

FluidOne continues to innovate by bringing the ground-breaking, Software Defined, Ethernet on Demand service to market. To begin with, it will be available on Sky’s carrier class network with availability in over 2,800 Ethernet exchanges, making it the largest Ethernet on Demand service of its kind in the UK.

Developed fully inhouse by FluidOne's talented dev team, “Ethernet on Demand” (EoD) is FluidOne’s latest addition to its software defined networking portfolio and allows partners and customers to dynamically scale bandwidth up and down on their Ethernet leased line connections in real time using FluidOne’s Dash Portal, part of their Queen’s Award Winning Platform One.

This SDN functionality gives FluidOne partners the ability to quote, order, manage and then flex bandwidth up and down on-demand on Ethernet Leased Lines in seconds. Hot off the heels of Platform One’s launch in May, FluidOne CEO Russell Horton is making good on his promise to make FluidOne the best quality data connectivity provider in the UK today with continued investment and the rollout of SDN technology.

FluidOne CEO Russell Horton said:

“As part of an ongoing investment in innovation during the year, our network operations and software teams materially enhanced Platform One, our national fibre network. The team designed, configured and developed a robust, scalable software defined network (SDN) layer to allow ongoing releases of software defined network features over the coming year.

Ethernet on Demand is particularly strong in industries that have variable or seasonal trading and operational performance across the year. Retail, hospitality, events, travel and education all display peak bandwidth needs in busy periods; during term-time at a school, for example or at Easter and Christmas for retailers or in the summer holidays for travel firms.

EoD allows customers to see their actual bandwidth utilisation and then ramp up to meet these seasonal requirements and then back down again to a steady-state norm for the rest of the year.

Having worked closely with Sky’s Business Communications division for 2 years, we have integrated them into Platform One enabling us to offer their Ethernet services to our customers and partners. FluidOne rate Sky highly for their carrier grade network, excellent service levels and best quality Ethernet solutions. Having developed EoD into our network core Sky were the obvious choice of network, to help keep FluidOne’s reseller partners one step ahead of their competition and able to provide a more distinctive service for their own customers”.

Sky Ethernet is delivered over a future proofed, world class network, built and dimensioned to support the most demanding wholesale customers.

Sky Ethernet delivers the following:-

· Uncontended, scalable bandwidth: the UK’s largest exchange network to offer 1Gb services, with over 2,800 exchanges

· A world-class network: Boasting a 7,500km fibre network built to industry-leading specification

· Nationwide coverage: Covering 96% of UK Business postcodes. Over 70% of exchanges are 10Gb enabled, with 99.95% network availability

· A robust and reliable service: Resilient Interconnect solution protects from downtime and gives partners peace of mind

FluidOne’s Ethernet on Demand is available today on the Sky Network.

Want to know more? Contact the FluidOne team now on 0345 868 7848 or newpartner@fluidone.com!