Data centre equipment

Vocus launches milestone ENNI service to extend network reach

Vocus, Australia’s specialist fibre and network solutions provider, today announced the launch of its wholesale External Network-to-Network-Interface (ENNI) solution, the first to be delivered under Vocus’ Future State program.

Vocus’ ENNI is a wholesale access product that provides connectivity between a customer's network and the Vocus network. It offers connection to Vocus data centres with an ENNI access port option, providing greater coverage, and extending a customer’s network footprint.

Vocus General Manager, Wholesale & International, Jarrod Nink, said the launch was a key milestone in the company’s program to fundamentally change the experience of ordering and using Vocus’ network and solutions.

“Our Future State program aims to significantly improve the experience we deliver customers, through simplifying, modernising and consolidating the network and solutions we offer."

"It means we can put our customers in the driver’s seat, which is why we’re thrilled to bring ENNI to market, the first product deployment as part of our Future State program, and offer customers carrier-grade access to Vocus Ethernet, with flexible bandwidth and streamlined provisioning,” he said.

“We’re in an exciting period of development with ethernet technology. With ENNI, we’re able to extend our customers’ networks without having to deploy extra equipment at every end-point, while providing a service that is highly scalable and automated.”

“We can now make the Vocus network an extension of any business by offering an MEF aligned solution, with reach into an initial 29 data centres, and with continued investment and feature enhancements on the way,” Mr Nink said.

Arista Networks, a key technology partner supplying layer 2 and layer 3 network equipment in Vocus’ Future State program, has played an integral role in helping bring the ENNI product to market.

“Arista is delighted to be playing a key role in the delivery of Vocus’ new ENNI solution to customers in Australia and New Zealand, underpinned by our Arista EOS and CloudVision Platforms.

Arista and Vocus share a very similar view of the importance of delivering customers valuable solutions that deliver high performance yet are simple to deploy, flexible in their use and easy to manage. We congratulate the Vocus team on the launch and look forward to working closely together on additional Vocus Future State initiatives,” said Garry Turner, Arista Country Manager ANZ.

Vocus is now taking orders for its wholesale ENNI solution. For more information, contact Vocus Wholesale on 1300 855 845.