Expereo, the forerunner in managed Internet network, SD-WAN services and Cloud connectivity solutions, has today announced the acquisition of Border 6, creator of market-leading technology in Internet performance-based routing.
Border 6’s technology and IP will be used to further power Expereo’s global Cloud Acceleration platform.
Cloud Acceleration delivers optimal user productivity for Cloud Applications by optimizing Internet routing through Expereo’s global network of Cloud Acceleration Hubs. Expereo Cloud Acceleration operates from 16 existing Expereo Cloud Acceleration Hubs with four more Hubs planned to open during 2017.
The Border 6 acquisition also allows Expereo to take Cloud Acceleration into data centers and customer sites, by optimizing outbound Internet traffic from these sites.
Francois Devienne, CEO, Border 6, comments: “We’re extremely proud of this acquisition – it’s a recognition of our vision, technology, and product. Expereo pioneered global managed Internet network services, and Expereo Cloud Acceleration platform is the perfect partner for the new wave of optimized Internet connectivity. Expereo’s worldwide presence also gives Border 6 the opportunity to secure investment in R&D and further develop the features and customer base of Cloud Acceleration services.”
Irwin Fouwels, Expereo CEO, comments: “Expereo has licensed the Border 6 technology for its Cloud Acceleration services for some time. The technology has provided significant benefits for our customers with major lifts in performance across the networks we manage. It was a logical step to purchase the company at a stage where we are starting to see broad adoption of Cloud Acceleration technology in the market, complementing our global managed internet services as the leading platform for enterprise connectivity solutions.”
Cloud Acceleration and Border 6
Businesses across the world are adopting Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications at an increasing pace. The resulting increase in bandwidth demand puts corporate network capabilities under immense pressure, especially in regional and branch offices. In these locations, the cost to scale capacity is unreasonably high using traditional VPN technologies.
Across the Internet, the current routing method is based on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which is designed for simple ‘shortest path selection’, and does not factor in overall performance. Expereo Cloud Acceleration overcomes this issue. It removes the barriers to selecting Internet as the primary network connectivity medium by optimizing performance and availability for all applications, regardless of where users are based, or where applications are hosted.
Cloud Acceleration actively probes all destination networks for performance metrics including packet loss, latency, historical reliability, and peering capacity, and continually selects the best routing in real-time, based on these statistics, not just the theoretical shortest path.
“The Internet has always been considered cost-effective and when you combine those benefits with Cloud Acceleration you get an enterprise-grade alternative to MPLS. Expereo Cloud Acceleration guarantees the performance and reliability needed to confidently move your network to the Internet,” says Expereo CEO Irwin Fouwels.
Expereo is the world’s pioneer and leader in managed Internet network and cloud connectivity solutions provider. Expereo’s ground-breaking XDN portfolio presents Global Internet, Cloud Acceleration and SD-WAN Managed Services – global professional, managed and field services for internet solutions. With an unmatched global reach, Expereo powers 10,000+ enterprise and government sites in 180+ countries, helping our customers improve productivity and empowering the network and cloud with the agility, flexibility and value of the internet, whilst securing optimal performance.
About Border 6
Border 6 is a technology company based in Annecy, France. It provides mid-size and large corporations with the highest availability and performance Internet connectivity architectures. At the core of its portfolio is a BGP-SDN toolkit for multi-homed Internet access management and optimization.