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Digital Realty expands ServiceFabric platform

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Digital Realty has announced the expansion of ServiceFabric, its service orchestration platform that interconnects workflow participants, applications, clouds and ecosystems on PlatformDIGITAL, its global data centre platform.

Following the recent introduction of Service Directory, a central marketplace that allows Digital Realty partners to highlight their offerings, over 70 members have joined the directory and listed more than 100 services – including secure and direct connections to over 200 global cloud on-ramps.

Service Directory is a core component of the ServiceFabric product line that underpins Digital Realty’s vision for interconnecting global data communities on PlatformDIGITAL, enabling customers to tackle the challenges of data gravity head-on.

Chris Sharp, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Realty, said: “ServiceFabric is redefining the way customers and partners interact with our global data centre platform. By fostering an open and collaborative environment, we’re empowering businesses to build and orchestrate their ideal solutions with unparalleled ease and efficiency.”

The need for an open interconnection and orchestration platform is critical as an enabler for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance compute (HPC). PlatformDIGITAL was chosen to be the home of many groundbreaking AI and HPC workloads and ServiceFabric was designed with the needs of cutting-edge applications in mind.

Service Directory’s ‘Click-to-Connect’ capability allows customers to orchestrate and automate on-demand connections to the services they need, streamlining workflows and removing manual configuration steps.

With ‘Click-to-Connect’, ServiceFabric users can:

  • Generate secure service keys, granting controlled access to resources and partners with customisable security parameters
  • Automate approval workflows and facilitate connections to Service Directory, paving the way for seamless interconnectivity
  • Initiate service connections, significantly streamlining workflows between partners and customers
  • Integrate seamlessly with Service Directory, creating a unified experience for discovery, connection, and orchestration.

Sharp concluded, “Offering access to a dense and highly connected data community, ServiceFabric is poised to become the go-to platform for businesses seeking to build and manage their solutions in an open, secure, and efficient way. We are continuously evolving and expanding our platform to meet the ‘next data exchange’ and evolving traffic patterns driven by hybrid, multi-cloud, and AI-workload solutions.”

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