Cloud, data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions provider, Digital Realty, has today announced the launch of ServiceFabric™, an interconnectivity solution and orchestration platform.

As designed, ServiceFabric is expected to support the wider industry shift to a hybrid, data-centric architecture, further supporting the capabilities of Digital Realty’s global data center platform PlatformDIGITAL.

ServiceFabric™ Connect, is the first connectivity service launched under the new ServiceFabric™ product family, which was developed in-house by Digital Realty. As announced, the orchestration platform is immediately available to customers across 61 Digital Realty sites and 32 metro markets spanning North America, Europe, and Asia.

“Today, we’re demonstrating significant progress against our industry manifesto and reiterating the need to remove legacy barriers in the interconnection industry and address Data Gravity.  We look forward to engaging with industry participants, especially our strategic connectivity and cloud partners, as we shape our roadmap for a next-generation interconnection fabric that will unlock new opportunities and value for all industries,” said Chris Sharp, CTO of Digital Realty.

“ServiceFabric™ will incorporate the products of service providers in an open and neutral manner to enable holistic hybrid IT solutions for our enterprise customers.  We will be an industry steward championing this shift and, together, we can tackle Data Gravity head-on and build a new era of open, secure and dynamic connected data communities globally.”

The launch of ServiceFabric is also an outcome of a collaboration between Digital Realty and fiber-based communications solutions provider Zayo Group Holdings which was established in 2021 to lay the physical and virtual foundations of a new open fabric that interconnects key centers of data exchange. 

“Last July, we announced Zayo’s role in helping power Digital Realty’s next-generation product, PlatformDIGITAL®, and today we are taking yet another big step together with the introduction of ServiceFabric™ Connect, bringing global, secure interconnection to market. We look forward to our continued partnership with Digital Realty and our combined efforts to enable customers to securely accelerate their digital transformation and global expansion,” said Steve Smith, CEO at Zayo.