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VIRTUAL REALITY SDI Rises in the East Discussing software defined interconnection with PCCW Global By Gerald Baldino T here’s a new “software defined” acronym that’s gaining momentum in the channel: software de - fined interconnection (SDI), an emerging technol - ogy that should be top of mind right now for all agents with international, multi-location customers. For the inside scoop on SDI we turned to PCCW Global, the Hong Kong-based company that emerged as a market leader in the space following its 2017 acquisition of Console Connect, a platform that makes connecting to cloud-based, business-critical applications simple, predictable and secure, while delivering enhanced WAN agility, capacity and automation. First, we asked PCCW Global CEO Marc Halbfinger to talk about the business case for SDI and Console Connect. CV: Please elaborate on Console Connect as a digital enabler and how it’s delivering greater agility, capacity and automation to theWAN. MH: The uptake of hybrid and multi-cloud models is influencing the need for businesses to seamlessly connect their private infrastructure to both public and private clouds with a network that provides privacy, reliability and indi - vidualized management control. Most businesses are on 22 CHANNEL VISION | March - April, 2020