Thursday, 05 February 2015 14:59

New solutions help fuel ‘significant’ growth for Equinix Featured


Global data centre and interconnection company Equinix is reporting significant growth and momentum in the enterprise market over the past 12-months on the back of the launch last year of two new solutions – Performance Hub and Cloud Exchange.

According to Equinix, more than 100 companies have already deployed Performance Hub - a distributed network architecture that speeds network and application performance by placing resources closer to end users – and 100 enterprises, networks and cloud service providers have joined its Cloud Exchange. The Cloud Exchange platform brings cloud and network service providers together with enterprises through private, secure and high-performance connections with each other.

The Equinix Cloud Exchange is available in Sydney, with expansion into Melbourne planned for early this year.

“Enterprises are choosing Equinix not only for our unmatched ecosystem and global footprint, but also because of these solutions that enable them to solve real-world challenges and advance their IT initiatives, said Equinix vice president, global enterprise Tony Bishop.

“With global enterprises like CDM Smith, GP Strategies and HarperCollins utilising the Equinix Performance Hub and Cloud Exchange solutions, we’re further cementing our position as the home of interconnected enterprise clouds.”

Equinix lists recent customers as including, amongst others, American Infrastructure, CDM Smith, GP Strategies and HarperCollins, and Bishop says that in 2014, leading cloud providers, including AWS, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, SoftLayer all announced they are joining the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

Last December, iTWire reported that cloud services provider Cloud365 had selected Equinix’s first Melbourne data centre ME1 to meet demand for cloud deployments in the Australian market.

Bishop says Equinix had also seen rapid global adoption with the addition of network and cloud providers around the globe, including Telefonica, TI Sparkle and IX Reach in EMEA and NTT and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) in Asia Pacific.

Equinix recently acquired Nimbo, a professional services company focused on enterprise cloud infrastructure, which provides consulting services to help enterprises migrate existing legacy applications into a hybrid cloud infrastructure and connect legacy datacentres to the cloud.

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