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.”
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.