Equinix, Inc., a Redwood City, California-based data center specialist, as per recent reports, has announced its expanded collaboration with IBM Cloud, IBM’s cloud computing services suite, to enable global enterprises with private and scalable connectivity via the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric.
Enterprises today are largely employing cloud platforms, many of them are even inclined towards adopting the hybrid cloud strategy that offers a combination of public, private, and on-premises capabilities. The hybrid choice is considered the safest approach for enterprises to address all their key concerns as they rapidly shift most of their applications on to the cloud.
To help enterprises embrace this transition to the hybrid cloud, Equinix, in association with IBM, plans to leverage the global ECX Fabric to provide private connectivity to IBM Cloud, which includes the Direct Link Exchange, Direct Link Dedicated, and Direct Link Dedicated Hosting.
“Enterprises are rapidly building next-generation applications on the cloud that leverage Blockchain, AI, IoT, machine learning and more,” states Gabriel Montanti, Global Offering Executive, IBM Cloud. “With the ability to directly connect to business-critical applications from multiple points of presence within Equinix data centers located in key global metros, our customers can anticipate to more effectively integrate hybrid cloud strategies designed for improved security, reliability and performance.”
Furthermore, the Redwood City-based Equinix has joined the IBM Cloud Direct Link Service Provider Program, providing at least one Direct Link point of presence in each of IBM’s strategic markets and enabling private connections to IBM Cloud that are at par with the digital transformation needs that today’s enterprises demand.
“Our extended collaboration to offer direct and private connectivity to the IBM Cloud Direct Link service via ECX Fabric is a key enabler to enterprise digital transformation efforts,” states Royce Thomas, SVP, Strategic Alliances & Global Account Management, Equinix. “With the global reach of the Equinix interconnection platform, combined with IBM Cloud, we can help enterprises deploy hybrid cloud solutions and scale their digital businesses at the edge with robust security.”