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Equinix Connects Global Data Centers for Business Growth

December 05, 2017

Equinix is undergoing an evolution in its global platform and announced the next phase, involving a direct physical and virtual connection of its global IBX data centers. This will allow users to connect with any Equinix customer anywhere. Equinix is preparing for an upcoming expansion and will present a series of coverage, connectivity, and service initiatives, assisting consumers scale businesses through a dynamic data center and interconnection platform.  

The new wave of connectivity will be made possible via Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX), under the new guise of Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric). Customers will be able to personalize connectivity to partners as well as suppliers with the all-inclusive benefits similar to popular “as-a-service” models. Included are real-time provisioning through a portal/API, pay-as-you-go billing, and removing friction in established connectivity within metros.

The ECX Fabric capabilities are currently available in North America EMEA – specifically, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, New York, Paris, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Stockholm, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Zurich. New metro areas will be unveiled later in Q4 2017 and early 2018 in both the Americas and EMEA.

"As digital transformation intensifies, business possibilities have no limits and neither should an organization's IT infrastructure. Building a digital business requires the ability to reach strategic global destinations on demand, to access everyone that matters, and to bring people, clouds, data and things together. Today's announcements and our future product and services roadmap are aimed at leveraging the Equinix global platform to serve as a strategic partner for companies on this journey," said Sara Baak, Chief Marketing Officer, Equinix.

Come 2018, Equinix will extend its connectivity within the Americas to Sao Paulo and to the APAC region, including Hong Kong, Melbourne, Osaka, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. All of these global expansions are furthering the connectivity for the more than 1,000 ECX Fabric members. Some of the largest enterprises, cloud service and SaaS providers are involved (Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Salesforce, and SAP).  

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