NSP Adoption Soars as ECX Fabric Becomes De Facto Global Standard for Cloud Connection
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that adoption of Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) among its network service provider (NSP) customers has soared with NSPs increasingly turning to ECX Fabric to provide on-demand, private multicloud connectivity to their business customers.
ECX Fabric enables networks to streamline their access to the world's largest cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Google Cloud on Platform Equinix® via global, software-defined interconnection. With NSPs currently utilizing 35% of the more than 14,800 active virtual connections to date, ECX Fabric has the potential to become the de facto global standard for how the world's leading networks connect to the cloud.
In today's digital economy, customers want on-demand, private connectivity to their cloud providers. Among the more than 1,400 customers currently using ECX Fabric, leading NSPs such as Spectrum Enterprise, Telstra, Frontier Communications and Axtel are rapidly adopting ECX Fabric in order to meet these evolving digital demands. By collaborating with Equinix and leveraging its rich ecosystem of cloud service providers via ECX Fabric, NSPs can offer their customers on-demand, private connectivity to multiple cloud providers, ultimately helping their customers extract more value from the cloud.
"Network service providers are increasingly turning to ECX Fabric as a way to provide on-demand, private multicloud connectivity to meet the evolving business demands of their customers. By helping NSPs connect their customers to multiple clouds and other service and IT providers anytime, anywhere and on any device, ECX Fabric is quickly becoming the gold standard for helping network providers connect their customers to the cloud sooner."
"Telstra is making incredible progress in supporting our customer's digital transformations around the world with the Telstra Programmable Network (TPN) platform and SD-WAN services, many of which are enhanced by Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric. With Telstra's API-based integration of ECX Fabric into TPN, our customers can now have automated connectivity to leading cloud providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google and Oracle in just a few clicks and as little as two minutes. By aligning with the ECX Fabric, we are better enabled to serve our enterprise customers who are digitizing infrastructure and seeking efficiencies as they expand their operations domestically and internationally."
"Clients depend on our network and services to deliver reliable connectivity across their network. The ECX Fabric enables us to deliver the Cloud Connect solution and further enhance the performance of a client's public cloud environment."
"Network service providers today want to offer private, on-demand multicloud connectivity to their business customers to help them maximize their cloud investments, but they don't want to integrate with multiple cloud providers to make it happen. NSPs want streamlined multicloud access they can quickly leverage to bring this capability into their product offerings. Integrating their networks and APIs with an exchange like ECX Fabric eliminates the need to integrate with each cloud service provider individually, resulting in faster time to market and reduced operational complexity. As NSPs help their customers extract greater value from the cloud, they should look for a partner with a rich ecosystem of cloud services and automation functionality like the set of providers and SDN capabilities available on ECX Fabric."
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. In 52 markets worldwide, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. www.equinix.com.
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