ECX Fabric Now Connects Businesses to Clouds, Networks and Services Between 37 Metros Across Five Continents
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the completion of its most recent phase in the evolution of Platform Equinix® with expanded connectivity options that help enterprises, cloud providers and network providers interconnect their global business at the digital edge.
To meet the ever-growing, on-demand interconnection needs of customers and to strengthen Platform Equinix as a global platform for digital business, Equinix has expanded its connectivity service delivered via Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) to now support connections between all of its 37 ECX Fabric markets located across five continents.
With this expanded interconnection service, available between any two ECX Fabric-enabled markets, customers can now leverage the power of Platform Equinix to privately interconnect clouds, networks and services to global data centers at their digital edge. This new ability to connect businesses globally allows customers to connect to clouds in other regions, and directly enables customers for the first time to establish on-demand network connections between the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Additionally, customers can use the expanded ECX Fabric service as a primary connection between Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers or as a complement to their existing networks. This further unlocks the power of the world's largest ecosystems located at Equinix by helping customers gain access to potentially thousands of new global partners they can interconnect with via ECX Fabric.
"ECX Fabric allows us to easily interconnect our infrastructure in São Paulo and New York. We are impressed with the potential and simplicity of the product. We can manage and scale the solution via the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric Portal and it is implemented in near-real time. In addition, the connection is less expensive, provides a more consistent connection and has about 20% lower latency compared with the dedicated telecom links we use. This latency reduction is essential for us. The core business of Agência Estado is to deliver information in real time, so the lower the latency, the better efficiency in the content delivery—and this becomes a competitive advantage for us."
"ECX Fabric allowed us to build a global mesh between our data centers and cloud providers. Whether an employee is accessing our network from Annapolis, London, Cape Town or Singapore, they are always routed to the closest data center for access to the services and tools they need to carry out our mission 24/7."
"The imperative of digital transformation is driving enterprises to adopt multicloud strategies, which entail complex management of multicloud environments. Indeed, as their applications become increasingly distributed, residing not only in on-premises datacenters but also in public clouds, these organizations are finding that the parameters of what constitutes a datacenter network must be redefined. In this context, IDC finds that interconnection architectures at the digital edge are becoming integral elements of a comprehensive network for the cloud era. The geographic expansion of ECX Fabric will play a valuable role in helping companies accelerate their digital transformation initiatives through having the ability to instantly deploy flexible, interconnection-oriented network architectures worldwide."
"Our vision is to evolve Platform Equinix into a global platform that interconnects and integrates global businesses at the digital edge. This capability is critical for the digital transformation efforts of many enterprises, cloud providers and network providers today. With our expanded ECX Fabric global connectivity functionality our customers can now privately interconnect to key service providers and across their global digital infrastructure anywhere their business needs to be, at anytime, enabling them to reach anyone in the world, on demand, through a single private connection."
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 50 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures. www.equinix.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix products and solutions; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenues from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; risks related to our taxation as a REIT; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see recent Equinix quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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