Equinix, a global interconnection and data centre company, has announced one of its largest expansions of Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) in seven new EMEA markets to help global businesses simplify hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures.
With the expansion of Equinix’s industry-leading interconnection service to Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Istanbul, Lisbon and Sofia and extending into Hamburg in Q2 2020, enterprises and service providers can seamlessly interconnect to a rich ecosystem of clouds, networks, partners and customers that matter most to their digital businesses.
As global IT decision-makers respond to an increasingly dynamic world, including competitive pressures, growing customer demands, globalisation and challenges posed by COVID-19, many are accelerating their Digital Transformation efforts and continuing to prioritise the adoption of hybrid and multi-cloud solutions. In response to this market shift, Equinix is extending its ECX Fabric service in EMEA to help digital businesses simplify hybrid multi-cloud deployments and expand their global interconnection opportunities on Platform Equinix.
Designed to support enterprise Digital Transformation initiatives, ECX Fabric is a global interconnection service available in 45 strategic markets that allows businesses to exchange their data on-demand and between metros through private connections. This capability enables enterprises, network services and cloud providers alike to consistently scale their digital businesses just as rapidly as the digital economy requires it.
ECX Fabric provides scalability, agility and connectivity over a self-service portal or APIs. Through a single port, customers in any ECX Fabric-enabled market can create and manage on-demand connections in a globally consistent way. By extending ECX Fabric from Lisbon in the West to Istanbul in the East, Equinix is making it easier for digital businesses to increase their global reach by gaining broad access to the ecosystems they need for scaling their businesses globally.
Armin Rishi, Director of Technical Partnerships, Aryaka, said: “Platform Equinix’s global interconnection capabilities help Aryaka, a cloud-first WAN company, with our peering and cloud connectivity needs. This enables us to provide an industry-leading Managed SD-WAN service to our customers. Seeing the expansion across several European markets opens up more possibilities for the future growth of our platform.”
Courtney Munroe, Global Vice President, Telecommunications Research, IDC, said: “The migration to digital platforms, as well as the requirement for seamless and efficient interconnection to network providers and cloud platforms, are strong drivers for the colocation and interconnection market for enterprises, content and service providers. Equinix’s ECX Fabric interconnection service offers additional enhanced and efficient options for service providers and enterprises alike and will continue to drive growth of the digital ecosystem. This expansion is timely given the increased demand for interconnection as a result of shifting network patterns and the spike in network usage from some segments, due to the impact of COVID-19 quarantine policies.”