Equinix has announced that Equinix Metal has significantly advanced its global scale, features and ability to enable as-a-service consumption of the full value of Platform Equinix. With these new and enhanced capabilities, Equinix Metal customers can consume interconnected infrastructure with the control of physical hardware and the low overhead and developer experience of the cloud, helping them move faster in today’s competitive environment.
The announcements include the expanded availability of Equinix Metal in 18 global metros, the addition of new networking features to support hybrid multi-cloud architectures, the certification of new software integrations on Equinix Metal, and the launch of a managed appliance-as-a- service solution.
As digital leaders seek to be in closer proximity to the hardware, software, clouds and networks that matter most to their businesses, many are turning to Equinix Metal to create new digital services with a DevOps-friendly approach for seamless deployment across their hybrid cloud infrastructures. Many cloud-native companies are using Equinix Metal to locate their data “between the clouds,” adjacent to multi-cloud hubs for enhanced performance. Additionally, specialized hardware providers are accelerating the global rollouts of new, as-a-service consumption options with Equinix Metal.
With Equinix Metal, businesses can activate infrastructure globally, connect it to thousands of partners in the world’s largest technology ecosystem and leverage DevOps tools to deploy, maintain and scale their applications to create digital advantage.