Highlights / Key Facts
Equinixis host to over 1,200 cloud and IT services companies globally, with 450 of those residing in IBXs across Europe.
- Cloud providers whose services are available inside European IBXs include: Aciernet, Adapt, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Attenda, BIOS, Blue Box, Carrenza, CenturyLink Cloud, CloudSigma, CloudVPS, Computerline, CYSO, Datapipe, Firehost,
IASO, Joyent, NavLink, nScaled, Ospero, Penta, ProfitBricks, Redbee, Redstor, Server Density, Virtustream and Vissensa.
- Major cloud services providers available across Platform Equinix™ include Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure and
VMwarevCloud Hybrid Service.
Equinixcloud ecosystem gives cloud service providers access to 4,500 potential customers across Platform Equinix. Conversely, Equinixcustomers benefit from secure, flexible and cost effective access to cloud services to build scalable cloud architectures – public, private and hybrid. Equinixoffers customers a broad range of connectivity options including: cross connects, Ethernet Exchange and Internet Exchange, as well as Metro Connect, to reach cloud services across Platform Equinix. These options deliver direct access to cloud services, bypassing the Internet to ensure increased performance, lower latency, higher security and availability, and often lower cost. Gartner:
"Extend the WAN to a carrier-neutral exchange. Enterprises that connect to multiple cloud providers can benefit from extending their WANs to one or more carrier-neutral network exchange facilities. These facilities have direct access to most cloud and carrier networks and inexpensive Internet access, and they can be used to improve performance, reduce costs and reduce the distance between users and the services they consume." [
Gartner, 2014 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing, Kyle Hilgendorf, Drue Reeves, Sean Kenefick, et al., October 3, 2013.]
Rodney Rogers, Chairman & CEO, Virtustream
"Virtustream's enterprise customers demand the highest levels of performance, security and availability for their legacy and web-scale mission-critical applications. By giving them direct access to xStream™, our enterprise class cloud platform, at
Equinix, we can incorporate legacy infrastructure and deliver service directly to enterprise end users. This allows us to meet stringent SLAs, delivering services that are both higher quality and lower cost than existing solutions."
Sam Johnston, Director, Cloud & IT Services, Equinix Europe
Equinix'scloud ecosystem in Europegives businesses the ability to choose the best combination of cloud infrastructure, platform and software service providers to ensure they have the ideal hybrid cloud solution to meet their individual business needs. Customers also have a choice of cost effective connectivity options, delivering the highest levels of performance and security, while enabling them to seamlessly incorporate legacy on-premises and hosted private cloud infrastructure."
- Press release: Windows Azure Connects Enabled at
- About Equinix European data centers
Forward Looking Statements
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International Business Exchange is a trademark of
xStream is a trademark of
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