As the enterprise workforce becomes increasingly dispersed, and companies are faced with the rise of new computing paradigms, such as mobile computing, cloud and big data, enterprises need partners who can help them decide which IT and cloud services to use and how to deploy them quickly.
Highlights / Key Facts
- Through the newly launched Channel Partner Program,
Equinixis making it possible for reputable technology partners to expand their margin and grow new revenue streams by adding next-generation IT solutions to their existing product offerings.
- The Equinix Channel Partner Program offers several ways for partners to engage with
Equinixand our enterprise customers – as a reseller, referral agent or cloud technology platform partner. Equinixchannel partners will help enterprises advance their hybrid cloud strategies via Equinix Cloud Exchange™ – an interconnection solution offering direct access to multiple clouds and multiple networks from a single port. Equinixchannel partners can also create new recurring revenue streams by implementing the Equinix Performance Hub, a solution that distributes a company's data center infrastructure across multiple locations, accelerating application delivery to employees, customers and partners worldwide. Equinixhas made significant investments to ensure the success of its channel, including the appointment of industry veteran, Christopher Rajiah, vice president of worldwide partner and alliances, to run the program.
- Nearly one hundred companies – enterprises, networks and cloud service providers – have joined Equinix Cloud Exchange.
Equinixchannel partners will gain access to this valuable cloud and network ecosystem for their customers, while adding value through system and network design, deployment, and management.
- Along with the top cloud platform providers, other service providers that have recently joined the Equinix Channel Partner Program include Carpathia,
Datalink, Datapipe, Dimension Data and Unitas Global, among others.
- With more than 500 cloud solution providers and 1,000 networks,
Equinixis home of the interconnected enterprise cloud.
John Landy, chief technology officer, Datapipe:
"We've worked with
Equinixto deliver global multi-platform hybrid IT solutions for the enterprise with direct connections to multiple public, private, and hybrid clouds. The formalization of the Equinixchannel program further enhances our ability to deliver operational excellence to our enterprise customers as they look for ways to future-proof their IT." Dave Stinson, vice president of sales, Carpathia:
"For more than ten years,
Equinixhas been a key partner in delivering hybrid cloud services and managed hosting solutions that leverage the secure infrastructure companies are looking for in today's complex environment. Their interconnected data centers and global reach is a significant component of our highly customized approach, empowering customers to meet their unique cost, security and compliance requirements through flexible, hybrid cloud solutions that combine the best of public cloud resources with private infrastructure. With an expanding base of hundreds of combined customers, Carpathia is pleased to be able to support the IT transformation and hybrid cloud journey through our partnership with a global leader like Equinix." Ian Kieninger, CEO, Avant Communications, Inc.:
Equinixis the market leader in global colocation and a must have in our portfolio. With over 100 Data Centers worldwide our partners can offer their customers one stop shopping for their needs in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Equinix'secosystem of cloud and network providers enables the creation of advanced hybrid cloud solutions which adds to their strategic value. We're extremely excited about the opportunity to partner with Equinix". Pete Hayes, chief sales officer, Equinix:
"We are empowering our channel partners to capitalize on the significant business opportunity to support their customers' cloud transformation needs, and not only increase their 'trusted advisor' status but also make it easier for them to extend their services and increase wallet share by offering new services. This program represents one of the top strategic initiatives for
Equinix, and we have made significant investments to ensure our partners are set up for success, including increasing our internal resources six-fold over the past year."
- Channel Program Connects our
Trusted Partnersto Enterprise Opportunity [blog post]
- More about Equinix Channel Partner Program [website]
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