Equinix Fabric: The New Standard for Interconnecting Digital Infrastructure
As enterprise demands for ecosystem access, infrastructure performance and network agility increase, customers are choosing Equinix Fabric as their de facto interconnection standard for connecting their digital infrastructure globally on Platform
"With the pandemic creating a massive shift to remote working earlier this year, Aon was able to pivot and support 100% of our workforce remotely without any reduction in services. We were also able to roll out new capabilities at a time when many companies were struggling to keep employees connected and remain productive," said
Enterprises and service providers are now using Equinix Fabric as a single interconnection approach to connect between all their physical and virtual devices located within Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers and the world's largest digital infrastructure ecosystem. This includes connecting physical devices located within
Significantly expanding the size of the digital ecosystem accessible at software speed to Equinix Fabric customers,
Transforming the way in which industry-leading network service providers can distribute networking services in the future,
Network Edge Now Offers Full Suite of Leading SD-WAN Services
Further expanding its virtual network function (VNF) services ecosystem to help companies create and operate their network infrastructure at
The Network Edge platform enables companies to deploy virtual networking services in real time from multiple vendors, including Cisco,
- Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric has recently been re-branded Equinix Fabric in recognition of the expanded capabilities, signifying the pivotal shift in how the product has evolved from delivering cloud connectivity to now serving as the interconnection method for all types of IT infrastructure, and as the consumption mechanism for a wide range of virtualized IT services.
- Equinix Fabric is a software-defined interconnection service that allows any business to connect between its own distributed infrastructure and to any other company's infrastructure on Platform Equinix. With Equinix Fabric integration built into both Network Edge and Equinix Metal over the trusted
Equinixplatform, digital leaders can bring together all the right places, partners and possibilities to create the foundational infrastructure needed to succeed. Currently, Equinix Fabric supports approximately 27,500 customer connections, representing 32 percent year-over-year growth in this past year.
- In the past year, Equinix Fabric has expanded into seven new markets including Bogotá,
Canberra, Dubai, Hamburg, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiroand Seoul, helping more global enterprises and service providers unlock greater value from Platform Equinix. With the addition of these new markets, Equinix Fabric is available today in 49 strategic metros across five continents including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Barcelona, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Culpeper, Dallas, Denver, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Perth, São Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sofia, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Warsaw, Washington, D.C.and Zurich. By the end of 2021, Equinixexpects to have Equinix Fabric available in a total of 56 strategic markets, including Calgary, Kamloops, Montreal, Mumbai, Philadelphia, Vancouverand Winnipeg. Equinixhas also recently expanded the availability of Network Edge to Seattleand Toronto, enabling more companies to modernize their networks and connect their digital supply chains within minutes at Equinix. With the addition of these new markets, Network Edge is available today in a total of 11 metros including Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, and Washington, D.C.In 2021, Equinixexpects to have Network Edge available in four additional markets including Hong Kong, Madrid, São Paulo and Tokyo.
Peter Coppens, Vice President Product Portfolio, Colt Technology Services
"This year has proven what we have long known, which is on-demand networking coupled with a technological ecosystem of like-minded providers is key to powering enterprises' rapid transformations. By extending our collaboration with
Equinix, together we're giving enterprises greater agility and control over their most critical asset in today's business landscape – their network." Fraser Street, Vice President of Technical Alliances at Silver Peak, recently acquired by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
"As enterprises advance digital transformation initiatives, a cloud-first WAN architecture is essential to an organization's overall digital infrastructure and long-term success. By deploying Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect virtual SD-WAN appliances on
Equinix'sNetwork Edge services, we are enabling enterprises to scale globally by virtually deploying a secure, digital-ready infrastructure at the edge within a matter of minutes from nearly anywhere in the world." Jennifer Cooke, Research Director, Cloud to Edge Datacenter Trends, IDC
"With the pandemic accelerating the pace of digital transformation today, many enterprises are challenged with traditional infrastructure that was not built to meet the demands of a digital business world. As a result, connecting digital infrastructures is increasingly complex and costly for many companies. Connectivity challenges have also been increasing as data traffic continues to explode. Solving these challenges requires a new approach. It requires assembling foundational infrastructure on demand and bringing together an interconnected ecosystem of providers on a global platform. By deploying their digital infrastructure on Platform Equinix, many enterprises can quickly and easily achieve this today."
Bill Long, Senior Vice President, Core Product Management, Equinix
"With digital business growth driving the need for network optimization, enterprises and service providers require access to an agile infrastructure platform to create digital advantage. As the world's digital infrastructure company,
Equinixis meeting these critical needs by advancing our next-generation platform strategy to become the center of our customers' IT transformation efforts. No longer just about cloud connectivity, Equinix Fabric is now the new standard interconnection approach for digital leaders on Platform Equinix. The product name change we've made further signifies the pivotal shift in how the Equinix Fabric capabilities have evolved."
- Changing the Way Digital Business Connects [blog]
- Powering Digital Leaders [e-book]
- Learn more about Equinix Fabric [website]
- Learn more about Equinix Fabric Service Provider Availability [website]
- Learn more about Network Edge [website]
- Learn more about Equinix Metal [website]
- Equinix Unveils Fully Automated and
Interconnected Bare Metal Service[press release]
- Equinix Launches Large Expansion of Interconnection Services in EMEA to Help Enterprises Simplify Hybrid Multicloud Connectivity [press release]
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
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