Highlights / Key Facts:
- The Equinix CLS configuration is ideal for extending the backhaul capacity of a subsea cable system directly to the ecosystems of companies in its high-density IBX data centers. This architecture greatly simplifies network design and allows cable operators easy access to a dense, rich ecosystem of networks, clouds and IT service providers.
Equinixhas been selected as an interconnection partner in more than 25 of the current subsea cable projects.
- The level of global data traffic is expected to reach 3.3 zettabytes by 2021,1 and almost every byte touches a subsea cable as cloud service providers, network service providers, content providers and enterprises push to move data globally in real time. The rapid growth of data—from basic web browsing and e-commerce to streaming video and AI—is helping drive a global surge in new subsea cable construction. Subsea cables are key to the internet and global connectivity, as 99% of intercontinental traffic crosses a subsea cable with less than one percent of the remaining traffic carried through satellite systems.
- According to the second annual
EquinixGlobal Interconnection Index (GXI), Interconnection Bandwidth (the total capacity provisioned to privately and directly exchange traffic with a diverse set of counterparties and providers at distributed IT exchange points) is expected to grow more than 10 times the internet globally by 2021. Emerging market dynamics and growing digital business adoption position Latin Americato be the fastest-growing region for Interconnection Bandwidth, with 59% per annum growth expected. Furthermore, Interconnection between Enterprises and Cloud and IT Providers is projected to grow 98% per annum through 2021, supporting businesses building out new digital services and migrating existing workloads to third-party cloud platforms.
Jim Poole, Vice President, Business Development, Equinix
"With the significant increase in global data traffic, we see corporations running global businesses demanding access to high-capacity, low-latency networks capable of connecting them to data centers across oceans with stringent levels of reliability. Any user of a subsea cable system that lands inside one of our
Equinixglobal data center termination points has instant, low-latency access to a host of vibrant industry ecosystems inside Equinix, and that's a huge advantage."
Equinixand Google Open First Subsea Cable Route to Chilein Two Decades [ Equinixblog]
- Delivering increased connectivity with our first private trans-Atlantic Subsea cable [
- Subsea cable momentum enables
Equinixto catch the next wave [ Equinixblog]
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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