Equinix Expands Private Connectivity to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to New Global Markets
Effective immediately, customers in the
- To date,
Microsofthas deployed more ExpressRoute locations with Equinixthan with any other provider. Current metros include Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, New York, Osaka, Paris, São Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Torontoand Washington, D.C.
- Private access via
Equinixenables Microsoftto deliver the unique capabilities of hybrid cloud, including application services, production and identity management, data and backup and recovery services, and infrastructure services such as virtual networks and traffic management. Customers benefit from a combination of more predictable network performance, flexibility and reliability. With this service, enterprises specifically can implement private connectivity capabilities to build extensible hybrid-cloud strategies that don't scale well over the internet or over typical WAN networks.
- Direct and private connectivity to strategic cloud service providers like
Microsoftis essential as digital transformation fuels higher demand for localized digital services at the edge. According to the Global Interconnection Index, a market study published recently by Equinix, the capacity for private data exchange between enterprises and cloud providers is forecast to grow six times faster than public internet traffic between 2017 and 2020. Equinixhas been a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform provider since June 2017. The designation recognizes the company's ongoing commitment to helping enterprise customers worldwide achieve seamless, on-demand access to Azure and Microsoft Office365.
Ross Ortega, Partner PM Manager, Microsoft Azure Networking at Microsoft Corp.
"Since 2014, our collaboration with
Equinixhas allowed us to provide customers with the high-level interconnection and predictable global access they need to architect and deploy their hybrid clouds with a globally consistent experience. We are pleased to expand our Equinixrelationship with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute available in Miamiand Paris, allowing more businesses in these growing markets to access these services through the Equinixinterconnection and data center platform." Bob Breynaert, Global Managing Director, Strategic Alliances, Equinix
"In today's global digital economy, interconnecting with digital services and customers at the edge—in multiple and often distant locations—is critical. By expanding our collaboration with
Microsoftto bring Azure ExpressRoute to Equinix IBX data centers in more than 20 metros globally, we're increasing the value of Platform Equinix as the location where cloud connectivity happens."
- The Global Interconnection Index [market study]
- Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute FAQ [website]
- More about
Equinixand Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute [website]
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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