Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) says it has improved the connectivity of its Platform Equinix. The Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) now offers connections between all 37 ECX Fabric markets, located in five continents. Customers also can use the ECX Fabric as a primary connection option between Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers or as a more complete complement to their existing MPLS or Ethernet networks.
The expanded connectivity enables Equinix customers to connect to clouds in other regions as well as establish on-demand connections between the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Cloud connection options include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Google Cloud on Platform Equinix. The 37 metro markets in which ECX Fabric is available include Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Culpeper, Dallas, Denver, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Perth, São Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Warsaw, Washington, DC, and Zurich. Equinix asserts that more than 1,400 customers currently use the ECX Fabric.
"The imperative of digital transformation is driving enterprises to adopt multicloud strategies, which entail complex management of multicloud environments. Indeed, as their applications become increasingly distributed, residing not only in on-premises datacenters but also in public clouds, these organizations are finding that the parameters of what constitutes a datacenter network must be redefined,” commented Brad Casemore, vice president, datacenter networking at market research and analysis firm IDC via an Equinix press release. “In this context, IDC finds that interconnection architectures at the digital edge are becoming integral elements of a comprehensive network for the cloud era. The geographic expansion of ECX Fabric will play a valuable role in helping companies accelerate their digital transformation initiatives through having the ability to instantly deploy flexible, interconnection-oriented network architectures worldwide."
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