Global IT distributor, Arrow Electronics, and data center services provider Equinix have joined forces to offer preconfigured hybrid cloud packages. These solutions would enable resellers and managed service providers to rapidly deploy and implement hybrid cloud solutions for enterprise customers.
The new turnkey hybrid cloud solutions include pre-packed configurations of HPE hyper-converged systems with HPE Helion CloudSystem and HPE OneView. The server, storage and software pre-configuration is located inside select Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) U.S. data centers.
The hybrid cloud package features direct, private access to leading cloud computing platforms via the Equinix Cloud Exchange, including Microsoft Azure via ExpressRoute. Equinix is also adding Canadian and European data center locations for the preconfigured solutions over the coming months.
“Managed hybrid cloud will be the key to channel partners’ success for the future,” said Steve Robinson, vice president of Arrow’s global cloud business. “The Equinix-Arrow hybrid cloud solution coupled with a direct connection to Microsoft Azure via Equinix Cloud Exchange gives our channel partners a robust, easy-to-consume solution that delivers a secure, high-performance hybrid cloud located in multiple markets around the globe.”
Resellers and managed service providers can quote, order and provision the new preconfigured hybrid cloud solutions “in a matter of minutes” through ArrowSphere, Arrow Electronics’ online marketplace.
“We are seeing significant growth in enterprise customers looking to re-architect and re-think their existing IT infrastructure to reap the benefits of the cloud, and specifically in a hybrid model,” said Greg Adgate, vice president, global technology partners, Equinix. “With these prepackaged solutions, we are helping enterprises expedite their transition to the cloud and quickly extend their existing infrastructure into Equinix and into the cloud.”