Colocation Company Equinix Becomes Google Cloud Premier Partner

Data center colocation and interconnection provider Equinix has become a Google Cloud Premier Partner. The partnership would enable enterprises to more easily connect and migrate priority workloads to Google Cloud.

“Equinix’s Premier Partner certification underlines our long-standing partnership with Google Cloud and the key role we are now playing at the center of the cloud-first world,” said Royce Thomas, Senior Vice President, Global Account Management, Equinix.
“By providing real-time, flexible and scalable connectivity to Google Cloud for customers, partners and suppliers, we are providing critical solutions for digital enterprises looking to harness the power of the cloud. This is a key priority for us, which is why we recently appointed industry veteran CB Velayuthan as our new Global Managing Director of Strategic Alliances, leading our business with Google.”

The combination of Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric and Google Cloud Interconnect services is intended to provide more agile and scalable hybrid multicloud services for Equinix clients. The integration of Equinix SmartKey and Google Cloud External Key Manager (EKM) provides clients with secured key storage, encryption and tokenization services.

Equinix claims it houses more than 35% of Google Cloud on-ramps, in over 35 metros, through dedicated enterprise-leveraged or partner GCI services.

ECX Fabric

Royce Thomas
“Equinix’s Premier Partner certification underlines our long-standing partnership with Google Cloud and the key role we are now playing at the center of the cloud-first world,” said Royce Thomas, Senior Vice President, Global Account Management, Equinix.

As an additional support to businesses looking to simplify hybrid multicloud infrastructures, Equinix recently rolled out one of its largest expansions of ECX Fabric. This would provide increased access to a rich ecosystem of clouds, networks, partners and customers, most critical to digital business.

Equinix provides direct connections to Google Cloud via GCI and ECX Fabric. This would increase agility for enterprises in evolving market conditions.

ECX Fabric would enable streamlined access to the world’s largest cloud providers. It allows enterprises, network and cloud service providers to “directly, securely and dynamically” connect distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems globally. By connecting local services and distributed infrastructure via ECX Fabric, businesses can resolve application performance and digital transformation challenges.


“Digital business across the EMEA region and around the world is evolving at a rapid rate,” said Eugene Bergen Henegouwen, President, EMEA, Equinix. “Cloud computing isn’t a differentiator anymore, it’s a business-critical asset. In our most recent Global Tech Trends Survey, the majority of IT decision-makers surveyed in EMEA claimed they would be migrating more functionality to the cloud within the next year. Equinix’s Google Cloud Premier Partner status enables them to do this more seamlessly. Given the global challenges we face in the wake of COVID-19, this is now more important than ever.”