Global interconnection and colocation data center company, Equinix, is now offering direct and private access to the SAP Cloud portfolio – including SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform, in multiple markets across the globe.
Dedicated, private connections are available via Equinix Cloud Exchange and the SAP Cloud Peering service in the Equinix Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, New York, Silicon Valley, Sydney, Toronto and Washington, D.C. International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers, with additional markets planned for later this year.
As cloud adoption continues to rise, so does the growth of multi-cloud deployments, according to a recent IDC CloudView survey. In fact, 85% of respondents are either currently using a multi-cloud strategy or plan to do so in the near-term. Through Equinix’s newly offered SAP Cloud connectivity, enterprise customers would benefit from high-performance and secured access to SAP cloud services as part of their hybrid or multi-cloud strategy.
“Equinix recognizes that enterprise cloud needs vary, and by aligning a company’s business requirements to the best cloud services, they can create a more agile, flexible and scalable IT infrastructure,” said Charles Meyers, president of strategy, services and innovation, Equinix. “With more than 130 million cloud subscribers, SAP has a strong foothold in the enterprise market, and by providing these customers and more with dedicated connectivity to their SAP software environments simply, securely and cost-effectively from Equinix Cloud Exchange, we help customers connect and build a hybrid cloud solution that works for them.”
Equinix Cloud Exchange, with direct access to multiple cloud services and platforms, such as the SAP Cloud portfolio, would help enterprise customers to expedite the development of hybrid and multi-cloud solutions across multiple locations – with the goal of gaining global scale, performance and security. This interconnection solution provides virtualized, private direct connections that bypass the Internet to provide better security and performance with a range of bandwidth options. Equinix Cloud Exchange is currently available in 23 markets, globally.
SAP Cloud Peering provides direct access inside the Equinix Cloud Exchange to help customers “looking to reap the benefits of the SAP Cloud portfolio, with the control and predictability of a dedicated connection.” Initially, access will be available for SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform, which serve as SAP’s IaaS and PaaS solutions respectively. SAP and Equinix plan to make available SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Hybris, SAP Ariba solutions and others in the near future.
Equinix offers a broad choice in cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Oracle, Google Cloud Platform, and other leading cloud providers such as SAP. Equinix offers direct connections to many of these platforms via Equinix Cloud Exchange or Equinix Cross Connects.