LCL, a Belgian carrier-neutral colocation data center operator with facilities located in Diegem, Aalst and Antwerp, partners with Equinix to offer Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric to its colocation customers. Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric offers connections to a variety of cloud services including AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, IBM and Salesforce. Users would gain easy access to SaaS solutions offered by service providers such as ServiceNow and F5 Networks as well.
In addition to 40+ telecom operators in the meet-me-rooms and numerous interconnectivity solutions, the arrival of ECX Fabric in Belgium will further broaden the connectivity options at LCL’s colocation data centers. It offers LCL customers an expanded number of multi-cloud connectivity options. Multi-cloud IT environments make use of both cloud services and data center colocation, which is currently on the rise in Belgium, according to LCL. The company aims to become the hub of Belgian connectivity, by continually searching for additional connectivity opportunities.
“It’s not about storing data, but about exchanging data”, said Laurens van Reijen, CEO of LCL. “In terms of connectivity, we are the key hub in Belgium. This is where telecom operators connect with each other, where you hop onto the backbone of the Internet and take the number-one ramp onto the data highway. We offer physical options to enter into a wide range of virtual connections. From here, we can also offer every conceivable hybrid multi-cloud IT solution, a concept that is definitely on the rise.”
About Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric
ECX Fabric is a “dynamic on-demand” interconnection solution, connecting businesses to clouds, partners and their own infrastructure, directly and “securely” in over 35 metros across the globe. As a result of the partnership with Equinix, LCL’s customers doing business in Belgium can:
- Simplify their hybrid cloud strategy by using one vendor to directly connect to the highest concentration of major cloud service providers globally.
- Optimize their network through dynamically selecting the traffic routes, integrating network and cloud services; wherever in the world they need to reach.
- Address security concerns of the public Internet by deploying private connections.
- Improve end user experience through connecting distributed data to networks, clouds and IT infrastructure at the edge.