Equinix has extended its Cloud Exchange Fabric service to Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Istanbul, Lisbon and Sofia. The global colocation and interconnection provider will also extend its service into Hamburg, in Q2 2020. It allows enterprises and service providers to “seamlessly” interconnect to a rich ecosystem of clouds, networks, partners and customers.
In response a ‘digital transformation’ market shift, Equinix is now extending its ECX Fabric service in EMEA – to help digital businesses simplify hybrid multicloud deployments and expand their global interconnection opportunities on Platform Equinix. By extending ECX Fabric from Lisbon in the West to Istanbul in the East, Equinix would make it easier for digital businesses to increase their global reach by gaining broad access to the ecosystems they need for scaling their businesses globally.
“The migration to digital platforms, as well as the requirement for seamless and efficient interconnection to network providers and cloud platforms, are strong drivers for the colocation and interconnection market for enterprises, content and service providers,” said Courtney Munroe, Global Vice President, Telecommunications Research, IDC. “Equinix’s ECX Fabric interconnection service offers additional enhanced and efficient options for service providers and enterprises alike and will continue to drive growth of the digital ecosystem. This expansion is timely given the increased demand for interconnection as a result of shifting network patterns and the spike in network usage from some segments, due to the impact of COVID-19 quarantine policies.”
With the addition of the seven new EMEA markets, ECX Fabric will be available to customers across 45 strategic markets in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Barcelona, Boston, Brussels, Canberra, Chicago, Culpeper, Dallas, Denver, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Perth, Seattle, São Paulo, Silicon Valley, Seoul, Singapore, Sofia, Stockholm, Sydney, Toronto, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington D.C. and Zurich.
“Most of the organizations we work with around the world are already on a digital transformation journey, and are using the cloud to improve their global reach and seamlessly connect with the customers, partners and suppliers that matter to them,” said Eugene Bergen Henegouwen, President, EMEA, Equinix. “Indeed, in our latest global survey of IT decision-makers, nearly three-quarters (71%) said they plan to move more of their IT functions to the cloud. COVID-19 has accelerated this trend for some businesses that have had to rapidly virtualize their services to respond to the extremely fast-changing nature of business during this crisis. We believe our expansion of ECX Fabric will help them to not only successfully navigate the difficult months ahead, but come out the other side fit for the future and ready to seize the opportunities the cloud offers.”