Global data center services and interconnection provider, Equinix, is now offering direct and private access to the Salesforce platform via Equinix Cloud Exchange in markets across North America and Europe.
For companies in heavily regulated industries, such as healthcare and financial services, compliance and regulatory concerns remain top barriers to the adoption of cloud-based applications.
Direct access to Salesforce applications inside Equinix would enable customers to bypass the public Internet, therefore providing reliable connections without the inherent control and security concerns of the public Internet. The solution is now available via Equinix Cloud Exchange in select Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers.
Direct connections will be available across the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, including, Chatter, Sales Cloud, App Cloud, Service Cloud, Force.com, Communities, Work.com, Wave Analytics, Government Cloud and Health Cloud.
Equinix offers one of the industry’s broadest choices in cloud service providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, and SaaS providers, such as Salesforce. Equinix offers direct connections to many of these platforms via Equinix Cloud Exchange or Equinix Cross Connects. Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that provides virtualized, private direct connections that bypass the Internet to provide better security and performance with a range of bandwidth options. It is currently available in 21 markets, globally.
“Salesforce has a strong foothold in the enterprise market as a leader in business and CRM applications,” said Bill Long, Vice President, Interconnection Solutions.” For certain customers, an all-public cloud solution comes with its regulatory concerns. But, by providing these customers with dedicated connectivity to their Salesforce environments simply, securely and cost-effectively from Cloud Exchange, we help them connect and build a hybrid cloud solution that works for them.”