Equinix Utilizes Hibernia Networks’ Fiber Optic Network to Expand Its Media Cloud Ecosystem for Entertainment

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Equinix, a global interconnection and colocation data center company, will expand its Equinix Media Cloud Ecosystem for Entertainment (EMCEE) into Equinix data centers in Asia, Europe and North America. The low latency performance and sheer volume of bandwidth capacity available on Hibernia Networks’ global footprint would be exactly what Equinix requires for its EMCEE.

The expansion would allow customers to seamlessly cross-connect with those data centers on demand, enabling the efficient distribution of content in the EMCEE. The Media Cloud Ecosystem for Entertainment would provide cost-effective content storage and distribution for film and television companies, utilizing digital IT infrastructures to meet the demand for growing OTT applications.

hibernia networks“The low latency performance and sheer volume of bandwidth capacity available on Hibernia Networks’ global footprint is exactly what Equinix requires for EMCEE,” said Matt George, Senior Manager, Content & Digital Media, Equinix. “More than ever, media and entertainment businesses need to efficiently manage content creation, storage and distribution utilizing high speed network infrastructure combined with cloud technologies. This ecosystem does so with unprecedented speed and ease of implementation.”

Through this collaboration, M&E businesses can leverage data and video transmission services on demand between Equinix data centers and key customer studios and other facilities. This data center-based solution would reduce the cost of content storage, management and transport while providing flexibility to transmit data 24/7, year-round.

“This cloud ecosystem is paramount for all technology driven content production companies,” said Wes Hanemayer, VP of Video Services, Hibernia Networks. “Our focus is to bring next-generation video transport technology to the marketplace that benefits our customers. We’re excited about this new milestone in our well-established partnership with Equinix aimed at better serving the evolving needs of M&E customers.”