In Equinix’s colocation data center HH1 in Hamburg, GNX, a global provider of managed underlay and WAN networks, will start delivering tailored connection solutions to Equinix’s enterprise clients. Within the Equinix Partner Program, GNX is now an official Reseller Partner.
Companies deploying their IT infrastructures at the HH1 colocation data center and using interconnection services like Equinix Fabric and Network Edge can now use GNX to connect to over 4,000 carriers and Internet service providers (ISPs), resulting in improved connectivity at the digital edge.
“Through this new collaboration with GNX, we are further enhancing connectivity options for our customers in Hamburg,” said Jens-Peter Feidner, Managing Director, Germany, Equinix. “Enterprises benefit from the numerous carrier network providers now available, enabling our customers to leverage a neutral connectivity network combined with Equinix’s interconnection services such as Equinix Fabric. This partnership further underlines Hamburg’s growing importance as a digital hub, and one of Germany’s leading digital capitals.”
Colocation clients may access the full Equinix ecosystem of approximately 10,000 customers, including more than 1,800 networks and 2,950+ cloud and IT service providers, by combining Equinix Fabric with GNX’s managed first- and last-mile services. This would allow businesses to effectively deploy their digital infrastructure across regions, with “safe” access to their own infrastructure, customers, ecosystem, and clouds
The HH1 colocation facility is Equinix’s first data center in Hamburg, Germany, and the company’s fourth metro. GNX is carrier-neutral and provides first- and last-mile connection, as well as connecting with any SDWAN, SASE, or classic network WAN. GNX provides customers with a single point of contact from provisioning to “proactive” 24×7 support under a single contract.
“Supporting businesses that need a more agile, flexible and global approach to connectivity, GNX provides a unique, carrier-neutral model that enables clients to source solutions that best fit their requirements,” said Jan-Willem Meijer, CCO, the Netherlands, GNX. “We help to extend the Equinix ecosystem, including Equinix Fabric and cloud integration capabilities, to the customer premise using private or public connectivity options. This partnership has enabled us to offer access to the global Equinix ecosystem through our carrier-neutral connectivity, reducing the hassle of multi-vendor, multi-contract environments for our customers.
GNX is a carrier-agnostic global connectivity service provider. GNX delivers a unique, carrier-neutral strategy that enables clients to select solutions that best meet their requirements. The company’s clients can design global WANs by having explicit and transparent pricing for underlay connectivity services like ethernet, dark fiber, DIA internet access, or 4G / 5G.
“I’m very excited about the new possibilities we can offer together with Equinix in the Hamburg HH1 IBX,” said Rutger Bevaart, CEO, the Netherlands, GNX. “Through our partnership with Equinix, customers of the HH1 IBX gain access to over 4,000 global carriers and ISPs. Our next-generation approach to global connectivity brings together these carriers into our LARA platform, simplifying the sourcing of connectivity by being a virtual extension of our customers’ global network teams.”