Hibernia Networks, a provider of “high speed” global telecommunications services, has announced that it will offer Ethernet connectivity to and within the Equinix Cloud Exchange in Asia, Europe and North America, via Hibernia Networks’ EtherReach Cloud Exchange service.
The company’s newest cloud connectivity solution, EtherReach Cloud Exchange leverages the ”low latency” transatlantic cable, Hibernia Express, to provide “high-speed” connectivity for latency sensitive and data-intensive cloud applications.
The Hibernia Networks’ EtherReach Cloud Exchange service is one of the largest network connectivity deployments for Equinix’s Cloud Exchange, to date. The first phase of the deployment includes 12 major cities located across six countries. The second phase, slated for completion in the first quarter of 2016, will expand the reach to 18 cities in eleven countries. EtherReach Cloud Exchange would feature a rapid service turn-up and provide a consistent level of network and application performance backed by SLA guarantees.
“EtherReach Cloud Exchange provides enterprises, system integrators and wholesale customers with a secure, dedicated global network connectivity solution to the robust selection of cloud service providers available on the Equinix Cloud Exchange,” said Al DiGabriele, senior vice president of product and marketing at Hibernia Networks. “Combining a more consistent and lower latency network experience with access to cost-effective cloud services allows customers to simplify operations, improve efficiencies and accelerate time to market.”
IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
The EtherReach Cloud Exchange service would provide fast, seamless and secured network connectivity to the Equinix Cloud Exchange, enabling access to more than 500 cloud providers including leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud platforms among which Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and Office 365, Oracle, Softlayer, and VMware vCloud Air.
“With locations in 33 markets worldwide, Equinix’s data centers are a major hub for cloud services, and Equinix Cloud Exchange is available in 21 of those markets, and growing,” said Jim Poole, vice president of service provider marketing, Equinix. “Being able to tap into Hibernia Networks’ high capacity, low latency network infrastructure provides customers with a cost-effective, secure and reliable dedicated connection as an alternative to the public Internet.”