Global interconnection and colocation data center company, Equinix, has announced a collaboration with Alibaba Cloud – the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. It would provide enterprises with direct, scalable access to Alibaba Cloud via the Equinix Cloud Exchange in the company’s Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Sydney, and Washington, D.C., data centers, with the addition of Frankfurt and London available soon.
With the addition of direct access to Alibaba Cloud on Cloud Exchange in these new markets across Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas, Equinix now offers private access to Alibaba Cloud in five markets. The company previously offered access in its Singapore IBX. Alibaba Cloud is also a colocation customer in Dubai with Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC.
With 179 data centers across 44 markets around the world, Equinix provides cloud service providers such as Alibaba Cloud with a platform to scale their offerings globally to support growing customer demand. The Equinix Cloud Exchange, which offers direct and private access to multiple cloud service providers, is currently available in 21 markets globally including – Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Osaka, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Zurich.
“The global reach of Equinix Cloud Exchange makes it simple for Alibaba Cloud to access new markets,” said Yeming Wang, deputy general manager of Alibaba Cloud Global. “We are pleased to provide greater value and bring our services closer to enterprises by leveraging Equinix’s powerful, on-demand cloud connectivity, and in particular to provide greater connectivity to the Chinese market.”