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May 11, 2015

Private Ethernet speeds access to Equinix’s Cloud Exchange

Collaboration with Global Capacity will provide direct access to service providers.

By James Nunns

Equinix is collaborating with Global Capacity to help provide direct access to the cloud service providers on Equinix’s Cloud Exchange.

The collaboration will provide access from Global Capacity’s One Marketplace through a direct Ethernet connection, so that enterprises can gain fast access to the eight Equinix International Business Exchange data centres in which Global Capacity resides.

The private Ethernet services mean that customers will be able to bypass the public internet and will be able to access cloud service providers from additional IBX data centres.

Jim Poole, VP, global service providers, Equinix, said: "The secure, high-performance connectivity provided by One Marketplace to the Equinix Cloud Exchange allows enterprises to access the services needed to build sophisticated hybrid cloud solutions capable of supporting their business-critical operations and applications."

"With this solution, cloud providers such as AWS in Washington, D.C., are now easily accessible from nearby metropolitan centers such as New York."

The Cloud Exchange has a number of major cloud providers such as AWS, Cisco, Google Cloud Platform, IBM SoftLayer and Microsoft Azure. It is also available in 21 markets globally.

Ben Edmond, Chief Revenue Officer, Global Capacity, said: "Demand for public, private and hybrid cloud services continues to grow steadily throughout the enterprise sector."

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"We are proud to offer our enterprise customers a simple, reliable and cost-effective solution to accelerate cloud migration through the interconnection of One Marketplace and the Equinix Cloud Exchange."

The One Marketplace offers business connections to the cloud from 1Mbps up to 1Gbps.

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