Equinix expands connectivity platform to 36 regions

Service allows clients to interconnect clouds, networks and services to global data centres

Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland and emerging markets for Equinix: ‘We are opening up new opportunities for Irish businesses to expand and thrive overseas.’ Photograph: John Ohle

Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland and emerging markets for Equinix: ‘We are opening up new opportunities for Irish businesses to expand and thrive overseas.’ Photograph: John Ohle

 

Global interconnection and data centre company Equinix has expanded its connectivity platform to support connections between 36 markets in five continents.

The service, which is delivered through Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric), allows clients to privately interconnect clouds, networks and services to global data centres, and enables customers for the first time to establish on-demand network connections between the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Brazil.

The expansion comes as research from Equinix shows more than half of Irish IT decision-makers worry that issues with connectivity will restrict their ability to expand overseas.

New markets

“Essentially what we have done is built a private network that businesses can use to reach new markets, business partners and customers. In doing so, we are opening up new opportunities for Irish businesses to expand and thrive overseas. They can connect to clouds in other regions as if they were located right here in our Dublin data centres,” said Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland and emerging markets for Equinix.

“The increased connectivity will also support businesses who need to connect into the EU and we will facilitate that.”

Equinix’s ECX Fabric service can also help clients streamline access to multiple cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Google Cloud on Platform Equinix.

The service is currently available in 36 regions, including Dublin, Singapore, Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Melbourne and São Paulo.