Equinix, Inc. has announced it has expanded its cloud ecosystem across EMEA, giving customers immediate access to an extensive range of cloud services colocated in its Amsterdam, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Zurich International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. Companies offering cloud services in EMEA include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Blue Box, CenturyLink Cloud, CloudSigma, Datapipe, Joyent, and Virtustream, among others.
"Equinix's cloud ecosystem in Europe gives businesses the ability to choose the best combination of cloud infrastructure, platform and software service providers to ensure they have the ideal hybrid cloud solution to meet their individual business needs. Customers also have a choice of cost effective connectivity options, delivering the highest levels of performance and security, while enabling them to seamlessly incorporate legacy on-premises and hosted private cloud infrastructure," said Sam Johnston, director, Cloud & IT Services, Equinix Europe.
Equinix customers can connect their owned and managed infrastructure directly to cloud service providers across the infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS) and software (SaaS) sub-segments, establishing a private network connection that may reduce network costs, increase performance and security, and provide a more consistent user experience than Internet-based connections. This means the Equinix cloud ecosystem gives customers the ability to choose the public cloud service providers and build the best combination of public, private and hybrid clouds to suit their global business needs.
Equinix is host to over 1,200 cloud and IT services companies globally, with 450 of those residing in IBXs across Europe.
Cloud providers whose services are available inside European IBXs include: Aciernet, Adapt, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Attenda, BIOS, Blue Box, Carrenza, CenturyLink Cloud, CloudSigma, CloudVPS, Computerline, CYSO, Datapipe, Firehost, IASO, Joyent, NavLink, nScaled, Ospero, Penta, ProfitBricks, Redbee, Redstor, Server Density, Virtustream and Vissensa.
Major cloud services providers available across Platform Equinix™ include Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure and VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.