Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) and Equinix have announced an interconnect deal enabling direct access to Equinix Cloud Exchange™ via GCX's Cloud X Fusion at 6 major locations including Los Angeles, Ashburn, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, and Singapore.

"This collaboration empowers enterprises to simplify and accelerate their increasingly strategic deployments of cloud and demonstrates another milestone in our global cloud strategy," said Bill Barney, CEO of Global Cloud Xchange. "Through the interconnection of Cloud X Fusion and Equinix Cloud Exchange, customers will instantly benefit from the added flexibility and global reach to be more competitive, especially as we look at new opportunities in today's fastest growing emerging markets including the Middle East and India."

"As enterprises become more adept at integrating, aggregating and orchestrating Cloud, it is mission critical to have a reliable, secure, and high-performance network connectivity to succeed in this new landscape." said Steve Smith, CEO of Equinix. "We are pleased to have GCX as part of our growing Equinix Cloud Ecosystem."

GCX's Cloud X Fusion will deliver enterprise grade connectivity directly into the Equinix Cloud Platform. The joining of the two ecosystems will enable the ability to extend the reach of the Equinix Cloud Exchange which is currently available in 19 carrier neutral data center locations to all 105 Equinix IBXs facilities across GCX's privately owned global subsea fiber infrastructure.

Cloud X Fusion is part of GCX's Cloud X portfolio, a proprietary platform designed to seamlessly combine the speed and power of fiber optics with the agility, flexibility and cost-efficiencies of "pay-as-you-go" cloud computing; available globally and controlled by a simple-to-use user portal. With Cloud X Fusion, enterprises can use Ethernet or MPLS VPN to securely connect their on-premises network, data center or any other network resources via GCX's private network directly to Equinix Cloud Exchange, an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand, direct access to over 450 Cloud Service Providers including Amazon Web Service, Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer and Google Cloud Platform.