Equinix, Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with Datang Telecom Group in China. As a part of the partnership, Datang Telecom, which currently holds a cross regional Internet Data Center (IDC) license in Beijing and Shanghai, will become the service delivery partner for Equinix in China enabling Equinix to expand further into the growing domestic enterprise market. On behalf of Equinix, Datang will offer Equinix customers in China a broad range of interconnection services, including Equinix Cloud Exchange, that leverage Equinix's years of operational expertise and experience in delivering data center services around the world.

This partnership comes as Equinix continues to extend the reach of its global platform to 145 data centers. The company continues to play a central role in advancing the digital economy's interconnected era, in which businesses are demanding increasing levels of interconnection to accelerate business performance.

"As the digital economy continues to transform businesses in China and around the world, companies are becoming increasingly interconnected, and Equinix is the place where they come to physically connect to each other. The China market is an important element of our global platform, and our partnership with Datang Telecom Group enables greater expansion into key vertical markets and locations within China. By combining the strength of both companies, we will offer customers a full suite of value-added services with the same levels of service quality Equinix is known for throughout the world," said Samuel Lee, president, Equinix Asia-Pacific.

Equinix will continue to operate three International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Shanghai via the partnership with Datang.

Founded in 1999, Datang, is a state-owned market leader in telecom equipment manufacturing with more than $3 billion in annual revenue.

As the service delivery partner for Equinix in China, Datang will offer additional value added services to Equinix customers in China – making for an easier and richer experience for Equinix's global customer base to do business with Equinix in China.