Equinix, Inc. and Forsythe Hosting Solutions have announced that Forsythe Hosting Solutions has been named an Equinix Gold Reseller Partner, enabling the company to resell Equinix colocation and interconnection services, including Equinix Cloud Exchange™, to its broad base of enterprise clients. The partnership also means that Equinix clients will now have access to Forsythe's hosting and managed services, managed security services, cloud migration, assessment and strategy services.

"At Equinix, we are seeing an increasing number of enterprises looking to broaden their global reach while deploying hybrid cloud architectures in a secure and high-performance manner. By partnering with Forsythe, we are able to combine the global scale and interconnection capabilities of Platform Equinix with Forsythe's specialized cloud and IT services. We are thrilled to welcome Forsythe to the Channel Partner Program and look forward to working together to bring innovative cloud solutions to the enterprise market," said Christopher Rajiah, vice president worldwide channel sales and alliances, Equinix.

Equinix and Forsythe clients will have new options that combine Equinix's global footprint of 145+ data centers worldwide, and its cloud interconnection capabilities available via Platform Equinix, with Forsythe's hosting and managed services, backup and recovery as a service (BaaS), and its wide breadth of advisory and implementation services including data center and workload migration, data center strategy, hardware and software procurement and financing.

In addition to now reselling Equinix colocation and interconnection services, Forsythe Hosting Solutions will also provide its managed services and colocation customers with access to Equinix Cloud Exchange via the Chicago International Business Exchange (IBX®) data center. By accessing the Cloud Exchange, Forsythe customers gain direct, private access to all the leading cloud service providers, including AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure, and others. This enables them to deploy hybrid and multi-cloud solutions in secure and high performance manner.

"At Forsythe, our clients are dynamically moving workloads among different geographically disperse environments and across different cloud platforms. They need the breadth of services to move these workloads and plan, build, migrate, secure, run and connect to hybrid cloud environments. Thanks to Equinix's global footprint and public cloud connectivity, we can now stand up and manage client environments anywhere around the world, which is especially important for clients setting up hybrid cloud environments," said Michael Conley, executive vice president, Forsythe Hosting Solutions.

Both Equinix and Forsythe Hosting Solutions clients will have the opportunity to expand their business geographically while connecting securely and directly with the growing ecosystem of cloud providers inside Equinix data centers.