Equinix, Inc. has announced that Cirracore has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ to provide direct, scalable, and reliable access to its enterprise cloud platform in Equinix's Atlanta and Dallas International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. By joining the Cloud Exchange, Cirracore now enables enterprise customers in each of these markets to seamlessly and securely move workloads in and out of their VMware-based cloud.

"We recognize that our enterprise customers' needs vary based on their particular cloud deployment. By providing access to Cirracore's cloud platform from our Cloud Exchange, we can ensure that enterprise customers running VMware in our locations can quickly and easily provision additional cloud resources in mere minutes, without any impact to their performance," said Chris Sharp, vice president, cloud innovation, Equinix

Many enterprise customers today operate cloud infrastructure based on VMware technology.  As these companies look to deploy a hybrid cloud model, the ability to access Cirracore's platform via the Cloud Exchange simplifies the process of moving workloads between VMware-based clouds, by eliminating the need for conversion or translation.  Cirracore's customers have already expressed their support for this direct access and the benefit it will provide them.  According to Mark Skinner, director of IT for Colibrium, a provider of software for the health insurance industry,  "Providing direct, private access to Cirracore gives us the ability to offer secure, scalable, and highly available environments for our largest clients; allowing our software to service 200% more applications than last year's open enrollment." 

Direct and secure access to Cirracore's cloud platform will be immediately available via Equinix Cloud Exchange in Dallas and Atlanta data centers. Cirracore is the first cloud provider to offer connection to its services on Cloud Exchange in the Atlanta market. Atlanta has emerged as a frontrunner in business and technology innovation, being one of the country's leading markets for health IT companies, telecom and Internet security and emerging as a mobile payment epicenter.

Cirracore provides enterprise cloud resources, cloud backup and continuous replication to geographically diverse locations.

Equinix Cloud Exchange is currently available in 20 markets globally – Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Osaka, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. – with expansion planned to Zurich in early 2015.


This article was originally posted “Cirracore Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.