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Equinix and IBM Cloud have expanded their collaboration. With the strengthened partnership, the two companies focus on providing private and scalable connectivity to global companies on the ‘digital edge’, via Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (EXC Fabric).

IBM and Equinix already had a longstanding partnership. As part of this, IBM Cloud Direct Link Exchange was deployed in various Equinix Internenational Business Exchange (IBX) data centres worldwide. That’s more than with any other Direct Link Exchange provider.

That’s what the company is now building on. Organisations are increasingly using a hybrid cloud strategy that combines public, private and on-premise opportunities. It also offers the possibility to connect to the IBM Cloud via major cities. Offering this will help enterprises accelerate the deployment of hybrid cloud solutions.

The deployments are made possible via the worldwide EXC Fabric, which offers a private start-up to IBM Cloud. This includes Direct Link Dedicated, Direct Link Exchange and Direct Link Dedicated Hosting.

Private cloud connection

Equinix has also become a member of Big Blue’s Cloud Direct Link Service Provider Program as part of the enhanced collaboration. This will enable Equinix to offer at least one Direct Link point of presence in all of Big Blue’s strategic markets.

With the renewed and expanded partnership, the two companies enable customers in 16 cities around the world to establish a secure, private cloud connection to the IBM Cloud. These customers do not have to travel via the public internet, so they can also use ECX Fabric to ensure low latency. Customers can also deploy hybrid cloud solutions via EXC Fabric, which can expand their IT infrastructure on the digital edge. In this way, sustainable growth must be achieved.

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