Equinix partners with Alibaba Cloud to provide increased connectivity to the cloud

Customers can have direct access to Alibaba Cloud via Equinix Cloud Exchange from a multitude of markets in the regions EMEA and APAC

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — June 14, 2017 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq : EQIX), a global provider of interconnection and data centres, announces a collaboration with the division cloud computing group Alibaba. This partnership will offer companies a direct access to the services of Alibaba Cloud via Cloud Exchange™, and has been since the centers for International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) of Equinix in Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Sydney, and Washington, D. C. other centres should soon be added to this list (Frankfurt and London).
The cloud computing market continues to expand rapidly in Asia. This is particularly the case in China, where it is expected to register an annual growth of 40 % until 2020 to reach the value of $ 20 billion according to the international trade administration of the United States. Access to Alibaba Cloud is a critical element for multinationals looking to deploy their cloud-based applications in this rapidly growing region to be securely and efficiently. Equinix provides these businesses with direct, secure access to the entire suite of services Alibaba Cloud. In addition, with Alibaba Cloud Express Connect, they can rely on the extensive network of Alibaba Cloud in mainland China.

Key facts from the announcement

In total, the direct access to Alibaba Cloud on the Cloud Exchange is now extended to 6 markets in the regions Asia/Pacific, EMEA and the americas. Equinix was already the access to this service through its center, IBX, Singapore. The company has also recently announced that Alibaba Cloud took advantage of its web hosting services to Sydney and Dubai with Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (“du”).

With more than 179 data centres spread across 44 countries in the world, Equinix gives cloud service providers such as Alibaba Cloud an ideal platform to expand their offerings and meet the growing needs of their customers around the world. Equinix Cloud Exchange, which offers a direct and private access to a multitude of suppliers, is currently available in 21 markets around the world : Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Osaka, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, D. C., and Zurich.


Greg Adgate, vice-president, partnerships, global technology, Equinix :
“Alibaba Cloud is one of cloud service providers the most flourishing in the world. This partnership is therefore of major importance for us who continue to make every effort to help companies around the world to create the cloud secure and private without compromising the performance of their networks and applications. We are delighted to offer direct access to the service from different markets in the United States, Asia and Europe, and we look forward to support additional markets in the near future. ”

Yeming Wang, deputy general director, Alibaba Cloud Global :
“The global coverage of the service, Equinix Cloud Exchange enables Alibaba Cloud access to new markets with ease. We are excited to offer more value and to bring our services to our customers by taking advantage of the powerful cloud connectivity to the application of Equinix, and in particular to provide better access to the chinese market. ”

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq : EQIX) connects businesses leaders around the world to their customers, employees and partners within the data centres the most interconnected. Present in 44 markets and on 5 continents, Equinix is the platform where meet companies in order to discover new opportunities and accelerate the implementation of their business strategies, it and cloud. Web Site equinix.com.

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