Equinix Expands its ECX Fabric Network

24 Apr 2019 by Mike Allen

Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, announced the completion of its most recent phase in the evolution of Platform Equinix with expanded connectivity options. Equinix has expanded its connectivity service delivered via Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) to now support connections between all of its 37 ECX Fabric markets located across five continents.

“With our expanded ECX Fabric global connectivity functionality, our customers can now privately interconnect to key service providers and across their global digital infrastructure anywhere their business needs to be, at any time, enabling them to reach anyone in the world, on demand, through a single private connection," said Bill Long, Vice President, Interconnection Services, Equinix.

ECX Fabric is an on-demand, SDN-enabled interconnection service. It is currently available in 37 metros globally, including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Culpeper, Dallas, Denver, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Perth, São Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Warsaw, Washington, D.C. and Zurich. More than 1,400 customers currently use ECX Fabric.

The expanded interconnection service, which is available between any two ECX Fabric-enabled markets, allows customers to make use of the power of Platform Equinix to privately interconnect clouds, networks and services to global data centers at their digital edge. Equinix believes that it will be able to meet the ever-growing, on-demand interconnection needs of customers.

The company informed that customers could use the expanded ECX Fabric service as a primary connection between Equinix International Business Exchange data centers or as a complement to their existing networks. ECX Fabric enables customers to streamline their access to the world’s largest cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Google Cloud on Platform Equinix. According to the company, ECX Fabric is, thus, ideally suited to solve customers’ multi-cloud network connectivity challenges.

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Mike Allen

Mike Allen serves as VP of Solutions & Engineering and engages with clients directly to determine the best course of action for their IT infrastructure based on current and future requirements. Mike has an extensive technical background having worked for some of the largest carriers both domestically and Internationally. He specializes in data center, network, cloud and communications. He holds several certifications including CCNA and SSCA.
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