Ardenta and its customers benefit from the low-latency connectivity to vCloud Air in this exciting collaboration.
Secure, dedicated and high-throughput connectivity via Equinix provides enterprise customers with high-performance VMware-based hybrid clouds
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — October 17, 2016 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it is offering direct and private access to VMware vCloud® Air™ on Platform Equinix™ in major markets across North America and Europe. Access is available either via Equinix Cloud Exchange™, the company’s cloud interconnection platform, or via Direct Connect, depending on location. These dedicated, private connections reduce network costs and provide higher and more consistent network performance than Internet-based connections for enterprise customers looking to build out their VMware-based hybrid clouds.
By combining the flexibility of public cloud with the control and security of private cloud, hybrid cloud deployments are on the rise within enterprise IT, with an estimated annual growth rate of 45 percent*. Direct access to vCloud Air inside Equinix provides seamless hybrid cloud enablement for VMware customers by enabling them to easily combine on-premises vSphere investments with the agility of public cloud without the inherent latency of the public Internet. The solution is now available via Equinix Cloud Exchange in London, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, and also via Direct Connect in Frankfurt, London, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.
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About Ardenta, a Claranet Group Company
Established in 2001, UK-based e-gaming specialists Ardenta were acquired by Claranet in 2016. Claranet is one of Europe’s leading Managed Services Providers. Our IT services help our customers do amazing things. We simplify the management of IT services so our customers can concentrate on what they do best. By working with us our customers gain access to a wide range of integrated hosting, networks and communications managed services, as well as our support and expertise 24×7.
Equinix, Inc. connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
VMware, vCloud, vCloud Air, and vSphere are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.
*Source: Synergy Research Group
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