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Options launches cloud connectivity services with Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric

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Options, a managed service and IT infrastructure provider, has launched new cloud connectivity services with Equinix.

Combining Options’ hybrid cloud offering and Equinix’s Cloud Exchange (ECX) Fabric, the new connectivity services will give businesses one streamlined and secure platform to deploy hybrid digital infrastructure globally.

“As organisations continue to embrace multi and hybrid cloud strategies, cloud architecture now necessitates a flexible and secure connectivity platform,” said, Sam Farmer, VP of business development, Options. “Equinix’s extensive physical infrastructure not only enables our client’s to reach the market faster but also enhances the connectivity ecosystem for which Options is renowned. Having delivered enterprise grade solutions in the cloud for decades, we are delighted to announce new connectivity services with Equinix and look forward to further empowering clients as they continue their cloud migration journey.”

Together, Options and Equinix will deliver fully managed solutions alongside a global platform, which provides financial services firms with cost-effective, low latency access to multi-asset trading environments. Additionally, Options’ global infrastructure enables customers with worldwide operations to work with a single vendor.

“We are excited to welcome Options to the growing number of cloud service providers who have joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange,” added John Knuff, vice president of financial ecosystems, Equinix. “By working with companies like Options, we continue to expand the breadth of cloud services available across Platform Equinix – ensuring Financial Service companies will now have multiple high-performance connectivity options to enable their hybrid cloud strategies."

The news follows Options deployment of colocation services in Australia and Canada as well as the growth of its operations in New Zealand and Asia. Earlier this month, Equinix entered into an expanded partnership with VMware to support VMware Cloud on Dell EMC on Platform Equinix.