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Equinix announces automated and interconnected bare metal service

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Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) has announced the availability of Equinix Metal, a fully automated and interconnected bare metal service.

Equinix Metal provides digital businesses with an automated, "as-a-service" deployment method to build their foundational infrastructure.

The service is available in Equinix International Business Exchange data centres across four global metros (Amsterdam, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC), and is expected to be available in 14 global metros by early 2021.

"Equinix Metal is another important step forward in our product portfolio, enabling enterprises to bring together and interconnect hybrid multicloud infrastructures at global scale on Platform Equinix,” said Sara Baack, Chief Product Officer, Equinix.

“With Equinix Metal integrated with Equinix Fabric, infrastructure customers can move at software speed, and tap into the global reach, interconnection value, and unparalleled community of ecosystem partners that digital leaders have come to expect from Equinix."

Building upon the recent acquisition of bare metal firm Packet - as well as technologies developed at Equinix—the addition of Equinix Metal expands Equinix's ability to help more companies gain digital advantage, according to the company.

Equinix Metal has the ability to address use cases that value global reach and participation within digital ecosystems, including:

  • Hybrid Cloud - Deploy infrastructure that is proximate to ecosystems and enables reduced CAPEX and incremental scaling at software speed.

  • DevOps Automation—Rapidly provision physical infrastructure with APIs and immediate access to supported ecosystem integrations.

  • Global Edge Delivery—Reduce latency, expand global reach and accelerate time to market to drive better end-user experiences.

  • Security & Compliance—Benefit from single tenancy and private connectivity, with access to hardware level security protocols.

"Red Hat has championed an industry vision for open hybrid cloud architectures, with a consistent foundation from bare metal to virtualised infrastructures and the cloud, enabling customers to truly build any app anywhere,” said Chris Wright, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat.

“Collaborating with partners like Equinix to help enable our customers' hybrid cloud success is a key part of that vision, which is why we are pleased to be working with them to deliver Red Hat OpenShift on the Equinix Metal service."

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