Equinix Metal unveils new global location expansion
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) has announced that Equinix Metal has advanced its global scale, features and ability to enable as a Service consumption of the full value of Platform Equinix.
Equinix Metal is an automated, interconnected bare metal service that provides a fully automated way for digital businesses to access the value of Platform Equinix via its collection of DevOps and open-source integrations.
In March 2020, Equinix completed the acquisition of bare metal automation platform Packet, a $335 million transaction.
The company said that with these new and enhanced capabilities, Equinix Metal customers can consume interconnected infrastructure with the control of physical hardware and the low overhead and developer experience of the cloud.
Today's announcements include the expanded availability of Equinix Metal in 18 global metros, the addition of new networking features to support hybrid multi-cloud architectures, the certification of new software integrations on Equinix Metal, and the launch of a managed appliance as a Service solution.
The 18 global metros in the Americas (Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, São Paulo, Silicon Valley, Toronto and Washington, D.C.); in EMEA (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid and Paris); and in Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo).
"Our vision at Equinix is to empower digital leaders with a trusted platform that brings together and interconnects the foundational infrastructure that powers their success,” said Zac Smith, Managing Director, Equinix Metal.
“By expanding Equinix Metal globally, adding key networking capabilities and collaborating with leading hardware and software vendors to offer as a Service solutions, we're helping customers, partners and the ecosystem at large create their digital advantage faster."
A range of companies from SaaS companies to Global 2000 enterprises, are leveraging Equinix Metal to enter new regions, upgrade legacy infrastructure, improve performance, reduce latency, and reach clouds and end-users, the company revealed.