Gulf Bridge improves connectivity by moving into Equinix MC1

Gulf Bridge improves connectivity by moving into Equinix MC1

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Cloud and network connectivity provider GBI (Gulf Bridge International) is expanding its collaboration with Equinix by establishing a point-of-presence at the Equinix data centre in Oman.

Since 2015, GBI has already benefited from connections in key European Equinix data centre locations in both Amsterdam and Frankfurt, so GBI’s new presence at the Equinix MC1 International Business Exchange (IBX) in Muscat builds on this.

Equinix MC1 IBX serves as a regional interconnection hub providing “ultra-low latency” connection points between key global business markets. For GBI this means improved quality of its IP Transit and Cloud Connect products.

Brendan Press, CCO of GBI, said: “Recent Equinix research shows almost two-thirds (60%) of digital leaders in the UAE have accelerated their digital transformation plans, all of which has to be underpinned by reliable and trusted connectivity. GBI’s presence at the Equinix MC1 data centre will be highly valuable.”

Kamel Al-Tawil, managing director for the Middle East and North Africa at Equinix, added: “Businesses need a simple way to bring together digital infrastructure that encompasses a choice of multiple providers, distributed geographies and hybrid multi-cloud architectures.”

Last week, Equinix posted a quarterly annual revenue increase of 13% to $1.66 billion, with record bookings in the Americas region and in the enterprise vertical.

The company also exceeded 400,000 customer interconnections. Adjusted EBITDA was $797 million.

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