Hibernia Networks launches EtherReach Cloud Exchange service

02 November 2015 |

Hibernia Networks is to offer Ethernet connectivity to and within the Equinix Cloud Exchange in Asia, Europe and North America via its cloud connectivity service EtherReach Cloud Exchange.

The service is said to utilise the company’s transatlantic cable, the Hibernia Express, to provide high-speed connectivity for latency sensitive and data-intensive cloud applications.

Hibernia Networks claims its EtherReach Cloud Exchange service is one of the largest network connectivity deployments for Equinix’s Cloud Exchange to date.

The first phase of the deployment includes 12 major cities located across six countries and the second phase, scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2016, will expand the reach to 18 cities in eleven countries.

“EtherReach Cloud Exchange provides enterprises, system integrators and wholesale customers with a secure, dedicated global network connectivity solution to the robust selection of cloud service providers available on the Equinix Cloud Exchange,” said Al DiGabriele, SVP of product and marketing at Hibernia Networks.

“Combining a more consistent and lower latency network experience with access to cost-effective cloud services allows customers to simplify operations, improve efficiencies and accelerate time to market.”

The service is said to enable access to over 500 cloud providers, including infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service cloud (SaaS) platforms, such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and Office 365, Oracle, Softlayer and VMWare vCloud Air.

Jim Poole, VP of service provider marketing at Equinix said: “With locations in 33 markets worldwide, Equinix’s data centres are a major hub for cloud services, and Equinix Cloud Exchange is available in 21 of those markets, and growing. Being able to tap into Hibernia Networks’ high capacity, low latency network infrastructure provides customers with a cost-­effective, secure and reliable dedicated connection as an alternative to the public internet.”