Equinix introduces VMware-based hybrid clouds

17 October 2016 |


Equinix is offering direct and private access to VMware hybrid cloud solutions on Platform Equinix in all major markets across North America and Europe.

This access is available via Equinix Cloud Exchange, the company’s cloud interconnection platform, or Direct Connect, depending on location. These are dedicated, private connections with a more consistent network performance than Internet-based connections for enterprise customers looking to build out their VMware-based hybrid clouds.

By combining the flexibility of the public cloud with the control and security of the private cloud, hybrid cloud deployments are on the rise within enterprise IT. Direct access to vCloud Air inside Equinix provides hybrid cloud enablement for VMware customers by enabling them to easily combine on-premises vSphere investments with the agility of public cloud without the inherent control, latency and security concerns, and limitations of the public Internet.

The solution is now available via Equinix Cloud Exchange in London, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres, and also via Direct Connect in Frankfurt, London, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

Mark Adams, Chief Development Officer, Equinix said: “VMware has a strong history and established foothold within the enterprise market, and therefore it is important that we provide direct access to their solution via our Equinix Cloud Exchange as enterprise demand for high-performance, enterprise-grade cloud services continues to grow. Cloud Exchange was developed with the intent of providing improved performance of cloud-based applications and workloads through high-throughput, low-latency connections and we are thrilled to be able to provide this to VMware customers.”

Allwyn Sequeira, senior vice president and general manager, vCloud Air, VMware said: “Working with Equinix accelerates the reach of our cloud services, and provides unified and true hybrid cloud enablement solutions for our customers. Through this collaboration, customers can now gain new data centre locations for VMware vCloud Air and parallel connection, network, colocation, hosting and managed services to facilitate their hybrid cloud build-out.”