Equinix Cloud Exchange experiences high uptake among network service providers

22 February 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Equinix reports that the adoption of its Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) among its network service provider (NSP) customers has peaked.

According to the company, NSPs are increasingly turning to ECX Fabric to deliver on-demand, private multicloud connectivity to their business customers.

"Network service providers are increasingly turning to ECX Fabric as a way to provide on-demand, private multicloud connectivity to meet the evolving business demands of their customers,” said Bill Long, vice president of interconnection services, Equinix. “By helping NSPs connect their customers to multiple clouds and other service and IT providers anytime, anywhere and on any device, ECX Fabric is quickly becoming the gold standard for helping network providers connect their customers to the cloud sooner." 

The ECX Fabric allows networks to streamline their access to the cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Google Cloud on Platform Equinix through its interconnection.

"Telstra is making incredible progress in supporting our customer's digital transformations around the world with the Telstra Programmable Network (TPN) platform and SD-WAN services, many of which are enhanced by Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric, added Jim Fagan, global platform executive of products and technology, Telstra. “With Telstra's API-based integration of ECX Fabric into TPN, our customers can now have automated connectivity to leading cloud providers including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google and Oracle in just a few clicks and as little as two minutes. By aligning with the ECX Fabric, we are better enabled to serve our enterprise customers who are digitising infrastructure and seeking efficiencies as they expand their operations domestically and internationally."

By using ECX Fabric, NSPs can provision virtual connections to their cloud providers within minutes, whereas the traditional method can take up to weeks or months. Increasing speed to market for NSPs and enabling them to offer private, on-demand connectivity to cloud providers to their customers.

"Clients depend on our network and services to deliver reliable connectivity across their network. The ECX Fabric enables us to deliver the Cloud Connect solution and further enhance the performance of a client's public cloud environment," said Robert Schroeder, vice president of data product management at Spectrum Enterprise.