Equinix expands ECX Fabric to 37 markets

17 April 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Equinix has completed the enhancement of Platform Equinix with expanded connectivity options that help enterprises, cloud providers and network providers interconnect their global business at the digital edge.

The Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) now has expanded its connectivity service to now support connection between all of its 37 ECX Fabric markets located across five continents.

“The geographic expansion of ECX Fabric will play a valuable role in helping companies accelerate their digital transformation initiatives through having the ability to instantly deploy flexible, interconnection-oriented network architectures worldwide,” says Brad Casemore, vice president of data centre networking, IDC.

These include Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Culpeper, Dallas, Denver, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Perth, São Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Warsaw, Washington D.C. and Zurich.

“Our vision is to evolve Platform Equinix into a global platform that interconnects and integrates global businesses at the digital edge,” said Bill Long, vice president of interconnection services at Equinix.

“This capability is critical for the digital transformation efforts of many enterprises, cloud providers and network providers today. With our expanded ECX Fabric global connectivity functionality our customers can now privately interconnect to key service providers and across their global digital infrastructure anywhere their business needs to be, at anytime, enabling them to reach anyone in the world, on demand, through a single private connection.”

The enhanced services, available between any two ECX Fabric-enabled markets, allow customers to leverage the power of Platform Equinix to interconnect clouds, networks and services to global data centres at their digital edge.

"ECX Fabric allows us to easily interconnect our infrastructure in São Paulo and New York,” said Rodrigo Silva Simão, IT director, Agência Estado. “We are impressed with the potential and simplicity of the product. We can manage and scale the solution via the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric Portal and it is implemented in near-real time.”

This new capability allows customers to connect to clouds in other regions and directly enables customers to establish on-demand network connections between the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

“ECX Fabric allowed us to build a global mesh between our data centres and cloud providers,” added Troy Heffern, director of operations & engineering, WorldAware. “Whether an employee is accessing our network from Annapolis, London, Cape Town or Singapore, they are always routed to the closest data centre for access to the services and tools they need to carry out our mission 24/7.”

In addition, customers can also use the expanded ECX Fabric as a connection between Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres or as a complement to their existing networks.