Equinix and VMware to deliver enterprise hybrid cloud

Equinix and VMware to deliver enterprise hybrid cloud solutions

27 August 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Equinix has entered into an expanded partnership with VMware to support VMware Cloud on Dell EMC on Platform Equinix.

The collaboration aims to meet the changing needs of enterprise that need to ensure the availability, performance, security and reliability of a massive set of applications while operating in a cost-effective and scalable manner. The two will develop solutions to help enterprises accelerate hybrid cloud transformations based on VMware Cloud on Dell EMC within Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres.

“By working together to offer hybrid cloud services, Equinix and VMware look forward to delivering the digital foundation for enterprise transformations in a cloud-first world,” said Charles Meyers, CEO, Equinix. “Together with VMware, we are reinventing hybrid cloud infrastructures based on the breakthrough VMware Cloud on Dell EMC service to deliver against today’s security, performance and availability requirements. Customers will soon be able to combine VMware’s world-class compute, storage and networking technology with the strength of our global interconnection platform – making hybrid multi-cloud a reality for digital businesses.”

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC brings together the simplicity of the public cloud with the security and control of on premise infrastructure. Additionally, with the ECX Fabric interconnection service on Platform Equinix and VMware enterprises can leverage private and secure multi-cloud connectivity, and quickly deploy hybrid cloud infrastructures. 

“The industry’s rapid adoption of hybrid cloud architectures for enterprise IT infrastructure is enabling higher levels of agility, security and availability than ever before,“ added Pat Gelsinger (pictured), CEO, VMware. “Equinix and VMware have been partners for several years, serving a majority of Global 2000 joint customers. Our newly expanded partnership will enable our mutual customers to gain the benefit of the Equinix enterprise capabilities and the world-class VMware Cloud on Dell EMC solution. We are thrilled to be working with Equinix to offer hybrid cloud solutions that accelerate our customers’ digital transformation.”

The news follows the collaboration between Equinix and VMware to offer VMware Cloud on AWS Direct Connect at Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres globally.