IX Reach Joins Equinix Cloud Exchange to Offer Global Remote Connectivity to a Hybrid of Cloud Platforms

Equinix

Wednesday 4th February – London, UK – IX Reach, the wholesale network solutions provider, will join the Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX), launched in April 2014. The partnership will enable enterprises to remotely reach a select number of Equinix International Business Exchanges™ (IBX®) data centers across North America, Europe and the Middle East, and access a hybrid of popular cloud platforms via the Exchange.

In an evolution of the remote peering and connectivity business model that IX Reach founded its success on, the innovative carrier provider is now offering a similar network service to connect customers remotely to cloud providers, and a more diverse range of partners, including the Equinix Cloud Exchange.  By enabling many global IBX® data centres across IX Reach’s network, customers will now have the option to connect their equipment between multiple Equinix locations on a global scale.

IX Reach’s remote connectivity solutions enable ISPs, carriers and enterprises to build simple, yet robust, high-speed connections into cloud platforms, Internet Exchanges and new markets, at a fraction of the usual costs involved, and with much less hassle. It’s their Ethernet and DWDM capable Metro network in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, New York and Paris, in particular, that will provide a more extensive choice of locations for network operators to seamlessly, access the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

Quotes

Steve Wilcox, CEO and Founder, IX Reach:

“By connecting the IX Reach network to Equinix’s Cloud Exchange, our customers now have a much easier cloud connectivity solution. They are now able to choose which cloud platforms are the most important for their business needs, and connect with dedicated, private bandwidth from locations convenient for them. From one location they can setup a seamless circuit to reach a hybrid of cloud platforms over the Exchange. As more and more cloud platforms enter the market, this adds a lot of additional value to our Cloud Connectivity offering, and adds to the richness of our network.”
Ihab Tarazi, CTO, Equinix:

“Having a network such as IX Reach present and able to provide additional means of connectivity to the Equinix Cloud Exchange at multiple IBX® locations, is invaluable to the growth and diversity of our own service offering. IX Reach’s backbone also traverses a lot of Equinix locations, meaning our customers now also have the convenience of being able to inter-connect their network between Equinix sites, on a global scale.”

About IX Reach

IX Reach is the global number one reseller for Internet Exchange Points and a leading provider of wholesale carrier solutions such as, 
IX remote peering, low latency global high-speed point-to-point and multipoint capacity, metro and DWDM in major cities, enterprise business IP, BGP transit, cloud connectivity solutions and colocation.

The IX Reach platform enables carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises of all sizes to quickly and easily increase their network footprint without the need to invest heavily in their own infrastructure or increase resources.

Discover new markets and endless possibilities with IX Reach. For more information, visit www.ixreach.com

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,500 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centres. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 32 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.

About Equinix Cloud Exchange

The Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds, across multiple networks around the globe. By combining the automated interconnection of cloud, network and managed service providers with advanced service orchestration for the first time, the Equinix Cloud Exchange provides enterprises with simple, scalable, direct access to the multiple cloud services they need to build highly flexible hybrid cloud solutions. This removes the security, performance and vendor lock-in concerns holding many organisations back from fully adopting and reaping the benefits of cloud services. For more information on the Equinix Cloud Exchange, please visit http://www.equinix.com/solutions/by-services/interconnection/exchanges/equinix-cloud-exchange/