Orange Business Services is joining Equinix Cloud Exchange, a new service that provides seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds and multiple networks inside Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. Equinix first announced its Cloud Exchange in in April 2014.
Specifically, Orange Business Services plans to offer its Business VPN Galerie cloud-ready network solution, to enterprises in selected International Business Exchanges (IBX®) data centers across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific via the Exchange. Business VPN Galerie from Orange Business Services is a managed service that provides access to both Orange cloud capabilities and to partners’ cloud service platforms. Initially, Orange Business Services will offer VPN Galerie service on the Equinix Cloud Exchange across three regions in the coming months.
Equinix Cloud Exchanges are currently offered in 13 markets globally – Silicon Valley, Washington D.C., New York, Toronto, Seattle, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris – with expansion planned to a total of 19 markets by the end of 2014.
"By bringing together network and cloud service providers with cloud consumers, and enabling them to establish private, high-performance connections, the Equinix Cloud Exchange gives enterprises secure, direct access to the services they need to build sophisticated hybrid cloud solutions. Furthermore, cloud services providers will benefit from connectivity to Business VPN Galerie, which will enable delivery of Orange Business Services’ applications in the cloud, while maintaining the same outstanding quality of service,” stated Ihab Tarazi, CTO, Equinix.