Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Equinix and Rackspace Collaborate on Hybrid Cloud

Equinix and Rackspace announced a collaboration to offer private access to Rackspace cloud services from Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers across North America.

Equinix will offer direct access to Rackspace dedicated data centers via direct cross connects, as well as through Equinix Cloud Exchange, the interconnection solution that provides direct access to leading cloud providers from a single port. This provides enterprises the benefits of hybrid and multi-cloud solutions with access to leading cloud service providers in a secure and high-performing environment.  In addition, existing Equinix customers will now be able to add Rackspace managed services to their hybrid or multi-cloud deployments.  Initially, access will only be available to Microsoft Azure™ via Rackspace, with the possibility of adding additional cloud service providers.

"Today's cloud applications require higher performance than ever before. Together with Rackspace, we are making it easier for customers to access and deploy the cloud infrastructure that makes the most sense for them. RackConnect Global inside Equinix will give our customers new hosted cloud services, and Rackspace customers will benefit from access to any cloud provider on the Cloud Exchange, thus making multi-cloud a reality," stated Mark Adams, Chief Development Officer, Equinix.

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