Cloud solution to be launched in Equinix’s LD5 data center and replicated across new markets through Equinix’s EMEA presence
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced NextiraOne has selected Equinix’s LD5 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) as the primary data center to support the roll-out of its new modular private cloud infrastructure portfolio.
NextiraOne’s latest cloud offering â FlexSuite â uses FlexPod, a private cloud infrastructure designed to enhance hardware utilization from 15 to 85 percent, allowing superior high-speed scalability. The cloud solution is designed for unified enterprise and cloud software applications, as well as internal and external IT-based services.
NextiraOne is extending its partnership with Equinix because of the network-rich environment and dense ecosystem of enterprise and cloud providers it will have access to in LD5.
With NextiraOne’s presence, Equinix customers can benefit from access to improved hardware utilization and provide scalable cloud services. NextiraOne also aims to replicate the data center partner model across new markets, meaning Equinix’s EMEA customers can also gain access to this new cloud model and its many benefits.
According to IDC, IT organizations are viewing converged systems as a method to simplify management and increase time to value. FlexSuite addresses this market demand by enabling power consumption, capacity and usage, to be flexed up or down according to business requirements. Furthermore, the modular cloud service brings network, computer and storage functions together in a single cabinet, improving efficiency.
Equinix’s ecosystems include more than 800 financial services businesses, over 450 content and digital media businesses and more than 950 cloud service providers, as well as a wide range of enterprises and over 900 network service providers.
Geraint Davies, head of business development, Data Centers, NextiraOne said: “The past twelve months have seen a significant increase in the number of businesses consolidating IT legacy systems, which have proven costly to update and slowed commercial growth. By locating in Equinix, we will not only be able to deliver our services to customers but also have direct access to a prospective client base of cloud driven customers and partners through Equinix Marketplace portal.
Russell Poole, managing director, Equinix UK, said: “As businesses look to consolidate and simplify IT systems, more and more will turn to the cloud a as a cost-effective way to do this. NextiraOne provides businesses with the knowledge and expertise to ensure that they not only implement the right cloud strategy, but also help them to navigate the common pitfalls associated with a poor implementation that can result in spiraling costs.”