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Orange and Equinix partner to expand the Orange Telco Cloud

Written by Thu 1 Sep 2022

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A new Bare Metal as a Service model developed by digital infrastructure firm Equinix is enabling telecommunications firm Orange to expand its cloud footprint. Equinix Metal gives businesses and wholesale customers the ability to access on-demand Telco Cloud Points of Presence (PoPs) that provide vital SD-WAN, 5G roaming and voice services at low latencies.

Amsterdam, Madrid and Seattle are the three first locations where these capabilities are set to be deployed, with additional markets expected to be entered into next year. In a bid to meet changing customer demands, where flexibility and speed are of the utmost importance, Bare Metal as a Service is being integrated near to existing Equinix networks. This collaboration builds on a 20-year long working relationship between Orange and Equinix.

“By embracing an ‘as a service’ infrastructure model and focusing investment in our SDN and VNF capabilities, Orange can provide a fully flexible and elastic solution to customers, speed up the deployment of our planned 100 Telco Cloud PoPs, and quickly adapt capacity to meet demand,” explained Jean-Luc Vuillemin, Executive Vice President, International Networks at Orange.

With the Global Tech Trends Survey 2022 from Equinix finding that almost three-quarters (72%) of businesses are planning to expand over the next year, comprehensive connectivity solutions are essential to fuelling this growth.

At the most recent count, Orange has 40 SDN PoPs globally and is on track to surpass 100 “Telco Cloud PoPs” by 2024, thanks to its eNGINe (New Generation International Network) transformation program.

One of the benefits enabled by Equinix Metal for Orange customers is the possibility to embrace cutting-edge services without the requirement to pay CAPEX up-front, whilst still being able to keep control of IT infrastructure.

Written by Thu 1 Sep 2022

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