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GoGrid adds its big data capabilities to Equinix Cloud Exchange

Tue 3 Jun 2014

Data centre company Equinix has won a significant boost for its new global interconnection solution by attracting big data and analytics player, GoGrid, to join.

Equinix Cloud Exchange gives customers direct access to clouds and networks across the world. GoGrid is adding its Cloud Bridge which provides access to its existing cloud. “Expanding our relationship with Equinix enables our customers to use our cloud and big data solutions in a more secure, predictable, and high-performance manner,” said Mark Worsey, chief operating officer at GoGrid.

The Exchange was launched in April to help companies build hybrid cloud networks and has already drawn Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Its aim is to help customers expand their market reach and to offer private connectivity globally through a single interconnection solution.

One of the challenges for GoGrid is that, as the term big data suggests, there is requirement for a high bandwidth, fast and secure means of data transfer. “By providing a secure, dedicated network connection over the Equinix Cloud Exchange, rather than the public internet, enterprises receive improved performance in the form of data throughput at reduced costs” said Equinix.

“The Equinix Cloud Exchange simplifies the process of establishing hybrid cloud deployments by connecting enterprises and services providers – delivering the many benefits associated with cloud environments and private access,” said Worsey.

“The demand for private access and multi-cloud environments is continuing to increase with companies looking to implement easy-to-use, scalable and cost-effective cloud solutions,” said Jim Poole, vice president Global Service Providers at Equinix. “Adding a highly-regarded cloud service provider like GoGrid to the Cloud Exchange is a significant next step as we continue to build out the Cloud Exchange and solidify its impact on the advancement of cloud computing.”

♠ DigitalOcean, a cloud service provider startup, is helping its push in to the Asia Pacific region by moving into Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Singapore. Equinix says DigitalOcean will now offer better access into the region and its cloud hosting services to the local community.


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