Equinix to expand customer access to Alibaba Cloud

Maria Nikolova

Equinix is set to extend access to Alibaba Cloud through Platform Equinix for customers from 17 metros globally.

Global interconnection and data center company Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) has announced it will extend access to Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence arm of Alibaba Group, through Platform Equinix for customers from 17 metros globally, including Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, as well as US metros such as Chicago, Dallas, Denver.

This expansion, along with its API integration with Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™), is poised to assist enterprises from these global markets in easily and privately connecting to Alibaba Cloud on Platform Equinix.

With the partnership, Alibaba Cloud can also enjoy secure, direct access to a robust, interconnected ecosystem of more than 9,700 customers, including 1,800 network providers and over 2,900 cloud and IT service providers globally to enhance performance, lower latency, and increase reliability for its customers.

In view of increasing market demand, Alibaba Cloud has also integrated its API with ECX Fabric™ to streamline the process for enterprises to facilitate private and direct connections to Alibaba Cloud. Through a single portal, customers can create and manage private connections to Alibaba Cloud on demand in any of the 45 ECX Fabric metros, in minutes.

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