Lowering barriers to entry helps accelerate hybrid cloud deployment among enterprises
SYDNEY, Australia – April 9, 2019 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company today announced a collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to launch Azure Stack-as-a-Service on Platform Equinix® in Asia-Pacific. This pay-as-you-use1 solution enables enterprises to leverage HPE GreenLake with Microsoft Azure Stack to provision and manage hybrid cloud architecture reliably and on-demand.
Hybrid cloud architecture, which provides the agility and convenience of public cloud and the security and control of on-premise private cloud, has been increasingly adopted by enterprises. IDC predicts that 90% of enterprises will adopt multi or hybrid cloud by 2024.2 However, enterprises are often faced with high upfront capital expenditure and struggle to provision space with sufficient power and suitable weight-bearing capacity when setting up owned on-premise private cloud.
With a pay-as-you-use3 pricing model, HPE GreenLake with Microsoft Azure Stack on Platform Equinix enables businesses in Asia-Pacific to deploy hybrid cloud architectures more effectively without incurring excessive initial costs or requiring access to niche expertise. Hosted in Equinix International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) data centres, Azure Stack running on HPE hardware can directly connect to Microsoft Azure via Equinix Cloud Exchange FabricTM (ECX FabricTM), enhancing application performance and user experience.
“While hybrid cloud is today’s mainstream for innovative businesses, there are still several barriers to adoption. With Equinix’s interconnection platform and incomparible cloud network, we are able to bring an enterprise-grade hybrid cloud solution to businesses of all sizes in Asia-Pacific on-demand. We look forward to rolling out the solution to more markets via Platform Equinix to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption in the region.”
“Extending the breadth of our global partnership with HPE by introducing this on-demand hybrid cloud solution in Asia-Pacific provides Equinix’s enterprise customers with a simple means to consume an ever-expanding range of technologies as-a-Service in our data centres. Our global reach and extensive business ecosystems enable HPE to offer on-demand, enterprise-grade hybrid cloud solution to nearly 10,000 world-leading companies across the globe.”
“Companies across Australia are increasingly transitioning to hybrid cloud architectures as part of their digital transformation journeys. With Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute already connected to our Sydney and Melbourne facilities, this on-demand, enterprise-grade hybrid cloud solution we offer with HPE will help further support our customers at a local level, providing them with a simple, agile and secure way to consume the range of technologies as-a-Service in our data centres.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centres. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 50 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centres and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centres; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see recent Equinix quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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2 IDC FutureScape: Multiplied Innovation Takes Off, Powered by AI, Distributed Public Cloud, Microservices, Developer Population Explosion, Greater Specialisation and Verticalisation, and Scaling Trust, October 2018, IDC
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