Alibaba and Equinix Do Cloud Deal
July 9, 2020
will extend access to Alibaba Cloud, the
digital technology and intelligence backbone
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), will help
enterprises from these global markets easily
and privately connect to Alibaba Cloud on
Alibaba Group's market share in the global IaaS market climbed to 9.1% in 2019, up from 7.7% in 2018, according to Gartner.3 To support its growing international business, Alibaba Cloud distributes its IT infrastructure on Platform Equinix in 17 metros across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA:
Nine American metros: Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Washington D.C.
Five Asia-Pacific metros: Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo
Three EMEA metros: Dubai, Frankfurt and London
Alibaba Cloud's API integration with ECX Fabric enables seamless, streamlined access for customers.
Enterprises can establish a secure connection between their network and Alibaba Cloud through a single portal in minutes. This allows enterprises to maintain private clouds and manage sensitive data within Equinix IBX data centers in proximity to Alibaba Cloud, while taking advantage of its flexibility, scalability and cost-savings benefits.
As global IT decision-makers respond to an increasingly dynamic world, many are accelerating their digital transformation efforts and continuing to prioritize the adoption of hybrid multicloud solutions. Platform Equinix has more than 40% of the public cloud on-ramps in markets where it operates, which is the highest share in the world, making it essential for any enterprise deploying hybrid multicloud at the edge.
Available in more than 170 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across 45 metros, ECX Fabric is an on-demand, SDN-enabled interconnection service that allows any business to connect between its own distributed infrastructure, and that of any of its 2,100 users, including the world's largest network service and cloud providers, on Platform Equinix.
Direct and private connectivity to
strategic cloud service providers is
essential as digital transformation fuels
higher demand for localized digital services
at the edge. According to the Global
Interconnection Index (GXI) Volume 3, a
market study published by Equinix,
interconnecting to multiple clouds and IT
services across multiple edge locations and
cloud regions represents the next largest
and fastest use of interconnection bandwidth
and is predicted to grow 13x by 2022.