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Equinix Expands Its Digital Services To Empower Canadian Business From Coast To Coast

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 3, 2022 by itnerd

Equinix, Inc., the world’s digital infrastructure company™, today announced a series of product expansions to empower Canadian businesses from coast to coast. The enhanced offerings include the expansion of Network Edge to Vancouver, the launch of Equinix Managed Services in Canada – the first time it has been offered in North America; as well as the enhanced portfolio of offerings in Western Canada and Montreal. With the expansion of latest offerings, Equinix continues its investment in region to bring the full value of Platform Equinix and its portfolio of solutions to businesses across Canada. 

Equinix will be expanding its Network Edge service to Vancouver, British Columbia, marking the latest expansion of the service which is also available in Toronto and Montreal.  As a result, Equinix will empower businesses from coast to coast to build virtual infrastructure at scale while deploying network services at a predictable cost with no additional hardware. 

Equinix is launching its Equinix Managed Services offering to all Canadian customers, which is the first time the service will be offered in North America. Managed Services offers customers an optimized way of consuming market leading technology and services while accelerating time-to-market through pre-provisioned, and scalable infrastructure. 

By having Equinix manage technology lifecycle, capacity, configurations, and procurement, businesses can reduce IT cost and complexity, while being able to scale up or down as needed, without unpredictable costs or worrying about supply chain hardware shortages.  

Equinix will also be expanding its portfolio of services at its Kamloops and Vancouver Data Centers. Businesses will now be able to access Equinix Fabric, Equinix Internet Access, and Equinix Precision Time. Additionally, customers in Montreal will be able to now access Equinix Internet Exchange – which is the second metro in Canada to offer the service after Toronto.  

According to Equinix’s latest Global Tech Trends Survey, the majority of Canadian IT decision-makers (52%) report more aggressive IT strategies and 55% said they are further along in their digital transformation journeys as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, more than a third (39%) of global respondents said they plan to facilitate global expansion plans by deploying virtually via the cloud. As a result, businesses are increasingly moving to a virtualized, multicloud approach to reduce costs and mitigate risks including hardware supply issues. 

Highlights/Key Facts:

  • Designed to accelerate digital transformation for global businesses, Network Edge by Equinix offers enterprises a new way to deploy virtual network services, within minutes, at the digital edge without a physical data center deployment or hardware requirements.
  • Network Edge enables companies to reduce capital expenses and scale IT and network services globally by virtually deploying digital-ready infrastructure. By utilizing network functions virtualization (NFV), Network Edge offers customers the choice of virtual network services from leading vendors.
  • Equinix Managed Services in Canada offer services for digital transformation that include the replacement, modernization and expansion of the IT environment.  Backed by stringent Service Level Agreements (SLA), these services help to solve data challenges through secure, flexible and scalable solutions. We use best practices with a variety of technical certifications to ensure world-class performance, flexibility and reliability. This provides up-to-date insights in IT infrastructure and data to optimize performance, availability, security and cost efficiency.
  • Customers across Canada and from around the world can access Equinix Managed Services today through nodes in Calgary, Greater Toronto Area, Montreal and Saint John.
  • Equinix Fabric is a software-defined interconnection service that allows any business to connect between its own distributed infrastructure and to any other company’s infrastructure on Platform Equinix. With Equinix Fabric integration built into both Network Edge and Equinix Metal over the trusted Equinix platform, digital leaders can bring together all the right places, partners and possibilities to create the foundational infrastructure needed to succeed.
  • Equinix Precision Time is a network timing service globally available on Platform Equinix that’s designed to help enterprises that require precise time synchronization to run critical applications more effectively and securely. 
  • Equinix Internet Access provides internet access in Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers. With at least two upstream ISPs in each market, Equinix Internet Access offers the resiliency that organizations demand and direct connections to major content destinations for superior performance.
  • Equinix Internet Exchange enables networks, content providers and large enterprises to exchange internet traffic through the largest global peering solution across more than 30 markets.
  • Equinix now operates 15 high-quality International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers coast to coast in Canada with six Toronto facilities three in Calgary, and one in each of the following metros: Kamloops, Montreal, Ottawa, Saint John, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix enables today’s businesses to access all the right places, partners and possibilities they need to accelerate advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value.