“Our global platform is a critical source of differentiation, making us the partner-of-choice for customers looking to respond effectively to increasingly distributed infrastructure requirement,” remarks Stephen Smith, CEO and President, Equinix.
Our global platform is a critical source of differentiation, making us the partner-of-choice for customers looking to respond effectively to increasingly distributed infrastructure requirement
Delivering an unsurpassed choice of networks, Equinix enables organizations to securely distribute content from public and private CDN infrastructures. While private CDNs distribute customized content for specific business units, user groups or individuals can gain access to it, a public CDN hosts and serves open source projects. In either case, enterprises require a consistent and reliable interconnection solution to support their CDN requirements. With Platform Equinix and Equinix Performance Hub, clients can increase network bandwidth, reduce latency, and lower the administrative costs by managing fewer circuits. Platform Equinix offers reliable IBX data centers, established business ecosystems, and the proven expertise a customer requires to foster growth. “The reason you can download a Netflix video in 12 seconds is because Netflix’s servers sit inside Equinix’s data centers all over the world,” exclaims the CEO. Platform Equinix brings together the world’s market leaders and innovators on a single, global interconnection platform, accelerating business performance and opportunities.
On the other hand, Equinix Performance Hub is a low risk approach, which offers enterprises secure and scalable access to major network and cloud service providers. Equinix Performance Hub is based on a core set of vendor-agnostic components which uses an Interconnection Oriented Architecture to significantly improve Wide Area Network (WAN) performance and web server response times. The model provides consistent security and Quality of Experience (QoE) to users, while reducing total cost of ownership. In addition, since corporate content requires a solid Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy, Platform Equinix and Performance Hub leverage Equinix’s globally distributed data centers to back up and protect content, away from the primary data center. On one occasion, Cotendo—provider of cloud-based acceleration technologies was able to reliably grow their customer base and service footprint with Platform Equinix. Since Cotendo focuses on Value Added Services (VAS) within the CDN and web acceleration markets, it was challenging for the client to constantly keep up with evolving network technologies and varying network conditions.
"The reason you can download a Netflix video in 12 seconds is because Netflix’s servers sit inside Equinix’s data centers all over the world"
More than Boxes and Cables
Equinix stresses heavily on integrity, neutrality, and innovation as the company firmly believes that interconnection is more than a technical capability. “When you lead globally you have to be patient because you are engaging with different cultures and work ethics,” states Smith. The company runs on a principle called the 3L’s—Listen, Learn, Lead, and each and every employee at Equinix is encouraged to follow it. “Success for us is to think like the customer and we are equally committed to the connections we make,” he explains. Apart from state-of the art solution in content and application delivery, the company also offers professional services to support data center migrations, WAN optimization and the creation of scalable, high performing hybrid cloud solutions.
Data Centers that Power Digitization
Moving forward, the data center giant is looking at expanding their global platform. The company recently purchased TelecityGroup’s 40+ data centers, which doubled Equinix’s capacity in Europe. “Over the next 15 years, we are going to get thousands of enterprises come out of their on-premise data centers and use our facilities to take advantage of the multi-cloud,” reveals Smith. In a digital economy where enterprise business models are increasingly interdependent, Equinix’s official logo depicting a fortress is a perspicuous summation of the company’s profound role in protection of content delivery. Even in the days to come, Equinix is bound to maintain its foothold in high-performance content and application delivery for the greatest return on a CDN infrastructure investment.