AT&T expands network into Equinix Data Centers with on-demand capabilities for businesses
Via AT&T News Room
Jan 22, 2018
DALLAS, Texas, 01-22-2018
Bringing Agility, Scalable Connectivity and Expanded Interconnection Opportunities Closer to the Customer
AT&T* and Equinix are expanding their relationship to make AT&T Switched Ethernet ServiceSM with Network on Demand available to businesses in Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX® ) data centers.
With agility being essential in many aspects of today’s business environment, enterprises can now easily add connectivity and scale bandwidth in near real time based on their business needs. The new AT&T Network on Demand service offered at Equinix enables intelligence across cloud service providers, and brings connectivity and expanded interconnection opportunities closer to where businesses operate.
AT&T Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand provides exceptional capabilities to help make businesses more agile and competitive. Businesses can turn up sites in just days to deliver the important voice, data and video applications necessary for business today. Plus, a dynamic network enables customers to upgrade their network in minutes and quickly add the bandwidth they need, when they need it.
“A dynamic network can differentiate a company. This is a critical move for many customers as they continue on their digital transformation and look to adopt technologies that require optimal speed and performance,” said Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer, AT&T Business. “Our work with Equinix lets us deliver the physical infrastructure and network connectivity options to support our customers’ evolving business needs.”
More than 90% of AT&T Business customers are using some form of cloud computing. Many companies are operating in a multicloud environment and need fast, highly-secure connectivity between cloud service providers. This expansion lets AT&T customers to leverage the extensive cloud density available at Equinix facilities and utilize one provider for their end-to-end cloud infrastructure, allowing companies to better support business-critical apps and maximize workforce productivity and collaboration. This includes high-performing apps on the forefront of innovation, like augmented and virtual reality, that require high bandwidth and low latency for optimal performance.
“Today’s digital business environment demands high-performing, agile network operations. Cloud and data center services must offer the scalability and reliability that IT managers require, while helping enterprises rapidly scale their operations globally,” said Charles Meyers, president, Strategy, Services and Innovation, Equinix. “AT&T’s network expansion is coming at the right time for our customers. As businesses are increasingly adopting the cloud, we are providing customers with the agility, connectivity and interconnection opportunities they need to compete and grow their businesses on a global scale.”
Together, AT&T and Equinix have been providing businesses with data networking services for more than a decade. In 2014, AT&T became a premier reseller of Equinix’ colocation infrastructure. AT&T Switched Ethernet Service with Network on Demand is currently available at Equinix IBX data centers in the following metro areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Silicon Valley and more.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 48 markets worldwide, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.
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