Telstra is integrating its API with Equinix's ECX Fabric with an aim to provide its customers with a direct connection to global cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Series, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
FREMONT, CA: Australia-based Telstra ties up with Equinix to extend its global reach and provide its service to more than 170 cloud providers in 38 global markets.
Telstra is integrating its API with Equinix's ECX Fabric with an aim to provide its customers with a direct connection to global cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Series, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. With the help of this alliance with Equinix, Telstra is also aiming to expand its services into North America and Europe.
With the help of TPN, the software-defined networking platform of Telstra, the customers can now have access to the cloud in minutes. Telstra increased the number of cloud service providers from 60 to more than 170 by interconnecting TPN to ECX Fabric.
ECX Fabric, which is an on-demand, software-defined interconnection service, is now available across 38 locations. Equinix announced that it is buying bare metal cloud startup packet to increase its edge computing capabilities, is far and away from the colocation market leader.
Apart from the Packet, Equinix announced in last October that it was buying three data centers from Axtel for $175 million. The deal with Axtel closed last week.
In another announcement, Equinix informed that it had completed the formation of a $1 billion joint venture with partner GIC, a Singapore-based wealth fund leader, to build and operate hyperscale data centers in Europe. Equinix also expanded the global reach of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure across five continents to enable enterprise customers to connect to Oracle Cloud.
As enterprises embark on their digital transformations, colocation facilities are taking on added importance. Service providers and enterprises are moving to into colocation facilities to connect to various facilities including cloud, IoT application and services, and to other service providers and enterprises.
A colocation site is a data center facility where a business can rent out space for servers and other computing hardware. Mostly the colocations include the building, power, cooling, physical security, and bandwidth while the customer provides servers and storage.