Broadband, wireless and communications services provider, Verizon has partnered with datacentre and co-location provider, Equinix, to offer Verizon’s private IP service in Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentres globally.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions president, John Stratton, said the partnership would enable enterprise customers to gain greater access to global communications solutions that are scalable, secure, reliable and high performing.
Stratton mentioned that regardless of industry, whether it is e-commerce applications, Big Data, media and entertainment or Cloud computing, enterprises need to quickly and securely access and move information from various points around the world.
“The new alliance will provide customers of both companies with the foundation to transform their businesses. These solutions are necessary because the rapid growth of Cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications drive demand for datacentre service,” he said.
Verizon also announced enablement of 100GE access for its private IP network, aiming to provide global enterprise customers faster speeds and the bandwidth necessary to adopt new technologies.
Equinix CEO and president, Steve Smith, said leveraging Verizon’s private IP service and Equinix’s datacentre and interconnection services provide “security, reliability and performance as they grow their businesses and expand into new markets.”
“This will also enable customers to use Verizon’s network to reach more than 300 Cloud service providers inside Equinix datacentres,” he added.
Fully integrated solutions will be available by the end of 2013.