Global datacentre company, Equinix, has launched Equinix Data Hub, a bundled solution consisting of preconfigured co-location and power, combined with Cloud-integrated data storage solutions.
Data Hub works in conjunction with Equinix’s Performance Hub solution. While Performance Hub solves for the deployment of network gear and interconnection inside Equinix datacentres, Data Hub enables the deployment of IT gear integrated with Performance Hub.
It also consists of a large footprint of systems which perform data ingestion and analytics while being connected to Performance Hub. Performance Hub, in turn, connects the global enterprise network to public and private Cloud services.
Equinix product offers and platform strategy vice-president, Lance Weaver, said this combination allows Data Hub customers to securely manage huge volumes of data, and receive or deliver real-time insight from it, wherever it resides.
“Data Hub will enable organisations to develop large data repositories and dispense, consume and process data close to its source and users. The solution directly addresses the demands brought on by real time analytics, the Internet of Things and the increasing need for data protection.”
Weaver also said enterprises today are faced with the overwhelming challenge of managing the onslaught of data brought on by industry shifts such as IoT and Big Data.
“Therefore, it is critical for enterprises to re-think their existing IT infrastructure, and develop an Interconnecction Oriented Architecture (IOA), at the edge. Data Hub, when combined with Performance Hub and Cloud Exchange, provides a valuable suite of components required to implement an IOA strategy,” the company said.
Equinix will be working closely with its partner community to develop collaborative solutions involving Data Hub. Its partners, such as NetApp, Dell, EMC and Pure Storage, are integrating Data Hub into their data storage solutions, and reseller partners such as FusionStorm are also working with Equinix to offer Data Hub to its enterprise customers.
“Data, and its exponential growth, continues to be an ongoing concern for enterprise IT. And there is no expectation it will slow down in the near future. To keep up with this relentless data rise, it is critical for the enterprise to rethink its IT architecture and focus on an interconnection-first strategy.
“Data Hub, is the newest solution from Equinix and we are confident that it will provide our enterprise customers with the data management solutions they need today, while providing for growth tomorrow,” Weaver added.
Equinix is launching this solution as a pre-packaged offering.