Equinix Makes Multicloud Networking Easy and Efficient

Equinix Makes Multicloud Networking Easy and Efficient

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  January 29, 2024

Modern IT environments are increasingly digitized and dispersed. According to research conducted by TechTarget's Enterprise Strategy Group (News - Alert) in 2023, 94% of organizations embraced the utilization of multiple distinct public clouds.

This surge in multicloud adoption is primarily propelled by widespread imperatives to enhance performance and scale applications efficiently. With businesses operating in diverse sectors (while trying to leverage all the advantages of cloud computing), optimizing performance and scalability have emerged are important.

To help enterprises easily connect applications and data across multiple clouds and on-premise deployments, Equinix, a digital infrastructure company, introduced its Equinix (News - Alert) Fabric Cloud Router, a new virtual routing service.

Equinix Fabric Cloud Router helps customers simplify their complex cloud-to-cloud and hybrid cloud networking challenges by providing an easy-to-configure, enterprise-grade, multicloud routing service that can be deployed in under a minute.

It facilitates multicloud performance by leveraging Equinix's globally distributed, cloud-adjacent locations to minimize latency between major cloud providers. There are three results from this: Equinix Fabric Cloud Router eliminates the necessity to route traffic through distant locations, it improves cloud-to-cloud networking performance, and it facilitates rapid adaptation to evolving infrastructure needs, such as cloud migrations.

Equinix Fabric Cloud Router also offers private connectivity. The private connectivity approach mitigates the exposure of sensitive data and network infrastructure to the risks associated with the public internet, while also facilitating compliance with data sovereignty regulations.

Another thing Equinix Fabric Cloud Router brings is its enterprise-grade reliability, backed by a 99.999% uptime SLA. Customers can scale bandwidth and connectivity across multiple clouds without limitations, with speeds of up to 50Gbps and support for hundreds of gigabits of aggregate throughput per router.

As for the costs, the Equinix Fabric Cloud Router contributes to lowering costs by reducing cloud egress expenses by up to 75% through private cloud connections instead of routing traffic over the internet. Its built-in resilience eliminates the need for expensive redundant routers, potentially saving IT teams even more. And, being delivered as a service, customers have the flexibility to pay only for the resources they require without being tied into lengthy contracts.

By removing these limitations, customers improve application performance, reduce cloud costs and accelerate services to market.

“Multicloud networking is hard, but now with the launch of Equinix Fabric Cloud Router we are simplifying it for businesses everywhere by helping users connect different clouds in as little as 45 seconds,” said Arun Dev, Vice President of Digital Interconnection at Equinix. “By combining Equinix's commitment to cloud and network neutrality that has spanned more than 25 years, our leading access to cloud on-ramps and a large selection of cloud providers and services partners, Equinix is uniquely positioned to provide the on-demand digital infrastructure today's enterprises need.”

Customers can deploy Equinix Fabric Cloud Router in all 58 Equinix Fabric-enabled markets globally with low latency connectivity to all major cloud providers, including AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, as well as other service providers like Akamai, ServiceNow and Zoom.

Swiftly and affordably implement and oversee a high-performance multicloud networking infrastructure by using the Equinix Fabric Cloud Router.

Edited by Alex Passett
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