MarketsandMarkets estimates the colocation market will grow from $25.72 billion in 2013 to $43.34 billion by 2018 (a CAGR of 11.0%). Cutting down in-house IT overhead and maintenance costs and ensuring performance, scalability, security and reliability are many of the compelling reasons for this market growth. Another benefit of multi-siting your IT infrastructure is the flexibility you get for customizing your content and application delivery to meet the changing needs of your business.
By deploying Equinix Performance Hub™ as an extension node of your network within globally distributed Equinix IBX® data centers, you can strategically place customized content and applications environments closer to your regional end users and local network providers, improving their QoE. You can also leverage global access to multiple interconnections to networks, Internet and cloud services, and industry ecosystems that only Equinix's distributed IT infrastructure can deliver.
A distributed IT infrastructure helps you improve QoE by bringing your content and applications closer to end users. Hosting proximity lowers network latency and increases bandwidth for better performance and more consistent delivery of services. Low-latency, high-bandwidth networks also enable fast and consistent disaster recovery (DR) and replication environments that can scale to accommodate large amounts of data.
1,150+ networks and the top 10 global and regional Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) providers reside in Equinix's worldwide IBX data centers, providing a variety of cost-effective networking options. The choice of networks includes various speeds (Fast Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet) and types of connections (CAT5/6, coax and fiber).
Interconnection is critical to cloud success. Equinix is the home of the interconnected cloud, where you can gain access to 3,600+ cloud service providers, including leading cloud providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Equinix Cloud Exchange™ connects you directly to the broadest choice of cloud offerings from around the world so you can always align your chosen cloud services with your changing content and application delivery needs.
By colocating in Equinix IBX data centers, you gain access to a variety of Equinix business ecosystems, including the enterprise, cloud, content, financial, mobility and networking industries. By joining these ecosystems you can expand your global reach into these industries, improve content and application delivery performance, and simplify your data center deployment.
Our Global Solutions Architects can help you test and measure the impact of your multi-site deployments on your applications and workloads in our Equinix Solution Validation Centers™.
Location matters. Platform Equinix interconnects a critical mass of industry participants in one place, allowing businesses to enhance performance and increase user satisfaction while reducing operational costs.
Equinix Cloud Exchange provides the benefits of the cloud without the downside of the public Internet. Equinix Cloud Exchange is an advanced network solution that securely reaches multiple cloud providers in metro areas around the world over a single port. It works in near real-time, so you can easily access the cloud providers you want with reduced latency and increased security.
Building direct, secure and reliable connectivity to cloud service providers with Equinix’s Performance Hub and the Equinix Cloud Exchange allow companies to bypass the concerns of the public Internet and take advantage of the many benefits of cloud computing.