As multi-national enterprise customers look to expand their cloud-based applications across
Highlights / Key Facts
- Access to Aliyun's cloud services will initially be available in
Equinix'sInternational Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Hong Kongand Silicon Valley, with future expansion planned to additional IBX data centers across North Americaand Asia.
- In addition to the Aliyun cloud platform,
Equinixwill also offer direct access to additional cloud-based services from Aliyun, including SaaS-based applications.
- The cloud market in
Asia Pacificis growing rapidly. In fact, according to Cisco's Cloud Survey, by 2018, the region will generate the most cloud traffic (2.3 zettabytes annually), the equivalent to 38 percent CAGR (2013-17). By providing direct access to Aliyun's suite of cloud services, Equinixand Aliyun will help speed cloud adoption in the Asia Pacificregion and further fuel this growth.
- With more than 1.4 million customers directly and indirectly through ISVs, Aliyun is the largest public cloud service provider in
Chinaand operates the country's largest content delivery network. According to IDC, Aliyun maintains 22.8 percent of the IaaS market in China, and the company is embarking on an international expansion to serve customers around the world.
- With more than 100 data centers across 33 markets around the world,
Equinixprovides cloud service providers such as Aliyun with an ideal platform to scale their offerings around the world to support growing customer demand. The Equinix Cloud Exchange is currently available in 21 markets globally including – Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Osaka, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Zurich.
Chris Sharp, vice president, cloud innovation, Equinix
"Our multi-national enterprise customers are increasingly asking for access to the Aliyun cloud platform, as they deploy cloud-based applications across
Asia. By providing this access in two strategic markets, we're empowering businesses to build secure, private clouds, without compromising network and application performance." Sicheng Yu, vice president, Aliyun
"Aliyun is very excited about our global partnership with
Equinix, who not only has a global footprint of cutting-edge data centers, but has also brought together the most abundant cloud players and tenants in the cloud computing ecosystem on its Equinix Cloud Exchange platform. Connecting the Equinixecosystem with our Aliyun cloud services on Cloud Exchange will provide customers with the best-of-breed choices and flexibility." Melanie Posey, research vice president, hosting & managed network services, IDC
"By offering connection to Aliyun's cloud offerings on the Equinix Cloud Exchange,
Equinixis empowering the enterprise to access Aliyun in a predictable, uncongested and cost-effective manner, something we hear enterprise customers repeatedly asking for. These dedicated connections will help companies realize the full benefits of the Aliyun cloud, including Alibaba'sglobal network of customers and application ecosystems, and expand into Asiaquickly and securely."
Equinixand Aliyun Escalate Cloud Services in Asiaand North America
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