Equinix Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Status
Highlights / Key Facts
- Microsoft Gold certification, provided to a select group of partners who demonstrate that they meet strict criteria, is the highest level of certification for companies that are part of the
Microsoftpartnership program. Companies, such as Equinix, that attain this status must provide successful client references and demonstrate that they have developed innovative products and solutions based on Microsofttechnologies. Equinixhas been aligned with Microsoftfor many years to provide high-level interconnection and global access to Microsoft Azure. Equinixwill also be expanding its role as a critical partner in Microsofthybrid cloud solutions by integrating Microsoft Azure Stack into its interconnection offerings.
Equinix, applications and workloads operating in a hybrid cloud are optimized for business value. By directly and securely connecting to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Azure Stack inside Equinix, customers can take advantage of:
- Superior application performance and user experience
- Enhanced compliance by connecting privately to Microsoft Azure and keeping data within region, without going over the public internet
- Increased cloud security, by bypassing the public internet
- EPS offers practical guidance and proven solutions to help enterprise customers optimize and future-proof their data center architecture and cloud journey. EPS provides hands-on experience in assessing, enabling, migrating, optimizing, planning, designing, testing and deploying IT infrastructure, networks and cloud architectures.
Equinixwill be showcasing its interconnection capabilities at the upcoming Microsoft Inspire conference, taking place July 9- 13, in Washington, D.C.
Bob Breynaert, global managing director, Microsoftstrategic alliance, Equinix:
"Hybrid cloud is revolutionizing the way enterprises do business, and
Equinixis committed to empowering our customers to deploy high-performance, scalable and secure hybrid cloud solutions on a global scale. A critical component of this is interconnectivity to Microsoft Azure and Office 365 platforms inside our vast platform of data centers. We are honored to have reached Gold partner status with Microsoft, and look forward to providing additional ways for our global customers to achieve improved performance of their cloud-based applications." Ryan Mallory, vice president, global solutions enablement, Equinix: "We are incredibly proud to have achieved Gold Cloud Platform status. The recipe for our accomplishment ultimately stems from the right mix of a number of symbiotic ingredients: Equinix'shybrid cloud enabling interconnection platform with unprecedented global reach, Microsoft'sreputable cloud service offerings, the exceptional quality of work delivered by our Professional Services organization, and last but not least, our extremely innovative customers. Teaming with a pioneering organization like Microsoftis instrumental in being able to deliver end-to-end solutions that quickly deliver business results and satisfy the evolving needs of our customers." Robert Mahowald, group vice president, applications and cloud business models, IDC
"In our recent research, we are seeing a strong trend within enterprise IT to move applications and workloads off premises onto cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure, to achieve cost and application performance benefits.
Equinixis helping enterprise customers easily make this transition by enabling direct, low-latency, secure connections to cloud services within its global footprint of data centers."
- Maximizing Cloud Impact - A New Paradigm for Connecting Clouds within the Enterprise [white paper]
- Microsoft Azure Stack and Equinix Deliver the
True Valueof Hybrid Cloud to Digital Business [blog post]
- Learn more about
Equinixand Microsoft[web page]
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering
*Source: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions; Doc # US41863916,
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