This second IDC MarketScape assessment evaluates nine colocation service providers worldwide and is based on current and future capabilities, with a view of presenting a comprehensive analysis of enterprise digital infrastructure requirements. It represents a key milestone in the evolution of the data center and networking industry, as it reflects the increasingly strategic role digital infrastructure plays in businesses today – particularly as companies look to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the IDC MarketScape, companies will accelerate hybrid infrastructure strategies and look to colocation providers as integral partners for colocation and cloud interconnection.
- As a part of the research and analysis for the report,
Equinixwas recognized for the following strengths:
- Platform Capabilities and Innovation: The IDC MarketScape report cites that Platform Equinix offers a multilayer portfolio – spanning data center, interconnection and digital infrastructure services – that meets both current and emerging digital infrastructure requirements for companies. Supported by top IT, cloud and networking partners, Platform Equinix enables enterprises to implement an agile hybrid cloud architecture and digital framework.
- Value of Ecosystems:
Equinix'secosystem has grown to now include approximately 10,000 customers, including 1,800 networks and 2,950 cloud and IT companies. To help solve for digital infrastructure requirements, Equinix'spartner program is focused on "The power of three," which brings together a partner and a provider to enable customers to scale on Platform Equinix and interconnect to their partners, supply chains and ecosystems.
- Sustainability: The report recognizes
Equinixas a leader in leveraging sustainable energy sources and innovations. During 2020, Equinixleveraged over 90% (5,840 GWh) of the electricity it consumed from sustainable renewable sources.
- According to the report, companies should consider
Equinixwhen looking for robust digital infrastructure services to modernize hybrid capabilities, scale digital partnerships, build new experiences and extend analytics across a secure edge.
Courtney Munroe, Research Vice President, Worldwide Telecommunications Research, IDC
Equinixhas developed a reputation for delivering enhanced performance and connectivity with the most comprehensive and seamless global portfolio of digital infrastructure and interconnection services. Platform Equinixprovides customers a robust and dynamic roadmap with sustainable investment and expansion." Joe Harding, Vice President, Product Marketing, Equinix
"We are thrilled to be named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape once again. As we have seen over the past year, the role of digital infrastructure has become increasingly mission-critical and companies are taking a digital-first approach that encompasses architecting for a distributed core, interacting with business ecosystems and extending to the edge to be closer to users."
- IDC MarketScape Names Equinix a Colocation and Interconnection Leader – [blog]
- IDC MarketScape report names
Equinixa Leader on Colo & Interconnection – [analyst report]
- IDC –
Equinix: The Global Digital Platform Facilitator – [analyst report]
- Global Interconnection Index Vol. 4 – [report]
About IDC MarketScape
About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
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