Equinix commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by interconnecting in Equinix facilities. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Equinix on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an Equinix implementation, Forrester interviewed several customers with multiple years of experience using Equinix to interconnect. Equinix offers carrier-neutral data centers and Internet exchanges for companies worldwide and provides interconnection solutions, such as Equinix Performance Hub, to colocate corporate IT resources in Equinix data centers close to network service providers. Equinix also offers Equinix Cloud Exchange, which provides direct and secure, software-enabled access to cloud service providers.
"With Equinix and their facilities, many of the service providers and partners that my company needs to do business with are already there. So by investing to build and connect my enterprise into an Equinix facility, I immediately unlock the opportunity for my business to directly connect to a number of services.” - VP of Data Center, Network, Storage Services
Prior to using Equinix, each customer’s global user base struggled with application performance issues. Traditional system-centric models of connectivity and reliance on public Internet could not address performance concerns in a cost-effective way and stifled application innovation. In order to resolve these issues and pursue their cloud strategy, which would require even greater responsiveness, the organizations needed to switch to a more user-centric model. This meant bringing data and applications closer to the users; focusing on the interconnection between networks, applications, and users; and ultimately pushing services and applications to the edge of the network.
With Equinix Performance Hub and Equinix Cloud Exchange, the organizations have access to reliable, scalable, and secure connectivity, boosting performance and end user satisfaction. They also have access to direct and fast connections to cloud services, enabling their cloud strategies. The Vice President of Platform and Architecture at one organization noted, “We did our due diligence to confirm that Equinix is where we need to be for location, connectivity to partners, connectivity to our existing cloud strategy, and setting the right foundation for international growth."