Rackspace Jumps on Equinix Interconnect Bandwagon

Data center operator Equinix has seen great success with its strategy of offering organizations direct, dedicated connections between the public cloud and their own infrastructure. Rackspace is the latest to sign up.

Increasingly there is agreement that the future of enterprise IT, at least for most large organizations, is a hybrid model whereby enterprises leverage not only their existing, legacy infrastructures but also a cloud of all flavors - public and private. At the same time organizations will increasingly move up the stack and not only leverage raw infrastructure, but also embrace platform-level services.

In this hybrid world, there is an important role to play by vendors that help ease the connections between these varying types of infrastructure. Equinix, the global data center operator, has been leveraging its scale and resource-base to offer these sorts of services. Since Equinix already hosts a huge number of enterprise customers, has existing relationships with most of the public cloud vendors and also has the benefit of having massive private networks to use, it can offer compelling solutions.

Equinix has already signed up public cloud vendors such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Service and is today announcing the addition of Rackspace to the list. 

Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world's digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix operates a global interconnection platform of more than 200 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 63 metros across 26 countries.
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